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#3307 of 3687 Rear side window seal leaks
Jun 18, 2005 (9:33 am)
My 2000 Toyota Sienna sat in my driveway for two weeks while I was away. On my return, I noticed a moldy smell inside the car. I couldn't locate the source and took it to my dealer. The pad under the carpet was covered with mold. A leak in the rear side window seal was finally discovered. Has anyone else had or heard of a similar problem? This is my first time on any forum & I have not yet read everything in the Sienna Pre-2003 section. If anyone could direct me to anything they think is appropriate reading and anything I have missed, I would be very grateful.
#3308 of 3687 02 Bad Start
Jun 19, 2005 (5:28 am)
This is what my 02 Sienna did this morning: The engine turns over fine, it sounds like it is starting, but when I let go of the key it does not idle. It just stops, as if I had shut it off.
But if I turn the key on and rest my foot against the gas, it will run fine, no unusual sounds or anything, just when I let go of the gas, it dies. It does not idle at all, not even close. It does not sound like a stall, it just shuts off.
Does anyone know what's happening before I have it towed to the mechanic?
#3309 of 3687 Re: 02 Bad Start [njguy2]
Jun 21, 2005 (7:05 am)
I see the same problem on my 97 Camry. But it only happens when it's hot and sunny outside. It will not keep idle or sound like it's going to shut off. I can press the gas but as soon as I let go, it will die.
Most of the time the engine will run between 400-500 rpm (want to die range) and suddenly it will go back to normal. I am thinking it's something related to the injector or fuel system. I tried to use premium gas for a while and problem goes away (for a short time) but it's coming back. I don't know what's going on either.
Hope someone can help us on this problem.
#3310 of 3687 2002 Sienna -Check Engine
Jun 21, 2005 (6:27 pm)
I bought the 2002 Sienna van in August 2001, it has only 28950 miles. Today, the Check Engine sign is on. Is it a common problem ? How much it cost to fix it ?
#3311 of 3687 Re: 2002 Sienna -Check Engine [abe8]
Jun 22, 2005 (3:38 am)
it could be many things, Did you tighten the gas cup properly hearring a series of clicks while doing so. try reseting the light (by disconnecting your battery making sure there ae no anti theft codes on the radio !) and if it comes on after it might be a genuine issue.
#3312 of 3687 check engine light
Jun 22, 2005 (6:00 am)
When ours came on it turned out to be a sensor of some type.Cost about $ 550 to replace it.
#3313 of 3687 Awesome van
Jun 25, 2005 (4:49 pm)
We just got back from driving form Pa. to Colorado. Our 2002 Sienna preformed flawlessly. We averaged 23 miles/gallon on premium fuel. The van was gasping for air over some of the higher passes, but did real well.
We put on Goodyear Assuance Triple Treads 4000 miles ago, these tire are awesome. We drove with confidence through downpours. They are quiet and grip the road through any conditions.
We have three teenagers and all their attitudes and we all had a great time.
Can't say enough good things about the van.
#3314 of 3687 low/high beam headlights problem
Jun 25, 2005 (9:32 pm)
I have a really annoying problem...
My Sienna 2000 headlight sometime work and sometimes not. The problem appears on both sides (left and right) at the same time. The low "running lights" are working fine, but the low beam lights sometimes turns off during driving and sometimes they never turn on. The high beam lights NEVER work. It seems like when the car is "cold" the low beam lights will turn on, and after driving for a while, they will switch off and stay off for the rest of the drive, which force me to drive with the low "running lights" which are very poor in their intensity and not very safe at night.
All other lights (indicators, tail, break, reverse etc.) are working fine.
I have checked the fuse/relay box and couldn't see any problem. I replaced the headlights fuses (15A each) and problem remains.
#3315 of 3687 Re: low/high beam headlights problem [slevy]
Jun 26, 2005 (2:17 am)
i suppose i would check to see if there is a relay associated with the headlights, and make sure that it was well seated in its socket (pull it and re-insert it).
now if you found a relay and it was well seated but the problem remained, i'd look to see if a few functions in your vehicle might use the same (identical part number) type of relay, and i'd swap the relays to see if it was the relay itself. if the swap test worked, i'd know what relay to replace and i'd see if the local car parts store had a replacement.
if there wasn't another to perform the swap test, then i'd probably go ahead and proceed to a car parts store to- purchase a replacement and check the operation of the high/low beams.
if none of this worked, then i'd report my work to a dealer tech, as probably it's a switch (is it on the stalk? - or does your DRLs have another switch on the dash?) that might need replacement.
#3316 of 3687 Sienna 1998 passanger inside door handle
Jun 26, 2005 (4:08 am)
the inside sliding door handle button will not open the door. Is there an adjustment, the outside handle works fine,