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#3387 of 3687 2001 Toyota Sienna
Oct 04, 2005 (12:15 pm)
TWO DAYS before my tags expired my "Check Engine" light announced it's arrival! #%%&&%## !!!!! Odometer reading 106K.
I went for FIRST "inspection (hoping) and FAILED! with a code of P0420.
I went to Toyota a dealership. They said it needed: complete Cat. converter $1,100.00 %$##&^%%.
I went to the internet for answers and read all the possible "solutions" from edmonds.com. Scary very SCARY! Decided to try the disconn. of pos. battery cable for 10 mins. Solution. Restarted and "Check Engine" light had disappeared!
I drove for 25 miles to allegedly "reset things". Returned for SECOND inspection station the next morning.Handed my previous failing paper and was tested. (Free retest) Was told "It's not ready yet. You must've had some work done on it 'cause it reads not ready yet". Yes, said I; some work! but when will it be ready? He told me to "drive it around so the system can recalibrate"
I drove to work (20 miles) with expired tags keeping an eye in the rear view, and dodged a few "sightings". Phew!
Drove the van to a different (THIRD) inspection station during lunch (20 miles/ Total 60 miles). Handed the paper to clerk and (had to pay again) PASSED! Passed!!!!!
I'm good for another year! By then it'll be paid and I will trade it! It's been a great vehicle. We bought it used. Good luck Sienna owners!
My thoughts: These sensors are too sensitive and it's a way to generate revenue all across the board!
#3388 of 3687 Re: 2000 Sienna LE Electrical nightmare [jzgrunt]
Oct 04, 2005 (4:16 pm)
We have one that's the same year and a few more miles. It started with the radio going crazy. Sometimes not coming on, sometimes coming on when the car is turned off. Sometimes not turning off at all. Next we had tremendous engine static coming through one speaker. If the radio volume was at all on, the sound was loud and steady through one speaker. If the volume was off - no sound. Next the dash lights failed. I was finding related fuses blowing at random. There was another 40 amp fuse that blew - seemed to take out a lot of the interior lights when it went. So far the car hasn't died.
Did anyone resolve your problem? If so, what did they find??
#3389 of 3687 Re: Insufficient Coolant Temp. 2000 sienna [sienna2000]
Oct 10, 2005 (7:24 am)
The problem evolved to become a code 1130. After some research, I decided to replace the two A/F sensors on the exhaust manifold. Beware that these are the Cal emission sensors. Got the Densos online for 30% less than shop-price, perfect match. Key to the DIY was an O2 socket. Cleared codes and drove for 300 miles since then with no problem.
#3390 of 3687 Re: Insufficient Coolant Temp. 2000 sienna [sienna2000]
Oct 11, 2005 (6:48 pm)
Guys / Gals ,
just wondering where did you get your code reader from and how much did it cost?
#3391 of 3687 Steering Wheel start to Vibrate
Oct 17, 2005 (6:06 am)
I have a 2001 Toyota Sienna with 93K miles. Everytime I drive this car in the Freeway with 60+ MPH and I step the break. The Steering wheel is just to Vibrate. I had my tire balance and cross rotation but still doing the same problem. Can someone advice me about this problem?.. Thanks!
#3392 of 3687 Re: Steering Wheel start to Vibrate [platinumbird1]
Oct 17, 2005 (7:48 am)
if you feel vibration only when applying the brake, my hunch would be a warped rotor issue. if you feel the vibration when travelling at speed but not applying the brakes, my hunch would be tire balancing and/or alignment.
i think your problem is the former, not the latter.
#3393 of 3687 driver side sliding door
Oct 17, 2005 (7:49 am)
Recently the driver side sliding door on my 1999 XLE is getting caught on a latch meant to stop the door from opening fully when the gas cover is open. Any ideas please
#3394 of 3687 vibration in pedal during acceleration
Oct 17, 2005 (7:53 am)
The gas pedal on my 1999 XLE vibrates when I accelerate above 50-60 MPH. Any ideas or solutions please.
#3395 of 3687 Re: Steering Wheel start to Vibrate [user777]
Oct 17, 2005 (10:15 am)
Thanks for the advice user777... I will ask my mechanic to look at the rotor. Thanks again..!
Oct 20, 2005 (10:19 am)
I have a 2001 Toyota Sienna LE with 92K miles. I change my transmission oil every 10,000 Miles or so that I drain under the hood of the vehicle. My question is what else I need to change besides the transmission oil. I'm hearing noise whenever it shift gear. Please advise..