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How to solve code P0015 and P0017 (Toyota or Lexus) of vehicles having rough idling and hard acceleration

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When your Toyota or Lexus cars have just started idling rough or not accelerating easily the way it used to be, you plugged in a scanner and found out the codes P0015 P0017 (both current), as shown below. when this happens, the engine-valve timing is altered.  P0015   P0017 how can engine-valve timing be altered even when no body loosed the engine? Most of the new model vehicle are equipped with variable valve timing inlet (VVTi) camshafts, which help adjust the valve timing of the vehicle when operating on certain loads, to help boost the engine performance at that particular instance. then readjust the timing to the normal point on average working conditions.  But when an ECU commanded the VVTi cam gear to return to the normal point and it's not working, this'll prompt the computer to throw the code P0015 or P0017 or both accuring at the same time, with the check engine showing on the dashboard. When the cam gear failed to return to the normal point after adjustment, this'

How to Disable AFS light on your Lexus Car

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  HOW TO DISABLE ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING ON YOUR LEXUS RX HOW TO DISABLE ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING ON YOUR LEXUS RX    Lexus’s   Intelligent Adaptive Front Lighting System , as fitted to the   Lexus RX 450h , is a driver-aid that adjusts the direction of the headlights in response to steering inputs and vehicle speed, in effect pointing the low-beam headlights into the corner and improving your view. The system is enabled by default, but should you wish to temporarily disable it, watch the tutorial video below or read on for our step-by-step ‘how to’. On the steering wheel of the Lexus RX, press the ‘MENU’ button and use the arrow buttons to cycle through until ‘AFS’ lights up in the dash display. Press the ‘ENTER’ button on the steering wheel, which moves the dash display indicator to ‘AFS OFF’, disabling the system. Press the ‘MENU’ button once more to return to the main display. To re-enable the system, simply repeat the procedure to switch the display from ‘AFS OFF’ to ‘AFS ON’. The

How to repair a noisy Car Engine

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  The rattling Noise from the upper parts of the engine, that confuses you of whether it's from the timing chain, or adjuster, or the lifter cups on the cylinder head. At times you'll make an educated guess that it's from the camshafts assembly. The noise have not stopped, even after you've replaced almost every parts, the only thing you've not replaced now is the cylinder head. And it's cleared that this noise is not from the down part of the Engine. Because when we rev up the Engine, there's no sign of the camshaft, or its bearings are faulty, you're totally convinced that the noise is from the upper end of the Engine. What then makes the Engine noisy? What's the cause of a noisy Engine? The main cause of a noisy Engine is Engine oil... Yes, lack of regular oil and filter changes, especially when you are using Engine oil of poor quality. This type of oil not only loose their lubricating power easily but also burn to leave scale deposits inside the

Should I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid?

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 Source: motorbiscuit.com Should I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid? by  Alice Chase on  May 21, 2020 The popularity of SUVs has meant that more and more manufacturers are finding ways to keep ahead in the market. For many, this means developing newer, more efficient hybrid versions of their traditional models. Two vehicles worth considering are t he 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid  and the  2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid . Both are popular options that have many similarities to consider. Should I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid? Some significant differences are worth noting, as well. We’ll be breaking them up to four categories to help you determine which vehicle is a good fit: safety, reliability, cost, and overall driving experience. Safety ratings: Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid? Toyota  received the 2020 Top Safety Pick from IIHS. The  Ford Explorer  received a good rating. The  Highlander  has class-leading safety standards