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#3553 of 3687 Re: Window Scratches 2001 Sienna [scratch2006]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:30 am)
At least you got a window. My driver window got it during my 36,000 warranty and they blamed sand. They supposedly blew it out. But I never got a replacement glass even though I stated I thought I needed one, and did not believe sand did it. Every Sienna that year has this scratch. This single issue is making me rethink purchasing another Toyota product by the way. Since the Service guy made it sound like he never seen this problem before. We all know he has.
I never had a problem with the passenger side. Although my window motor on the passenger side is dead. I have a feeling all of the Siennas have that problem by the way. I also think the problem is from a piece of metal that is in the door jam. I read that they bend it so it does'nt cause the problem.
Be aware that my front windshield also has scratches that were not caused by me. I have never run bad wipers. Yet my front windshield has deep scratches. I think its because they never properly tempered the glass. Since I've seen this same problem on every sienna that model year I know its of no fault of mine.
You could have had those scratches since you owned the van. They could have used something to hide it from you.
All in all the van has been fine. With exception of the wiper motor and the glass. If your van has low mileage think of using syntetic oil like mobil 1.
Heres a thought. If they have some siennas on the lot that are used that year go look at the window. You want to bet they have those scratches?
#3554 of 3687 Re: air conditioner shuts off
Jun 18, 2006 (7:08 pm)
I have a 98 Sienna and the AC shuts off when I turn on the headlights. It works pefectly as long as the headlights are off. Has anyone had a similar problem?
#3555 of 3687 TOYOTA SIENNA 2000 AC GOES OFF
Jun 19, 2006 (6:37 pm)
HI everybody I have a Toyota Sienna 2000 CE, AC works great but I live in Imperial Valley, CA, temperature goes up to 120 in summer. AC works great and it is very cold,but suddenly the compressor goes off, AC switch remain on and blower works perfect but of course air is hot, after 2 minutes or so compressor turn on again. Does anybody knows what happens? or any ideas??
#3556 of 3687 Dashboard clock and lighter removal/repair?
Jun 19, 2006 (7:34 pm)
I have recently encountered 2 dashboard problems. The clock is no longer working and I believe it is a fuse problem. Question is, which fuse? I'd really like to replace it myself, but I don't know where to start. Seems like there are a lot of fuses. Second problem is with my top cigarette lighter. An i-pod charger piece is lodged inside it and I don't know how to remove it. Is there an easy fix or do I need to take this to the mechanic?
#3557 of 3687 Can't get check engine lights out after multiple repairs?
Jun 22, 2006 (8:49 pm)
I've got a 1999 Toyota Sienna CE, just got the following 3 codes P0125 - closed loop fuel control insufficient coolant temp, P0135 - 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1) & P0155 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 1).
This minivan has been at the dealers and multiple mechanics to try to repair. These are the latest readings. The dealer said both 02 sensors were bad & I had them both replaced. A local mechanic was originally getting Solenoid Sensor Malfunction, which I replaced. Then the shift cable was replaced. Can anyone help?
Originally, when driving for a while up step hill, the car would suddenly lose power and overheat (the transmission?) After replacing both 02 sensors, out of the blue it acts as if it has no power then lurches into power - never no when and not regular. Any assistance is appreciated - you can email at bbabtrustyahoo.com as well as resply - thanks.
#3558 of 3687 Re: Can't get check engine lights out after multiple repairs? [hawaiial]
Jun 23, 2006 (2:44 am)
the solenoid sensor sounds like it was fixed. shift cable too - i guess both needed to be replaced.
anyway, now one of your problems sounds like perhaps a bad engine temp sensor (which might result in the unit running richer than necessary and also possibly retarding the transmission control module from shifting through all the gears).
but, latest codes seem to suggest you've still got O2 sensor issues (I presume right after replacement). perhaps something wasn't replaced or re-connected properly.
if your O2 sensors are still reporting bad, and if the car is loosing power going up hill, sounds to me that you might not be scheduling the correct amount of fuel to the engine, and in addition, based on them being a problem in the past, perhaps (emphasis) the Catalytic Convertor may be history soon.
you may need to have it diagnosed by a specialist on Toyotas (maybe an independant shop - perhaps someplace other than the dealership if their work is in question).
if you do, ask if the people that look it over again can determine if you actually got 2 new O2 sensors and if they are hooked up properly.
question, if the dealership just replaced 02 sensors and you're getting 02 related OBDII codes, why isn't the dealership taking care of you to re-diagnose and replace parts for free?
perhaps I'm misunderstanding your post.
#3559 of 3687 Re: TOYOTA SIENNA 2000 AC GOES OFF [rperezfranco]
Jun 23, 2006 (4:11 am)
this is to protect the compressor fom over heating. If the refrigerant is low and the A/C is working not stop the compressor will cut off so it can take a breather. this is how its designed!
#3560 of 3687 Re: TOYOTA SIENNA 2000 AC GOES OFF [deepan]
Jun 23, 2006 (7:46 am)
and also, i believe refrigerant and lubricant must be in the system for lubrication / sealing of the bearings, otherwise the unit would surely fail.
#3561 of 3687 Re: Can't get check engine lights out after multiple repairs? [user777]
Jun 23, 2006 (8:51 am)
Thanks for the reply. Here on the Big Island we have 1 Toyota Dealer. They charedg $150 just to read the codes, and wanted $600+ to change the sensors. I bought after market 02 sensors for $70 each and had a shop put them in for $100 - maybe I got ripped? My buddy thought the cat might be the problem just putting his hand behind the exhaust and feeling little pressure. Believe it or not, I've taken it 2 several shops to test the cat and no one seems to have the equipment to test emissions, since emissions is not required here. The closest, was Midas took a stethoscope up and listened and said everything sounds good. Big Island Toyota charges $1,500 for the catalytic coverter (part only) and Midas $100 - $300 for their after market. However, if that's part of the problem, I concerned with going after market now after my 02 experience. Anyways, I will check the temp engine sensor as well - really appreciated your suggestion.
#3562 of 3687 VSC/Trac/Engine Light just came on
Jun 24, 2006 (5:40 am)
These 3 lights just came on my 2001 Sienna. Heading out on vacation...any ideas?????