Last post on May 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5306 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [lmacmil]
Jan 13, 2013 (1:15 pm)
You did well...I had mine done 2 years ago...one dealer quoted over $ 1,000 and the other dealer quoted $ 600...I had it done for $ 600 and they said my water pump looked fine, and it did not need replacement....can you believe the $ 1,000 quote...what highway robbers !!!! (I do think they were going to replace the water pump whether it needed it or not !)
#5307 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [lmacmil]
Apr 09, 2013 (2:51 pm)
i have a 2004 3.3 61,000 miles also did they mention anything about flushing the radiator i just took mine to the dealer end of march nothen said about antifreez being changed, just p steering flush and fuel inj cleaning
#5308 of 5315 Driver Door Window Off Track
Apr 25, 2013 (8:00 pm)
Hey everyone my 2011 Limited driver side window seems to have gone off track. I could not get it to close today. Tried up and down but it was just struggling/caught so I decided not to play with it anymore. Taking it to Toyota tomorrow. Anyone else having this problem. How much did Toyota charge you to fix?
#5309 of 5315 Re: Driver Door Window Off Track [md4runnerman]
Apr 26, 2013 (6:01 am)
witha 2011, it may be covered by the 3 year b to b.
toyota camrys and highlanders have window problems. it is a known fact.
our 2002 hl, both rear window motors stopped working at the same time. used a aaa shop to make the repair. was expensive. however, in 125,000 miles and 11 years, those two windows were the only repairs EVER made!
we now have a venza, hopefully we have the same reliability. I will pay for window repairs anytime I haven't paid for any other repairs.
#5310 of 5315 Re: Driver Door Window Off Track [roadrunner70]
Apr 26, 2013 (9:01 am)
As it turns out I took it into the dealer this morning. They found that the R&R bolts on one side of the regulator had fallen out. They fixed it free under warranty! Pleasant surprise and I was only in there an hour.
#5311 of 5315 2012 Highlander thud noise
May 17, 2013 (2:09 pm)
I've 2012 highlander. When I brake and car comes to full stop, a thud noise comes from rear. I took it to dealer and they said its normal. The noise comes every time whether u brake slow or quick. The noise is as if someone is hitting your car from behind. The noise started coming with about 3000 miles on the car. I was bearing it but slowly its bothering me. I did not experience this in other SUVs my friends have. Has anyone experienced this on their highlanders.
#5312 of 5315 2012 highlander engine rattles and shakes with morning start
May 17, 2013 (2:15 pm)
I've 2012 highlander. With about 4500 miles and winter, when i start the car in the morning and change gear to rear or drive, the engine would rattle and the inside (dashboard, steering) would vibrate with noise. It would last for about a minute and they go away. Dealer said this is normal and should go away once weather starts to warm up. Now that temp is in 80's in the morning, I still have same behavior. Have anyone experienced this?
#5313 of 5315 Re: 2012 Highlander thud noise [ajit1979]
May 17, 2013 (4:12 pm)
Hi, I also have a 2012 Highlander. I don't have that problem with it, however for what it's worth I had the exact same problem with my old Jeep Cherokee. The problem was with ujoints locking up. I never fixed it. It went in for years and never got any worse. Good luck.
#5314 of 5315 Re: 2012 highlander engine rattles and shakes with morning start [ajit1979]
May 18, 2013 (5:41 am)
Regarding your two postings. The rear end thud and the engine rattle are not normal Highlander behavior. Do not let any service personnel try and convince you that it is normal. If your present dealer will not correct the issues, find another dealer that will.
#5315 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [tjlamphere]
May 21, 2013 (11:28 pm)
It's standard procedure to replace the water pump when the timing belt is replaced for most interference engines. Toyota's I believe are interference engines. The water pump runs off the tiiming belt meaning if the water pump seizes then it will either cause the timing belt to skip or break. The timing belt can be brand new and a failed water pump can cause it to break. The result would be pistons crashing into valves and a new engine would be required. This is why dealers recommend changing the water pump at the same time as the timing belt.