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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
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#803 of 2179 Re: 2004 Sequoia Sounds Like Diesel [kiddogo]
Sep 09, 2004 (4:33 pm)
Sorry to misdiagnose so badly, but bad wheel bearings is quite a different sound than a diesel, I'm glad to see your problem was found and is being fixed though. I'm wondering how both rear wheel bearings could go out at the same time with such low mileage, I've never seen that before, and wouldn't expect to see it in a Toyota.
I'm guessing they gave you a camry for the loaner, I know from experience that you'll appreciate getting the Sequoia back after that. Now don't get me wrong, I put 45k miles on my camry and loved that car, but once you get used to the Sequoia it just doesn't feel right being that close to the ground
#804 of 2179 New Transmission
Sep 10, 2004 (11:11 am)
2001 Sequoia LTD, 79,500 get a new transmission as we speak! Covered under toyota's platinum warranty--no cost to me--I guess I got money out of the warranty. Just got a Sienna XLE LTD, was leaning against the warranty but at the end decided to get one--guess that is paid for too now!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend
#805 of 2179 Re: 2001 Sequoia [mstacy1] + Brake Dust [bp3959]
Sep 13, 2004 (6:15 pm)
My biggest problem on my 2001 Sequoia LTD is the AC, I brought it to the dealer for the 4th time seems like every 2 weeks I have to go back to the dealer, they already change the whole AC system and still not working right, the only good thing about it I have a extended warranty.
#806 of 2179 Re: 2001 Sequoia [mstacy1] + Brake Dust [bp3959] [mannyboy]
Sep 13, 2004 (6:55 pm)
The dealership I had my AC system replaced at also had to do it a second time, but they ran a thorough test after the first time and discovered the problem before I had the chance to. They then replaced it a secondtime for free and I haven't had a problem since. The dealership gave two possible reasons for the first replacement not working, they either got a bum compressor(which isn't uncommon) or they didn't flush the system well enough before putting it back together. FYI, they also had to replace the clutch which isn't part of the TSB.
#807 of 2179 Catalytic Converter
Sep 14, 2004 (8:21 am)
I have read on other forums that Toyota has issued a TSB regarding replacement of the catalytic converter for those suffering from the rotten egg odor. Has anyone heard of this and has anyone had their cc replaced in a Sequoia? Is it something that is done even if out of warranty? I complained to the dealer about mine several times and was pretty much blown off. Now I am at around 40k miles.
#808 of 2179 Re: Catalytic Converter [jj35]
Sep 14, 2004 (8:53 am)
I have the same problem but I'm at 95k.
#809 of 2179 Re: 2001 Sequoia [mstacy1] + Brake Dust [bp3959] [mannyboy] [bp3959]
Sep 14, 2004 (9:25 am)
What were the issues with your AC? My 2001 (79K) has been emitting a buzzing noise (which gets louder the higher the fan speed) near the black box on the passenger floorboard. Overall, the a/c is fairly noisy from the outside, too. Of course, I suffer from the rotton egg smell and have complained numerous times to no avail. The only other significant problems I have experienced is (1)both rear axle seals were replaced (one at 30K and one at 60K) and (2) during cold days, I get a humming vibration from the front axle that goes away when the car warms up. Fortunately, I purchased the platinum warranty (which effectively paid for itself w/ the second axle seal), but I am concerned with A/C and transmission issues after 100K.
#810 of 2179 Some Info on Catalytic Converter
Sep 14, 2004 (9:26 am)
After some research, I found this article
http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/bus- - iness/1090056830180623.xml
titled "Customers driven to make a stink - After delay, Toyota responds to complaints about smelly cars", Saturday, July 17, 2004, Christopher Jensen, Plain Dealer Auto Editor.
It says this about the stink:
“About 4 million vehicles are covered by a series of technical service bulletins sent to dealers about the problem starting in May. The bulletins do not mean all the vehicles are being recalled; they simply inform dealers how to handle the problem should it occur.
The vehicles include the 2002 to 2004 Camrys, 2003 and 2004 4Runners, 2003-2004 Corollas, 2004 RAV4s, 2002-2004 Solaras, 2004 Highlanders, 2001-2004 Sequoias, 2003-2004 Matrixes, 2002-2003 Lexus ES 300s and 2003-2004 Lexus GX 470s. “
“The cost to fix the problem ranges from $2,000 to $3,000. Repairs are being covered under an emissions warranty, which goes for eight years or 80,000 miles, according to Toyota. “
I am most definitely discussing this with the dealership at my next service appointment.
I am still wondering, has anyone has had the fix?
#811 of 2179 Re: 2001 Sequoia [mstacy1] + Brake Dust [bp3959] [mannyboy] [bp3959] [flyfish4life]
Sep 14, 2004 (10:47 am)
In addition to the rotten egg smell, I have also had the rear axle seals replaced around 25k miles. I had a screeching noise whenever I made a sharp turn even at slow speeds. I am starting to have the squeal again and I am wondering if this is a sign of the rear axle seals going bad again. Since they were replaced less than a year ago, I am hoping that they can be replaced again at no cost to me. I hate to think that this is going to be a recurring problem with my Sequoia.
#812 of 2179 Re: 2001 Sequoia [mstacy1] + Brake Dust [bp3959] [mannyboy] [bp3959] [flyfish4life]
Sep 14, 2004 (4:14 pm)
You'd know if you had the problem covered in the TSB, your ac light would start flashing on and off when you tried to use it. For the vibration, it sounds like you have something stuck in the fan, it'll have to be pulled apart and checked. If the rotten egg smell you are talking about is the exhaust, there's a TSB out to replace some exhaust components. If you are talking about a rotten egg smell from the AC, simply spray some lysol in the vents while on recirculate and clean out the mildew that's forming in your ducts.