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  1. Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    So I replaced the valve cover gasket on my 06 Corolla, put everything back on, torqued the bolts to spec, bing bang boom. But when I started it to check for oil leaks, my gauges, AC (+ controls), Power windows, and blinkers, stopped working. I didn't disconnect anything but the minimum of what I...
  2. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Novice repair person here, and I replaced my valve cover gasket at home. Now I hear a weird knocking noise and I'm certain it wasn't there before. Video with sound. Any help is appreciated, not sure if I should even drive the car.
  3. Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    So speedkar9's wonderful DIY post / video gave me the confidence to go for the rear valve cover gasket on my 2007 Highlander, however I found there are a couple differences and a couple more difficulties, namely this big ass bundle that rests stubbornly on top of the valve cover. I wrestled the...
  4. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have a leak from the valve cover gasket. Whilst I have the VC off I was thinking of replacing the semi-circular plugs and the cam plug that's on the trans side. I've watched a few vids about replacing the cam plug from the outside but none about fitting it from the inside. Fitting it from the...
  5. Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    I am looking for the valve gasket bolt for my 2001 Toyota Corolla LE. I noticed that I was missing one and unable to find it, this is in the image in blue. Also looking for the part number for a bolt holding some pipping it is in the image in red. Also looking for a way to repair stripped...
  6. Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    03 4runner 4.0 l v6. When cleaning the inside of the valve covers with non-chlorinated brake cleaner and a non-metal bristle brush, some of the gasket material (FIPG maybe?) from that riveted plate on the inside of the cover started coming off, not huge chunks, they were only about 1/32" in...
  7. Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    So I am doing the valve cover gasket / knock sensor on my 2001 Highlander Limited V6. I got the intake plenum off and noticed a dribble of fuel on the circled area below the fuel rail in the photo and made me suspicious. I did take a sample and it was fuel so the question I guess is do I have...
  8. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I have a 2004 toyota solara 3.3 256k. Its leaking oil on the exhaust and I can smell oil burning. The fumes are just incredible. I found out its the rear valve cover gasket that needs leaking. My mechanic says i'll need intake manifold gasket valve cover gasket spark plugs I wanted to...
  9. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Sorry for any dumb questions in advance! My first post here. I live in FL , my son in Massachusetts, he has a 2003 Camry V6 w/ 220,000 on it. Valve cover gaskets were leaking pretty bad so he asked if I would come up and help him change them, which I did. Besides being a pain in the @ss, the...
  10. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Ive got the 1mz-fe and have what i would assume is a minor to moderate valve cover gasket leak. There is a lot of crud accumilating around the gasket but not nescessarily drips of oil coming out. Is this anything to worry about? I was looking at whats involved in replacing the gasket and was...
  11. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    99 Camry - 147k miles This is just a little PSA for everyone who owns a camry with a leaking valve cover gasket...the 90's camry's are known for this leak, especially in the rear of the VCG. I had to do mine 3 times to finally get it right, want to know the trick? It's called "THE RIGHT...
  12. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Okay Folks here it goes. 1999 Camry, LE, 2.2 Cylinder. 149k miles. Had this thing a few years (student), It has had a small leak since I've had it. I don't drive a TON, a few miles a day, I don't have a long commute or any long distance driving. Car drives fine, has a rough start but feels...
  13. Prius 2nd Gen - Hybrid (2004-2009)
    Hi all! Firstly, thank you for your advice and suggestions, they are much appreciated. I recently took my 2005 Prius in for an oil change and was informed it had a slight leak in the front timing cover and that it needed replacing and the valve cover gasket did also. The vehicle has about...
  14. MR2 Forum
    I have a 2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder which needs two ignition coils #1 & #2 and spark plugs replaced. I got an estimate from the mechanic which also includes the replacement of a 3 months old valve cover gasket. I'm being told that to get to the spark plugs, the valve cover gasket needs to be removed...
  15. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    New valve cover gasket installed recently, but still getting leakage running down the back side onto the intake then block. Though even with UV dye added, I can't see the origin, just where it ends up. I have a new Beck & Arnley gasket kit with half-moon plugs, but after reading about this...
  16. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I made a how to video when I changed my valve cover gasket on my 97 Camry with the 2.2L. I hope this is helpful.
  17. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have a leak around the #4 cylinder on passenger side and trying to rule out the "sources" one by one. Resealed the Valve Cover Gasket (VCG) again this past weekend. Reused the existing VCG as it's just one year old and looked good.:D ~175K miles on the car. I have owned from 133K. Neglected...
  18. Tercel, Paseo, Starlet, and Sera Forum
    Novice mechanic wanting to replace my valve cover gasket (not just for kicks. I'm told by a garage it needs replacing.) Anything good to know to keep me out of worse trouble?
  19. Avalon 1st Generation (1995-1999)
    Has anyone done a rear (or front) valve cover gasket replacement? I understand leaks on this gasket are a common problem for this engine. What is involved in the job? What needs to be removed, unbolted, disconnected, etc. to safely and effectively perform this replacement. Any tips would be...
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