Last post on Nov 07, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5321 of 5330 Re: 120K Tune Ups? [bigbosswillie]
Jul 17, 2013 (6:50 am)
Read the service portion of owner's manual for service required.
#5322 of 5330 Backfire
Aug 30, 2013 (3:16 pm)
On the way home from the eastern Sierras, our 2002 Highlander V 6 AWD with 80K mi. backfired three times on long downgrades (two happened on U S 50 east of Sacramento). The explosions sounded fairly sharp and powerful. Has anyone had a similar experience? Any ideas about what is malfunctioning? My guess is that the (original) oxygen sensor is permitting an overly rich mixture on closed or partly-open throttle, and a build-up of unburned gas is ignited by the hot catalytic converter. Thanks for any help.
Aug 30, 2013 (10:04 pm)
80K miles in 11 years is low mileage, so I wonder whether you often get the chance to get the whole exhaust system up to full operating temperature, If not, maybe there is some coking up of the exhaust/catalyst.
It might be worth using a top engine cleaner and running the engine hard for a bit, then trying a few tanks full of 98 Octane with a detergent to see if that clers things out.
#5324 of 5330 Highlander '02: Vents do not work
Sep 07, 2013 (3:55 am)
I did the soldering fix and now the Heat/Cold problem is gone. But I have a related problem - only windshield vent is working. The lights on the radio and AC Button is not working. I have checked all the fuses - inside and outside, all is fine. Anybody know what the issue could be?
#5325 of 5330 2005 Highlander - High pitch whining from engine compartment
Sep 07, 2013 (8:39 am)
One clue was a slight vibration on the steering wheel when turning the wheel. The power steering reservoir was dry but I couldn't tell because there was dried, black residue on the walls of the reservoir. I removed the lower hose to the PS reservoir and used a hand pump to get as much of the dirty fluid out as possible. Reconnected the hose and filled the reservoir with Dextron 3 AT fluid. Fluid was foamy and still a little dirty so I used the pump in the reservoir to pull out more fluid and replace it with fresh fluid. I repeated this several times. The whining noise is gone. Hopefully, I didn't do any permanent damage to the PS pump letting the fluid go low but seems to be fixed for now.
#5326 of 5330 Front fender removal?
Sep 11, 2013 (8:18 pm)
I have a 2004 Highlander with a front driver's side fender that was "repaired" using bondo many years ago. Lately I've been thinking about either purchasing an aftermarket one or picking up at the salvage yard to give it a proper replacement.
Can anyone point me towards instructions on how to replace the fender? A few videos on youtube make it look as if I'll have to remove among other things, the grill, bumper, and wheel. But those videos are all for other types of cars.
Obviously, I'd like it keep this job as simple as possible for the sake of minimizing the possibility of causing any accidental damage, including breaking any plastic clips.
I know the bodyshop would charge probably around $1k for this, so I'd like to tackle it myself. Can anyone point me in the right direction to any resources/instructions, online or otherwise?
#5327 of 5330 2007 Highlander Tail Light Assembly - How remove???
Oct 21, 2013 (8:48 am)
Hi Folks: I have a crack in my driver's side tail lamp. How do I remove it? I don't see any obvious screws.
Thanks in advance!
#5328 of 5330 2005 highlander limited
Nov 06, 2013 (12:11 pm)
just bought my first toyota. so far i love it. couple small things im getting worked out with the dealer, but nothing major. one question I have about the highlander sunroof though, if open, should it stop in the closed position before going to the tilted vent position/going from tilted vent position to the open position, should it stop in the closed position first between the two? my other vehicles I have had had sunroofs, and they all would stop in the closed position, so you knew it was basically in a tight, closed spot. with this, im left kind of guessing when it's closed, unless im doing something wrong?
any hlep would be much appreciated!
#5329 of 5330 Re: 2005 highlander limited [csawyer17]
Nov 06, 2013 (1:20 pm)
The Highlander sunroof can be frustrating. You must normalize the operation. It is in the owner's manual. I had to do this a few times with our 04 Highlander.
#5330 of 5330 Re: 2005 highlander limited [bdyment]
Nov 07, 2013 (7:33 am)
great, thanks for the response! i'll give it a try