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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#3180 of 5330 Re: power surge [lamontbond]
Nov 08, 2005 (7:02 pm)
I have a 2001 6cyl toyota highlander. It has an intemitent starting problem. Toyota couldn't figure it out, but charged us a bundle, nor my mechanic. On random occassions, sometimes, weeks or months
it decides not to start, the engine turns. its like no fuel or spark. I thought it may be related to the security
system, We tried staring it one night, (stuck at the store,) would not fire up, AAA came,he thought it may be the fuel pump and hammered on the gas tank, still no go. Towed it to my mechanic, stayed there overnight. He said it started right up the next day for him ??? He kept the car for a week and never found a problem. it just kept starting fine. Has Anybody had this problem with theirs and maybe a solution?, its driving us nuts !!! In fact it wouldn't start again today, We're in So. Cal...Thanks
#3181 of 5330 Re: Seat belt noise [tosci]
Nov 10, 2005 (6:11 am)
"It only occurs when I'm driving, not connecting or disconnecting the belt. Also, it usually takes 5-10 min. for the noise to appear, and when it is making the noise, it is most noticeable when I'm stopping or going over bumps (which is when the seat belt is restraining me and I'm putting tension on the seat belt)."
Have you closely examined the plastic at the lap belt connection point? I'm wondering if there are cracks that open/close when tension is applied? Have you eliminated ALL other possibilities such as: empty everything out of the center console, be sure there is nothing under your seat that might be telegraphing noise up the side of the console. That's all I can think of at the moment.
Best regards, Philip
#3182 of 5330 strange noise
Nov 12, 2005 (2:19 pm)
We just recently bought a 2005 highlander but for a few months now we have randomly been hearing a very slight screeching/whinny noise which can only be heard when trying to accelerate between 0-10mph and at 1 rpm everytime we take it to the dealer, the problem would not replicate(typical) and it is not all the time it is very random but we notice it mostly during accelerating bet.0-10mph and at 1 rpm is there anybody out there who had the same problem or have any idea what might be causing it. Its really frustrating trying to figure out what is causing the problem. HELP!
#3183 of 5330 Maintenance Required
Nov 13, 2005 (6:33 pm)
I recently bought a 2004 6cyl AWD highlander. The previous owner didn't leave the manual and the dealership doesn't have one either. Just this weekend my "maintenance required" light came on. We just recently had an oil change so everything should be okay on that end. Does anyone know what this is referring to? Thanks for you help.
#3184 of 5330 Re: Maintenance Required [riley12]
Nov 14, 2005 (6:48 am)
Use the search Function and go to message 2776. It's not documented in the Owners manual, but in the Service Manual,
#3185 of 5330 Re: strange noise [efde]
Nov 15, 2005 (10:12 am)
Sounds very much like a vee belt that is slipping a little. Sometimes they do it if they get wet and they get really noisy when worn out. The answer may be to get a new belt and make sure the pulleys are clean and dry when installing it.
#3186 of 5330 Tire pressure reset switch
Nov 15, 2005 (10:49 am)
Can someone tell me where the switch is located? According to owner's manual it is left of the tilt steering lock on the bottom half of the dashboard. I do not see anything. Is it on the inside of the dashboard? Do I have to remove the bottom panel? Help!!!
#3187 of 5330 Re: Tire pressure reset switch [griggo]
Nov 15, 2005 (10:53 am)
Look waaaaaay down under, you'll have to get on your knees to see it. And when you reset it, hold it for a few seconds for the light to flash 3 times.
#3188 of 5330 Re: Maintenance Required [riley12]
Nov 15, 2005 (1:14 pm)
The problem may be simply that the people who changed the oil didn't reset the light. Someone posted the directions for resetting the light back in post 2776. I believe the light is supposed to flash for a period of time when the car is started 4500 miles after it has been reset, and then after 5000 miles it stays on permanently.
#3189 of 5330 Squeaking Brake Pedal - anyone ??
Nov 16, 2005 (10:38 am)
When pressing on the brake pedal, it squeaks a little . The sound is coming from the inside not outside (under the dash) The squeak is heard more when engine is on, but not moving and brake pedal depressed or when applying brake when shifting gear. Brake works fine. Does anyone experience or know what's the cause of this?
I took it in for service, and was initially told they couldn't hear what I'm hearing until I had the manager get in the passenger side and close all doors while I pressed on the brake pedal. He said it was normal, but i insisted it wasn't doing that before. So he had the technician listen who claimed he wasnt hearing it either, but suggested to replace the brake booster anyway. A friend and my brother can hear the slight squeaking. (what is this power brake booster do?) The part is on order. It's an 05 highlander with 2,000 miles on it. Any input is welcome