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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#2855 of 5315 Re: Engine will not idle when warm [wwest]
Jul 17, 2005 (10:25 pm)
Hello Hawkeye, I too have a 2001 Highlander and this problem of stalling upon a hot restart. It has been going on for 2 weeks now. Once I start it warm after having driven it for a bit the idle is way low and almost at the point of stalling. Usually if I tap on the gas pedal 2-3 times it will act normal and stay that way. You said that the Idle airflow bypass solenoid is not opening properly when heated. You must be a Toyota mechanic? I was a mechanic for 13 years from 1980 -1993 and this problem is over my head. Can I remove this solenoid and clean it out or something or should I just drive to my dealer and buy this piece and replace it? Your reply would be greatly appreciated. Eric
#2856 of 5315 Re: Engine will not idle when warm [hawkeye70]
Jul 17, 2005 (10:31 pm)
Hello, Did you replace the Idle airflow bypass solenoid? Did it fix your problem? Thanks
#2857 of 5315 Re: Engine will not idle when warm [wwest]
Jul 18, 2005 (8:22 am)
I have the same problem in my 97 Camry but like the other mentioned, once I press on the gas and keep it there for a while, all the sudden, the idle will go back up and car runs fine.
It only happened when it's very sunny and warm.
If you can explan a little more about what the Idle airflow bypass solenoid is or how difficult it is for a regular guy to replace it, that will be great.
#2858 of 5315 Traveling....
Jul 18, 2005 (10:18 am)
at the moment, so don't have any of my Lexus shop manuals at hand, but....
When the throttle butterfly is fully closed the idle air bypass solenoid is used to provide the proper level of airflow for correct air/fuel mixture at idle. So it is typcially located downstream of the MAF/S very near the intake butterfly valve.
#2859 of 5315 Re: Dull clunking thud in rear of HL [oldman]
Jul 18, 2005 (10:22 am)
I am experiencing exactly the same condition with my 2005 HL V6 AWD. Were you able to find a solution ?
#2860 of 5315 Re: Moonroof automatic operation [jonrock]
Jul 18, 2005 (5:50 pm)
I understand that the sunroof can be programmed to close automatically when the ignition is turned off. Does anyone know how to program this feature in a 2002 Highlander Limited?
#2861 of 5315 Re: ABS & VSC lights on - v.annoying! [aussietrev]
Jul 19, 2005 (2:28 pm)
I have the same exact problem and I saw two other post on it and I was wondering if you were able to resolve the problem??? My ABS, brakes, vsc, and trac lights will turn on and then turn off while i'm driving for no apparent reason. Its a 2005 V6 HL, and its been happening for a month now. I brought it to the toyota dealership for the second time and they're telling me that they used the scanner and all codes passed and it shows that the warning lights never went on at all. But i know it has and it has done so for at least two dozen times. They said they've never seen something like this before, but from the forum, I see that at least a few other ppl have the same problem. If you've had this problem, can you tell me what you did to fix it or is it a lost cause?
#2862 of 5315 Re: Dull clunking thud in rear of HL [fofo]
Jul 20, 2005 (1:32 pm)
I have a similar problem on the my 2002 6 cyl AWD.
My problem goes away after going over a few bumps and then comes back after parking and starting again. It's a dull thump like there was something banging on the undercarriage.
I complained several times during service and I was told that it is the brakes "setting up" or something like that, and it is normal.
Since mine always goes away within a couple of hundred feet I didn't pursue this.
I also have a 7yr/100K extended warranty so I can keep an eye on it.
#2863 of 5315 Re: Dull clunking thud in rear of HL [eddiee]
Jul 21, 2005 (5:57 pm)
One possible explanation for a dull clunking thud is sound of the brake pads shifting from forward braking to rearward braking in their caliper. If you think about the way the pads float -- they have to so that they can slide freely -- there has to be some slack. Sometimes, when they get a little worn they get enough slack so that you can hear them hitting the caliper. It is easy to identify -- it should happen the first time you apply the brakes when going forward after using them when going backward . . . and vice versa. Instead of wear, it may also be a new set of pads that doesn't fit as well as the old ones.
And of course . . . there may be another reason for the thud.
#2864 of 5315 Light gary leather blue jean stain
Jul 22, 2005 (8:44 am)
Just wondering if anyone else has this problem? My 6month old HL seat back just about belt high has a blue stain. Seems to be from blue jeans. Tried to remove with all types of leather cleaner, no luck, dealer said it may need to be redyed . is this my only option? and why is this happening with it beiing so new?