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    Asalam O ALikum All,

    Asalam O ALikum Pakwheelers,
    Recently bougth vitz 2003. Its a fine car but with some issues, as all 2nd hand cars are prone to issues.
    Problems:
    1. Before starting the car. when I switch on the ignition there is a wierd sound it goes like....teeeeee(a horn sounding low) or if some wire thing gets earth. It goes away when I start the car and run engine for a while. Cannot figure it out please assist?
    2. I feel that when the car goes into 3rd gear(Auto Transmission) it loses its pick drasticly does not accelerate like in 1st or 2nd gears. Please assist?
    Should I take my car to TOYOTA for general check up and diagnostics? Please sussgest.
    3.Where is ECU located in vitz 2003. What if I wash the car's Engine?

    Wiaiting for your kind response.


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    u shd take ur car for a general check,that wud be better,chk if air fitler is chocked,also check the fuel pump filter
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    There is an oil filter type of a thing in gear box get it cleaned in addition with the gear oil change,you will then feel a difference in pick with the saving in fuel consumption,moreover there is no issue to wash engine.
    As far as the wierd sound is concerned it may be of an electronic fuel pump,you better get it checked from Toyota people as i never experienced the same in my 2004 Vitz from the last 3 years.

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    @jz . thx buddy. can i clean the fuel filter my self. where is it located?

    @samins . thx i will get it check from TOYOTA. I think the sound is of some relay that is stuck. It is not coming now since morning. strange.<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_2716841", true); </SCRIPT>

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    chk if its having catalytic conveter chocked

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    I have read many posts relating to catalytic coonverter choke. Does toyota has skilled personals to remove it or it can be removed by any mechanic.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umaslam View Post
    I have read many posts relating to catalytic coonverter choke. Does toyota has skilled personals to remove it or it can be removed by any mechanic.?
    its not a big deal they will do it in within minutes,any good silencer mechanic can do it

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    Asalam o ALikum

    @malik. thx for your response. Does removing cat converter effect the sound of the car. Does it decrese it or increase it. beacus at the moment I feel that my car sounds great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umaslam View Post
    Asalam o ALikum

    @malik. thx for your response. Does removing cat converter effect the sound of the car. Does it decrese it or increase it. beacus at the moment I feel that my car sounds great.

    umair
    yes it does,the sound will be louder n pretty ajeeb c,if u wana get an idea,here's a vdo
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    Oopppsss!!!!!

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    tee sound is probably that alarm sounding that goes on when headlights are left turned on. get it check by toyota electricians.

    that low pick can b due to several reasons but less likely because of the catalytic convertor. get ur fuel filter checked the one under the seat. if the gears are changing at right rpm n r smooth then nothng wrong with transmission. change the transmission oil if its not been changed for like 10k km.
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    nothing happens to the ecu when engine bay is washed. its not a shitty pakistani car.
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    the ecu is located under over the foot passage of the front left passenger side, and the sound u r saying is of the fuel pump when u on the ignition the pump throw the fuel to the engine, it may b for 1 or 2 seconds, nd the third thing u r saying.. when it shift in third gear it sound becomes very low thats y u feel less powered there is nt a single issue with your car, ive driven 1st generation vtiz for 4 years, n i know all abt this,, thanx

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    the empty pipe produces a rattling sound when the cat convertor is removed.
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    ASalam O ALikum All,

    Thanks for all your replies. I am noting down all the possibilites that may occur. I will be at TOYOTA get my vitz 03 checked completely.

    @reatliator : I checked the ATF today. It was of light brown in colour. I thing it needs to be changed too. Otherwise transmission shifting is smooth and jerk free almost. My wild guess is its the fuel filter that may be causing the issue.

    @haroon : I really dont know about the sound but it really goes away when engine remains start for 3 -4 minutes. Some times its there and some times its not. Still confuses me. I went to a mechanic to get the issue diagnosed to my disapointment it never came. Mechnaic was anoyed too saying "bhai koi masla nahi hai".

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    Asalam O Alikum ALL,

    Thankyou pakwheelers for all the good advice. I practiced all the given above.

    Got the fuel filter changed.
    ATF fluid changed plus filter cleaned.
    Suspension Replaced, ALL.

    Great thing which excites me is that all the parts were not xpensive. Got most of them from Bilal Ganj. It was an informative tour learned a lot of things. All the Fluids from NASIR MOTORS (Montegomery Road) They deal in genuine TOYOTA Parts. But are less xpensive then what u get from TOYOTA.

    I must say guys! My car has gone as swift as a car can be. It has become an absolute BLAST. Pick has increased amazingly , transmission shifting smooth. I feel that, average has also gone up. It was fun before getting repairs now its ADVENTURE.

    Thankyou all.

    Man! Pakwheels work..................

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    I am using Vitz 2003. it has done 119500kms.
    I have got a problem. Chk light is coming. Also engine is knocking when i increase speed. Although i am increasing speed, even then it doesnt accelerate. but this remains only for 30-40 sec.pick increases very slowly.
    Can someone suggest what the problem is?

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