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#3184 of 3687 Re: Cold stalling and power window. [trebor111]
Apr 11, 2005 (10:40 am)
Below I have included posts I found about the stalling problem I think you have.
I think I have the same problem. The van works fine while driving. I stop to go into a store come out and try to start it and it stalls. When I had this problem last year when it was still under warrenty toyota told me bad gas.
Well its back again this year . It appears as though the carb is dirty and just needs cleaning I hope anyway.
This is what I found on edmunds.
IAC seems to be problem in 1MZ engines and some other Toyota engines. My van had exhibited sympton like "difficult to restart a warm engine. Even after starting, RPM drops to dead." It took me long time to figure out what could go wrong without changing too many costly parts. Google search engine helped me do my research. Spray carb cleaner directly into throttle body and IAC worked for me. With a 6 1/2-year-old van, I am thinking about a 3M complete fuel injector cleaning treatment. 3M has a set of tools to T into fuel line and cleaner gets sucked into FI and into combustion chamber. There is also another cleaner that cleans combustion chamber. Honda dealer sells one too. Spray that cleaner into warm combustion chamber via spark plug hole. Let cleaner sit for maybe overnight. Start up engine the next morning to blow out carbon deposits inside chamber.
Question to see if this is what I am experiencing:
2001 xle sienna 67,000. After a morning drive for an hour the highway I stopped. After about 10 minutes, I restarted the car. It started, then idle did not kick in and rpm went to zero and car died. I was able to drive it home by continuously putting it in neutral and keeping the idle up.
Will your carb cleaner work for me? Also what is IAC and exactly where am I spraying this cleaner?
Your van fits the description. Just take off the air intake hose between throttle and air cleaner box. Inside throttle, you see throttle plate and IAC. IAC is right under throttle with a small squre opening in front of throttle plate. Just spray carb cleaner into the plate and the IAC. Use toothbrush and towel to clean the dirt. It works better on a cold engine. IAC stands for Idle Air Control Valve. There is a motor inside. After cleaning, put back on the air hose. Start up the engine, keep turning the steering gently to get IAC respond. This helps to free up the sticky IAC valve. That is all I do when I do.
#3185 of 3687 Re: 01 Sienna do you think it's a lemon? [01siennaja]
Apr 11, 2005 (10:45 am)
I have a shimmy in the front breaks when I stop at high speeds. I think what has happened is toyota told me all I needed was pads when I went in for a break job.
Well what you really need is for them turn the rotors as well. I think that will stop the shimmy. Right now I can live with the problem so I wont be getting it fixed.
My passanger window motor stopped working costs about 500 for toyota to fix I think I can live without a passanger window. You need to get drivers one fixed however
Also cant be a lemon at that age and at that mileage sorry.
#3186 of 3687 Re: Chattering Power Steering; Dash Lights;Sliding Door Interior Lock; T Belt [pieper4]
Apr 11, 2005 (11:02 am)
Timing belt replacement costs about 200.00 anywhere. They recommend changing water pump too that will cost about 300.00. I have a flyer from toyota states change timing belt at 90,000 yet they say 60,000. I can see belt from outside if it gets bad I'll replace it but not right now. I will not have water pump replaced as i dont expect to own this van very much longer. Also they will try to replace seals when they do timing belt as well. I dont think you need that.
To fix the sticking door get some vasoline or some other type of grease and grease the hell out of the latch, rollers and anything else you see mechanical. I dont grease the thing with buttons on it. But I think you could lightly grease that as well. I have had this sticking door problem a few times and everytime I greased it it fixed it for about 9 months. Also when I first had my van I had toyota fix it all they did was grease it. Your dealership is an ass to charge a diagnositic fee they know its a problem. How long they going to look at the door for 175.00 I think that comes out to like 4 hours those pricks. Sorry but they piss me off!!!
P.S. I have a manual sliding door not sure what kind you have. I knew anything electric would break and avoided it.
#3187 of 3687 Re: Start/Stall problem [32valveuser]
Apr 11, 2005 (11:33 am)
Did you ever find out what was wrong with the stalling. I have the same exact problem. I though it was a bad gas problem but I think the carb needs cleaning. Heres a link to the answer I think. If you found something else please let me know.
lsac, "Toyota Sienna (2003 and earlier)" #2903, 14 Oct 2004 9:21 am
#3188 of 3687 Re: Power Sliding Door on 2001 Sienna [guitar1969]
Apr 11, 2005 (11:50 am)
Check junk yard. Also I bet some company will make one to order. I know they do it for motorcycles.
#3189 of 3687 Re: spark plugs & engine valve damage [dylbrena99]
Apr 11, 2005 (12:05 pm)
If the tech that changed the plugs does not clean out the spark area before pulling the plugs sand can drop into the plug chamber and mess up the engine. People look at you strange when you say this but this is what happens.
The person that changes the plugs need to blow out the sand and other containments before changing the plugs. Some suggest blowing the waste with compressed air then apply some sticky stuff to the area so nothing falls in. Then pull plugs.
One more item: About transmission flushes.
One last note: I was also informed that you should not have your trans fluid flushed. Stuck oil products can get wedged into sensors and such and fowl up your trans.
You bring a car in for service and a week later you have a bad trans or engine. The person working on the car will deny any wrongdoing and your out.
#3190 of 3687 Re: problem with starting [junloche]
Apr 11, 2005 (12:09 pm)
Have you found the answer to your problem?
#3191 of 3687 Re: A/C shuts off when 2003 Sienna gets wet [imo]
Apr 11, 2005 (12:18 pm)
What I was told is theres a plastic shrowd that blocks puddle water from touching the belts. But when people have their oil changed they take off this showd and forget to put it back on. This allows water to hit the belts and they slip. Hence the light on the A/C goes on and off.
I would turn the AC off for about 10 minutes and wait for it to dry.
Isn't it great to get something worked on, only for them to mess something else up.
#3192 of 3687 Re: V6--interference or not [deepan]
Apr 12, 2005 (5:39 am)
It is an interfering engine.
#3193 of 3687 Re: piston slap [p53mustang]
Apr 13, 2005 (8:58 am)
Okey as of this writing Wednesday 11:50 am nothing happening yet. I just hung up with the service advisor says him ,yesterday the tech was on hold a few times when he tried to call the Toyota tech line. At one point he even told me the tech was on hold for more than 45 mins until he just had to grab the tech and ask him to just do some work cause they're getting kinda busy. He promised today he'll try and do his best.
I am beginning to think Toyota is starting to act like the big three in the old days . They are getting good in ignoring their clients concerns and problems with their cars. Heck if they can put the tech on hold forever how much more do you think they'll treat an ordinary Joe like me. Or either way if it's just the dealer making up this story it still reflects bad on Toyota. Hummm that Honda Oddessey is now starting to look better with each days passing by. This is my fifth Toyota and I drive 05 4 runner , I was thinking of getting the redesigned Sienna by next year, now i'm starting to consider that Oddessey.