Yes, Toyota has no peers in relaiablity and holding value no matter the year
hond ia always faster than Toyota no matter how old is it
Toyota has released a TSB on this . You have to take it to Toyota and have the catalytic converter replaced and the ECM reflashed. And if you have over 80000 miles on it, you also have to pay for it.
Any auto parts store can quote you a price. It really does not matter if you need one.
the alternator serves as the tensioner in atleast the 2.0 engine. I had to replace my belt recently, it wasn't a very complicated matter. Loosen the lower alternator mounting bolt. Then take off the nut on the top left of the alternator. Finally loosen the bolt on the top of the alternator, (it faces you). You can then remove the bolt that runs through the alternator. This will allow you to remove the old belt and replace it.
You have to do the timing belt first, then it's a matter of 4 ten millimeter bolts and an alternator bracket.
If the units have the same mounting locations, are physically the same, and the electrical connections are the same ,the 5 amps won't matter.
The most likely culprit is the shift cable. It is either broken or has somehow become disengaged and needs to be reattached. Good luck
The alternator doesn't care. It provides power no matter if the battery is good, weak, or not even there.
As long as the battery is fully charged it will start no matter the condition of the alternator. Eventually the battery will run down if the alternator is not keeping it charged.
no the alternator gives off power it donst matter what takes up the power