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#1151 of 2179 2005 Sequoia Transmission
Jun 09, 2005 (7:02 pm)
My 2005 Sequoia Limited, 4WD, 14K miles, has started pulsating or hesitating while below 45MPH and mainly when going uphill. It feels like the old straight drives when you need to shift to a lower gear. Also when letting off the gas when coasting (in gear) below 45mph it feels like you are pumping the brakes. Took to Toyota dealer and he said it was in locking/unlocking of converter. He was to call Toyota to see if they had a TSB etc. Any ideas.
#1152 of 2179 Re: Liftgate window motor SOL (2001) [horace48]
Jun 11, 2005 (7:12 am)
horace48, I have the same problem with my rear liftgate window. I have an '02 model with 36K miles and the window stopped working about a month ago. I checked the owner's manual to figure out what fuse to check, but the manual doesn't list a fuse for the rear liftgate window. All the other windows work fine. Did you get the window fixed?
#1153 of 2179 Which oil filter to use?
Jun 11, 2005 (10:43 am)
Should I only use the Toyota oil filter or is there any real difference in getting the oil changed at one of the express places? If the filters are a must, can you purchase them and give them to the "drive through" places?
#1154 of 2179 Re: Which oil filter to use? [bkjackson]
Jun 13, 2005 (12:46 pm)
This has been discussed at length on other Sequoia specific websites. The consensus seems to be "Anything but Fram!". One of the favorites is the Purolator Pure One 10241
It's the one I use.
#1155 of 2179 Re: Inside driver door handle broke [jcv69]
Jun 15, 2005 (2:40 pm)
Well at least your car is still under warranty so they will fix that right up for you at no cost. I also have a 2003 with 38K and my drivers side door handle broke today. It has been a slow crack for about 2 months and finally just gave away. Called dealership for an estimate, they knew just what I was talking about, they have about one door handle repair a month and the part is in stock! Same thoughts- can't believe Toyota put in such crappy door handles.
#1156 of 2179 Re: Recent Problem [jj35]
Jun 16, 2005 (10:35 am)
Was just told I need a complete break job - rotors, pads, etc. for my 2002 Sequoia. Just three weeks out of warranty, Toyota will cover none of it even though they have a TSB stating my vehicle was built with bad calipers. (I would expect this from Chevy, not from Toyota.) Their recommendation is to replace everything except the calipers, as they do not believe that the calipers caused the problem, even though they have a TSB that specifically states the fault. The vibration is terrible although the service manager says it is safe to drive. I am very concerned I'll be looking at replacing everything again in a few thousand miles because the real problem is not being addressed. (Star Toyota in League City, Texas). FYI - they claim the service manager, the technician, and the district service manager ALL inspected the vehicle and determine this course of action ...
#1157 of 2179 Re: Vibration feeling under foot [toyotaman02]
Jun 17, 2005 (6:45 pm)
I too have an 04 Sequoia SR5 and noticed the same vibration and a hum (18,000 miles) about 3 weeks ago. It has been in the shop twice - new front differential and right ball joint (?) - no improvement. I also encountered the VSC and ABS problems. Toyota fees that ABS sensors in rear are to blame (dealer and I are not convinced) - parts on back order. Basically, the dealer does not know what the issue is. Let me know if you encounter other solutions.
#1158 of 2179 Re: 40 mph drone update? [mparker]
Jun 17, 2005 (6:51 pm)
Any Luck with your problem? We are unfortunately following what appears to be the same course with our 04. We have stumped the dealer, and the Toyota engineers are involved.
#1159 of 2179 Re: Recent Problem [trekguy5200]
Jun 18, 2005 (5:08 am)
Tell your dealer to go pound sand! He has NO IDEA what he's talking about. It is clear from the TSB that the larger caliper fixes the problem (with larger pads). It's simply a matter of the smaller caliper warping the rotor because too much heat is applied to a smaller area. Since he (and Toyota) don't want to play fair, you can find good results elsewhere. You could keep the calipers, but simply upgrade your OEM rotors to slotted, drilled and cryo-treated rotors and ceramic (or any other good quality) pad that will hold up better. The slotted/drilled rotors will dissipate the heat at a higher rate and probably eliminate warping. Throw away the rotors/pads and upgrade with aftermarket. Others have had good results with this solution. BTW - you could do this on your own in about 2 hrs. This site is popular with Sequoia owners. Wheelers and Brembo's at Tirerack
#1160 of 2179 Won't shift into Park
Jun 19, 2005 (9:16 am)
I have owned my 2001 SR 5 since new. It is one of the first 1000 built. My truck does every thing the others do, but never bad enough to have to fix anything. So I guess you could say I have had 56,000 trouble free miles. Until it suddenly would not go into Park. The shifter felt funny going in and the next time I tried to start it, it wouldn't. Also couldn't get the shifter to release from Park. Finally a few days later, (away for work), I got it out and it started in netural. Shifted fine to drive (little green Drive light went out months ago) and reverse. Stlll wouldn't go into Park and would roll when shifter where Park should be. And not restart if shut off. Sounds like a cable thing. Crawlled under today and had my 12 year old shift it through the gears with the engine off. The lever on the tranny though rusty, moved throughout the proper range. Everything now works fine after no intervention by me. Anyone ever hear of this problem before? Any suggested fixes?