1998 toyota vista ardeo
1998 toyota vista ardeo
1998 toyota vista ardeo
1998 toyota vista ardeo
1998 toyota vista ardeo
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1998 Toyota Vista Ardeo engine goes off at below 10km/hr problems

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Date:March 12, 2010, 12:54 pm
Name:Onya Francis O
Location:Uganda, Kampala, Kampala
Vehicle:Toyota Vista Ardeo
Year:1998
Problems:I recently imported a vista ardeo from Japan. This is the second week on the road in Uganda,East Africa. The problem with the vehicle is that when you slow down,say,when caught in a jam whereby you are driving at below 10km/hr,the engine stops running,ie,you have to brave(stop)park,and switch on the engine afresh.I have tried to service with new genuine parts all in vain. The problem has remained,and it makes me feel to have been cheated by the sellers in Japan.

The question is "what could be the problem?"
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April 1, 2010, 4:31 pm  from: collins
Hi Francis I had a similar problem though my car had low hydlen i had to put back my old plug and it only improved a bit and it only go off when you just start it in the morning then after 2minutes it fine you can drive it the all day until tommorow again. what type of engine is your vista......I hear D4 engine is probmatic and am not sure wheather our local people dont know how to repair...
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June 24, 2010, 1:19 pm  from: Mwamba
Hi Francis, I also have a problem with my car but this one is a D4. The situation is that the regulator is mixing petrol and oil, making petrol to settle down in the oil reservoir of the engine. This makes me change engine oil and oil filter every week. Please what could be the problem?
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August 22, 2011, 7:20 am  from: Samuel Walusimbi
Hi Francis, I have just imported a vista ardeo 2000 model with a D-4 engine but it had the same problem. The good thing I have an engineering training.

I checked the charging alternator and found the brushes corroded. I cleaned the brushes and the fault cleared. You can try the same trick.

Always use geneuine service parts from Toyota Uganda( The official Toyota dealer in Uganda). Thye can also advise on how to maintain your vehicle in a good working condition.
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September 8, 2011, 8:38 am  from: Baaska
Hi all i imported the same car from Japan to Mongolia in 2008 and since June in my car has a same problem and i changed petrol pump and flash then it could not help . Now my car spends 15 liter petrol for 100km. Maybe i should check charging alternator. People told me D4 is very sensitive staff if you use the poor quality petrol it would break your D4 and you have to change this tool. So it is very expensive 1000$. You can not repair it just you have to buy new one.
Hey guys tell me that how much petrol does your car spend for 100km?
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December 11, 2011, 7:39 pm  from: motorfield
in my xperience its th throttle actuator. u need t clean it
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May 6, 2012, 8:46 pm  from: Richard
Hi all, my wife also just bought a VISTA Ardeo recently. The problem is the same, the engine turns off when in neutral.
Also, fuel consumption is too high. Another problem is, when the engine is running, it gives a clearly audible unpleasant cranking sound, not as smooth as other cars.

Pse advise if you have any suggestions to solve these problems.
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May 14, 2012, 10:14 pm  from: cuthbert
For fuel I think its the best car with my d4 I travel 100km with. 8litres bt its more wen driving locally. Bt um afraid of servicing it since everyone seem to be nagative on this machine. Now ts recording 10 000kms after I bot it bt no problem yet
April 20, 2013, 5:03 pm  from: mmadithede
i hade vista ardeo also d4 engeine when driving it just decrases speed and start flashing engine picture
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July 27, 2013, 9:38 pm  from: NangaiSidney
hey guys, I am so sorry you are having all these problems with the D4. I also had the same issues a while back. The D4 engine is extremely sensitive and requires great care. Here are the solutions to your problems. 1: Make sure the battery is not low on power as this engine requires stable power, and take care because the problem worsens if you remove the battery and replace with one low on power. 2: Throttle sensor, get this replaced, shouldn't cost more than 200 K. 3: Get ORIGINAL plugs from toyota Uganda and have them fitted by someone who knows what they are doing. 4: Fill from shell only, once in a while fill with V Power. D4 engines recycle fuel so it goes thru 2 cycles before it is ejected. Since most of our fuel is dirty so it cloggs and V Power once in a while helps it burn out.
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November 11, 2014, 10:57 pm  from: Paul Mpabalwani
I have a D4 vista petrol engine, 1998 model and regularly serviced with Toyota vista recommended parts though expensive. The problem is the engine cuts off when slowing down to turn or cut in a traffic jam.
What can be the mean problem though not regularly driven maybe once a week. Please advise.
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December 5, 2016, 7:51 am  from: Mzito
Had same problems too. You should use genuine toyota parts especially plugs. Check the throttle, fuel pump and fuel regulator. This will sort you out

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