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#3577 of 3687 Re: Help!!! Problem with 2001 Toyota Sienna [rsbasu12]
Jul 12, 2006 (4:57 am)
"My questions to you are:
1. Could sludge cause the symptoms I described?
2. The car had been running very smoothly before I took in for service...how is it that these problems happened right after the service? Why would an oil change cause this problem to surface?
3. Are there any other explanations for these symptoms (aside from sludge?) "
1. Yes, sludge could cause these symptoms, but the only way to tell is have the valve cover pulled. if you want to be sure for yourself, be present when they do this to see for yourself.
2. Yes, the car can be running fine up to a certain point. Usually there are other signs before you notice the engine acting up, like the smoke in the exhaust, high usage of oil, check engine light illuminating, or visible signs of sludge on the dipstick. It may not be that noticeable on an oil change except the oil would have looked old and less than the normal amount would have drained. This could have lead to an overfill of oil as others have suggested and caused your immediate problems. I don't know, but it is possible that draining the oil that was still liquid could have stirred the remaining sludgy oil up enough to make it clog the system.
If you feel uncomfortable with this dealerships diagnosis, take it elsewhere. If you can show records of reasonable maintenance, the 8 yr, unlimited mile sludge policy should cover you.
#3578 of 3687 Re: fuel pump prime [penizzle]
Jul 12, 2006 (4:36 pm)
I tried as you requested to hear the fuel prime on my sienna but could not hear anything as well.
#3579 of 3687 Re: fuel pump prime [donb13]
Jul 13, 2006 (7:49 am)
THank you. I guess its just the way these are built. Oh well.
#3580 of 3687 Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE
Jul 25, 2006 (10:06 pm)
I was just driving a week ago and making a left turn, then all of a sudden, the signal light didn't work. After I parked the van, I did some troubleshooting, checked the fuses(and they're fine), press the emergency lights switch and still didn't work. Should I go to the dealer to have it fixed(even though they'll charge me pretty high)? Is there any other way to fix it (myself)?
#3581 of 3687 Re: Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE [allanpogi]
Jul 26, 2006 (9:39 am)
You probably need a new flasher. Low cost item, you can pick one up at autozone or any other auto parts store, and change it yourself. If you don't want to do it yourself, any gas station with a service bay can do it in less than 15 minutes. They don't last forever, no matter who made the automobile.
#3582 of 3687 Re: Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE [gartmacd]
Jul 26, 2006 (3:48 pm)
Thanks. Appreciate it.
#3583 of 3687 Re: Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE [gartmacd]
Jul 27, 2006 (4:17 pm)
Just have another question, where exactly is the flasher located? Thanks.
#3584 of 3687 Re: Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE
Jul 27, 2006 (4:46 pm)
It depends on your dash setup. If you stick your head where the brake pedal is and look up, you may see a box looking thing that is small, but since my discription is bad, heres what you should do. Buy a haynes manual for the 1998-2002 Siennas. The info is in there and it is good to have in any repair situation. Make sure you get one
#3585 of 3687 squealing brakes and non-toyota brake parts
Jul 28, 2006 (8:23 am)
I am experiencing the squealing brakes again in my 2001 Sienna, this problem has occurred on and off. I am totally out of warranty so the TSB from 2004 won't cover me to get new brake drums. My question is, do you think that non-toyota brake parts such as pads etc will affect the squeal? The dealer suggested that if I had non-toyota brakes the squeal would be worse. Well I do have non-toyota brakes as far as I remember but I am not convinced this is true. Should I invest in A. toyota brand brakes and/or B. new brake drums. Thanks.
#3586 of 3687 Re: squealing brakes and non-toyota brake parts [01siennaja]
Jul 30, 2006 (5:23 am)
The dealer is right. Always buy OEM parts from the dealer. They are more expensive but in the long run, they are better.