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#2915 of 3687 Squealing Brakes TSB
Apr 22, 2004 (11:36 pm)
The TSB (Reference BR-03-005, Bullentin 1310) issued by Toyota Canada states it is applicable to 1998-2003 Sienna vehicles... it goes on to say the repair is covered under the Toyota Basic Warranty which is 36 months / 60,000 km.
On the other hand, a colleague of mine had the drums replaced per the TSB, no charge, though his Sienna was out of the basic warranty. He wasn't sure which party actually paid for it under goodwill -- the dealership or Toyota Canada. In any case it was a win-win-win for all.
#2916 of 3687 Squealing Brakes
Apr 23, 2004 (2:32 am)
I have a 2000 with 65000 miles. My dealer only gave me free labor to change the drums per the TSB. But my brakes still squeal. I will be returning it to service next week to see what they will do now.
#2917 of 3687 Re: Sienna Sludge? [cmh707 #2914]
Apr 23, 2004 (3:54 am)
only if you are slack in your maintenance.....
#2918 of 3687 re: changing plugs [freebird #2906]
Apr 23, 2004 (1:25 pm)
You do not have to remove the cowl. But you do need a good spark plug socket 2 3inch wobble extensions and a short rachet and a normal rachet. I got it down to about 20 minutes all 6 plugs. You must loosen the 2 support brackets move them out of the way to get to the coils/wires in the back. slide your extension and socket between the cowl and the intake. and get in the hole on the back side of the intake. The frist time is trickey.
#2919 of 3687 "Sludgies"?
Apr 26, 2004 (2:48 pm)
I asked one of the service managers last month if they were seeing any "sludge issues". He said he had been there a little over a year and saw two. Both were in excess of 45K miles and still had the factory oil filter installed.
One customer said "But, I never had to add any oil".
Unclear on the concept...!
#2920 of 3687 Re. Sienna Sludge?
Apr 27, 2004 (5:27 am)
"2914 of 2919 Sienna Sludge? by cmh707 Apr 23, 2004 (12:16 am)
I am contemplating buying a Sienna, and was wondering if they still have problems with sludge buildup?"
Are you planning on buying new or an older model? The 2004 had an engine redesign and I have not heard of any sludge problems. The 1998 - 2002 are the models covered under the 8-year unlimited mileage Toyota Sludge Policy. Many people blame the problem on owner's following the oil change recommendations in their manuals (5,000 miles severe/7500 miles normal) and state these engines need 3,000 mile oil changes to avoid an early demise.
Apr 27, 2004 (7:51 am)
From what I understand the 03 portion of the TSB refers to a 2003 TSB. So is this a new one or do we wait for the summer when Toyota had at one time stated they were coming out with a fix for the brakes?
#2922 of 3687 Re: Re. Sienna Sludge? [scoti1 #2920]
Apr 27, 2004 (9:58 am)
In regards to changing oil - the manual also states to change the oil within a certain number of months also. I have not seen one documented (proof of oil changes and the date/mileage service was performed at)case where the user followed the maintenance schedule with regards to mileage as time and still had sludge problems.
I know this issue has been beat to death, so I don't want to get into it again, but if anyone can point me to a site where this is documented, I'd love to see it....
#2923 of 3687 Re: TSB BR 03-005 [sbrandon #2921]
Apr 27, 2004 (10:51 pm)
The bulletin is dated 2003-11-12.
#2924 of 3687 Reply to Freebird
Apr 28, 2004 (4:19 am)
Freebird, read the old Toyota sludge discussions in the archives.