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#3634 of 3687 Re: HELP HELP 1998 Sienna [steine13]
Oct 04, 2006 (3:44 pm)
They guy that has been working on the van at firestone is a guy I met outside of firestone. He is certified but he is young. He has brain stormed with everyone there including the owner but they just don't seem to know what is going on. I am new to the area and really have no one to get recommendations from. There is a place here that only works on Toyota and they are the ones that resurfaced the rotors (or whatever it was) and they didn't fix the howling problem. In fact I had to ask 3 times for them to have someone drive with me so they could hear the howling problem. Then they sent me with the owner and he has hearing problems and could barely hear it. It was very loud because when I would stop at places people would look so it was very loud. I don't trust them completely but I have heard people talk that they really like that place. I hate to go to the dealer and spend alot of money but I guess that may be what I have to do.
#3635 of 3687 Re: HELP HELP 1998 Sienna [snppmommy]
Oct 09, 2006 (8:34 am)
listen to steine13. get your vehicle inspected by people that know your vehicle. you could have a bad set of bearings, a wheel grossly out of alignment, a bad tire, a bad wheel/rim, a suspension issue. this cannot be diagnosed over the internet.
i suggest a dealership, but that is just a personal suggestion. another alternate "toyota specialist" shop might be a consideration, but in the end, you could be throwing good money after bad to try to save additional $$$.
my thinking is you have a vehicle that is out of alignment, a rear suspension issue, a tire out of balance, a bad bearing, or even a tire with a bad tread.
#3636 of 3687 Re: HELP HELP 1998 Sienna [user777]
Oct 14, 2006 (4:35 pm)
We have the problem fixed. We bought another new set of drums and shoes and it fixed the problem. I guess the first set that we had gotten were bad or were mishandled in shipping. My husband put it all together last night and I was able to drive it over 45 and without vibration. Thanks for all of the advice.
#3637 of 3687 Toyota Sienna 1999
Oct 21, 2006 (12:49 pm)
My husband and I bought a 1999 Toyota Sienna two months ago. We felt that we got a super deal on it at $6,800. It was in pristine condition, looked like it had never been used. We have gone on a couple nice trips. No problem, drives like a dream. The people we bought it from had serviced it very regularly and had in fact, just done the extensive tune up that covered everything and cost $1300. Yesterday in the early am I left for an all day shopping trip 180 miles away. The icon of the dripping oil can appeared before I left town. I pulled into a station and checked the oil. It was full so, the attendant suggested that I check it a little further down the road and maybe stop at a jiffy lube place in case that was the problem. I made it 30 miles before it started making a knocking noise which rapidly grew louder and then it died. I coasted down the very steep hill I had just climbed and muscled it into the parking lot of a towing company. The attendant remarked "it's toast". We were towed back to town and find that the engine is a goner. The bill to fix is estimated at $4800. Any suggestions out there or are we "just toasted"
#3638 of 3687 Toyota Sienna: Problems & Solutions (2003 earlier)
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Oct 23, 2006 (1:47 am)
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#3639 of 3687 2000 Sienna makes noise when turn on the key
Sep 26, 2007 (5:54 am)
#3640 of 3687 2000 Sienna makes noise when turn on the key
Sep 25, 2007 (10:05 am)
I have a 2000 Sienna with almost 80K mi, running great and everything. But there is this sound and that drives me crazy. When I turn the key to ON position (without start), it makes a loud "CATUMMM" noise. it also makes this noise after I start the engine.
I had some else turn on the key while i was at the engine compartment, and I found out that the noise comes from a solenoid/relay mounted on the ABS unit (just right behind the air filter unit). Anyone has any experience with this? is it the this relay/solenoid or something else that causes this to make noise? how much to get it replaced? can it be DYI (I am capable of doing a lot of replacing/reparing car things)?
Sep 26, 2007 (5:30 am)
i have a 2002 model with same problem. I thought it is normal . please let me know if you find anything about this.Also when i shift the transmission to reverse i could hear a noise from underneeth the van. i suspect it could be some thing with the transmission.If any one experience similar problem please post
Sep 26, 2007 (5:54 am)
Maybe it's priming the pressure for the VSC system?
#3643 of 3687 2004 camry Service Manual
Sep 26, 2007 (5:54 am)
I need the service manual for 2004 camry (LE).If you got one please post a message.