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#3348 of 3687 Re: Check Engine Light & Diagnostics [jtmmnm]
Aug 05, 2005 (8:06 am)
I'm having the same problem with the check engine light. Tried disconnecting the battery but the light came back on after a couple of hundred Km's. So brought it to Toyota and said it was the oxygen sensor plus the front end exhaust was rotted.
$$$$$. Repair bill will be over 1200 dollars. They said the warranty will cover the Exhaust work(maybe) but I'll have to cover the oxygen sensor $300 dollars.P.S.
It's a 2001 Sienna Le bought it used last year. Beginning to think I bought a lemon.
Had to replace control arms, Steering kept binding, Two new sets of Tires.have to get the tires balanced again.
#3349 of 3687 Whirring-whining sound when acelerating/decelrating
Aug 07, 2005 (6:08 pm)
I have a 98 Sienna with 87000 miles on it and the transmission was replaced at 45,000 miles. They said at the time that their was some sludge build-up and to make sure that I had regular oil changes. There is also a funny smell when I park the car in the garage. I am concerned that this sound is from the transmission, it is constant, but it does not affect the performance of the car. It looks like these cars are still covered 8 years or 100k. I am only trying to keep this pup for another year so putting any money into it is not a plan I relish. Do I just take it back to the dealer and tell them I know about the extended warrenty for these cars (8 years 100k? is that true?) and make them fix it, especially because they replaced the first transmission at 45 K?
#3350 of 3687 Re: Whirring-whining sound when acelerating/decelrating [ktcoop]
Aug 08, 2005 (9:20 am)
The sludge problem is unrelated to the transmission problem. The sludge warranty is for 8 years, unlimited miles. I do think you are right, that the transmission warranty is limited to 100k miles.
Signs of sludge build up include smoke from the exhaust (which could have a smell), engine light comes on, and high oil usage. If you have any one of these, I would have it checked for sludge again. If you have it, have changed your oil reasonably, then Toyota is supposed to fix it for free. Your 8 years on the warranty is almost out, so I would want to be sure I had it taken care of soon if it is a problem.
#3351 of 3687 Sienna Loose Sunvisor
Aug 12, 2005 (8:02 pm)
Has anyone heard of a fix for the "swinging sunvisor"?
#3352 of 3687 02 sienna new battery and new alternator only owned 4months
Aug 14, 2005 (4:55 pm)
I bought this 02 Sienna 4 months ago with 36,000 miles it now has 41,000. It started last week with a clicking noise and would not turn over. I called AAA they checked the alternator and battery and said the battery had a dead cell the alternator was fine( I thought it was strange only being 3yrs old) I took it to a battery warehouse and they said the same thing. So I bought a new battery 6 hours later I am at a red light and it stalls out and nothing no power not even a clicking sound. It was towed to my garage they said it was the alternator and replace it. Yesterday I was waiting for my husband to come out of the store. I had the engine turned off but was listening to the radio and all of the sudden it went off. I tried to start it and it just made a clicking noise. I know it was not from me listening to the radio it was only playing for 2 minutes. AAA jumped it again. Sometimes there is a lot of hesitation when I pull out in to traffic. Has anyone ever had a problem like this? So far this has not been a reliable car. Is this a common problem or did I get a All 3 tow truck drivers and the garage have said I should not of even had to replace the battery or alternator
#3353 of 3687 Re: How do you adjust the rear brakes [skilew]
Aug 17, 2005 (5:07 am)
Thats a good question. I need an anwser to that question also related to the rear brake drums on a 1998 Sienna. Typically, a "soft" or unresponsive operation when depressing the brake pedal could mean that one of several components is worn out. Check the star (adjustment) wheel to ensure it is well lubticated. Also check the brake shoe return springs to ensure tension. Check for leaks in the wheel cylinder.
Please let me know if you get any infomation on adjusting the rear breaks. I replaced the brake shoes, blead the system twice, ensured upon replacing the drum that it was extra snug to the brake shoes, but still no change in breaking performance.
#3355 of 3687 Sienna 2000LE,Wich gas?
Aug 18, 2005 (4:21 am)
Recently,my Sienna engine work bad with regular gas.No pinks but bads responses from engine.If i use premium gas,no more hesitations,good power and response.
Does anybody have this problem?
#3356 of 3687 Re: Sludge [deepan]
Aug 18, 2005 (3:17 pm)
I've heard of the "sludge". Is this something the collects in the oil pan or just random location in the engine's oil path?
#3357 of 3687 Re: Sludge [wolfblack]
Aug 18, 2005 (4:09 pm)
It tends to "collect" in the smaller passages of the block, thereby starving areas of the engine of oil. When ya got it, it's too late.