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#3168 of 3687 Re: 2000 LE Tranny replacement [sienna_az]
Mar 24, 2005 (8:58 am)
Same whining noise but the local dealer / Toyota rep say it is not covered under the 100K warranty which covers slipping / no movement - not whining differential.
1998 Sienna LE - 86K miles - ATF changed at 60K - was still nice and pink. Fluid with 27K is less pink and more amber in color but certainly not brown.
Sendfing in an oil sample to document conditon of oil and transaxle problem.
Any suggestions / insight on why yours was covered and they are gioving me a had time. (Numerous posts seem to indicate the only way to get service is to scream!)
#3169 of 3687 Power Sliding Door on 2001 Sienna
Mar 25, 2005 (3:02 pm)
Against my better judgement, I should have known not to buy power sliding doors - Just asking for repair issues. My 2001 Sienna XLEs Driver side sliding door stopped working a few weeks back. Knowing that the motor(Power control unit) was ridiculously expensive, I was thankful to discover that the thin cable that pulls the door closed had snapped, and nothing was wrong with the motor(Fully tested). The loose cable however did cause the opening cable to get damaged/tangled as well, So I realized all that needed to be replaced were the 2 cables(Can't be that expensive right). Come to find out that Toyota will not sell me just the cables, but wants me to replace the entire power control unit(Even though nothing is wrong with it), for a cost of $1050. Talk about a ripoff - I refuse to pay that for 2 simple cables that should cost under $30. Cannot believe Toyota will not sell those parts separately. The Power Control unit is made by Delphi systems who supplies most of the Power Sliding Door Units for the auto industry, and I have tried calling them with no luck of talking to anybody(As they only deal with the manufacturers).
Overall, I have to tell you that my 2001 Toyota Sienna XLE which only has 57k miles on it, has been the biggest disappointment as far as quality - The van has had its share of issues(most covered under warranty), not to mention the sludge defect. Overall, it just doesn't feel as solid as other vehicles I've owned, that I will most likely never buy another Toyota again.
Sorry to rant, but anybody have any ideas on my door cable issue. I know many people have had to replace the power door unit on these models, so there must be extra cables floating around somewhere other than Toyota.
#3170 of 3687 Re: Check Engine Light & Diagnostics [richlew]
Mar 25, 2005 (6:19 pm)
check engine light
#3171 of 3687 01 Sienna do you think it's a lemon?
Mar 30, 2005 (7:44 am)
My 01 Sienna has had the following problems:
Rear vent window almost fell out and had to be repaired
Front driver's door bolt keeps coming out - door makes loud cracking sound when opened
Excessive tire wear
Brake problems - shimmy with braking, I am taking it in tomorrow for this (again)
Driver's side power window motor replaced when car was about 2 months old because stopped working
Right now the brake issue is my biggest concern. Does anyone know if this is covered by a technical service bulletin? I am not keen on spending a lot of money on this apparently common problem. The van does have 97,000 miles on it. Other than these problems it's a good van.
#3173 of 3687 Re: Sienna 2001 - Windshield crack / heat issues? [liork]
Mar 30, 2005 (3:47 pm)
I got a crack in my windshield from a quick change in the temperature.
#3174 of 3687 Re: 01 Sienna do you think it's a lemon? [KarenS]
Mar 30, 2005 (4:19 pm)
It's a four-to-five-year-old car with 97,000 miles and a few issues. It also still runs.
The Lemon Law deals with an entirely different class of vehicles.
What am I missing?
#3175 of 3687 Re: rough transmission [toocajun4u]
Mar 30, 2005 (6:54 pm)
My 1999 Sienna has this problem now at 70K miles. Have you fixed the problem?
#3176 of 3687 Re: 99 Sienna Dash removal [velobob]
Mar 30, 2005 (7:32 pm)
Thanks Velobob. I was debating on having the shop replace the lamps but it sounds as if it is a manageable task.
Any more hints or suggestions would be appreciated
#3177 of 3687 Re:2001 Toyota Sienna Tilt Steering
Apr 02, 2005 (6:15 am)
The tilt steering on our 2001 Toyota Sienna keeps jamming. Bought is used from the toyota dealer last year 2004. Still has extended warranty on it. Tilt steering jammed a few months after purchasing Toyota fixed it right away. Now its jammed again no warranty left on it. Anyone else encounter this problem?