Last post on Mar 03, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#10963 of 10987 Re: Towing with Highlander [bmc26]
Oct 02, 2011 (12:09 am)
Great experiences towing with 01 AWD Highlander Limited V6 3.0L with 215k. It's the best vehicle i've ever had, all-around that is. It's got the best of every world. Size is big enough to tow but not too big. Still gets great MPG even with 2000lbs trailer. It handles my 5x9 wood decked mesh-reinforced floor utility trailer with a full load, and I work with big appliances and ATV's alot. I actually tested it out when I had my old trailer, put a 2005 kia spectra on the trailer and towed it a few miles just to see. It pulled fine. NOT recommended use for a highlander but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do sometimes. If you ever have a tiny car emergency I suppose you could try towing it. Who knows
#10965 of 10987 Toyota Navigation or aftermarket?
Feb 21, 2012 (6:49 pm)
Is it best to just stay with a Toyota Navigation system or go with an afterarket. I don't mind my current Toyota factory stereo in my 05 HL, but what I hate is that it has a cassette player...=P
I'll be honest right now I use my iPhone 4S most of the time for navigation. I feel that it updated more regularly than navigation systems I could buy. I just wish I could mount it somewhere where I can see it better....vent mount, etc....
#10966 of 10987 05 Highlander Loud road noise from rear
Apr 29, 2012 (3:02 pm)
I hear noise from the rear of my 05 AWD Highlander similar to road noise from rough tread tires. I didn't notice it when I had my winter tires on but can hear it now that I have my summer tires on. I have 60K on it and had both rear hubs and bearings changed 10K ago. Any ideas?
#10968 of 10987 Re: Airflow direction thru cabin air filter? [phrosut]
Jun 18, 2012 (3:58 pm)
Can you describe how you got the mesh over the port? I need to do this also.
#10969 of 10987 Re: Airflow direction thru cabin air filter? [chasnet7]
Jun 19, 2012 (9:00 am)
As best as I can remember:
I took off the cowl panel at the base of the windshield and bent my arm in awkward ways to press the course screening (1/4" square holes stuff... don't know what it's actually called) over the intake port. That port is under a non-removable piece of sheetmetal.
Then, with the fan motor and cabin filter removed I put finger gobs of silicone up to "glue" the screen to the cowl from the inside.
I resisted the temptation of removing that section of sheet metal that was in the way.
#10970 of 10987 2005 highlander valve clearance check
Jun 19, 2012 (11:51 am)
How critical is it for checking the valve clearance at 60k as stated in the maintanence schedule. This is a pricey job.
#10971 of 10987 Taillight Change 2001-2007
Aug 31, 2012 (4:44 am)
For the first style HL, which I think was 2001-2007, what year did the tailights change? Same external shape, different internal pattern, maybe LEDs?
Jonas (2001 Ltd (For Sale!))
Replaced with RX450H
#10972 of 10987 Re: 2005 highlander valve clearance check [drhagenmayer]
Aug 31, 2012 (7:51 am)
Are you reading that correctly"
Insofar as I am aware the adoption of hydraulic valve lifters eliminated that requirement many years ago, like, back in the 80's.