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#3262 of 5330 Rear Windshield Washer not Spraying
Dec 31, 2005 (1:40 pm)
Hello, Folks and A Happy New Year to You and Yours!
2001 Toyota Highlander, 50k miles, the 'low fluid' light is not on, the front washer squirts fluid but (pump is working in rear, apparently) we aren't getting any washer fluid spraying on the rear window. There evidently is just one (1) resevoir for the windshield washer fluid, in the front. Won't relate my New Year's trip to a Toyota dealer in the area....
Sooo... anybody got any ideas? My '89 Ford and '93 Windstar each had rear resevoirs.
Not a happy camper, but what the hey can you do? 8=)
Any healp most appreciated!
JMP0 in Chicagoland
#3263 of 5330 Re: No heat follow-up... [reidk]
Dec 31, 2005 (2:07 pm)
I have the same exact problem (and no solution). The Toyota service dept. this summer told me that it appeared as though water had gotten spilled on the dash and this shorted out my circuit board which in turn blew the motor that controls the module. Since no water was ever spilled on the dashboard, I wasn't surprised to find water leaking in the plastic tray beneath the console. I am taking it in this week to have the A/C cleaned (as per Toyota's recommendation) but have a feeling that there is a leak...
#3264 of 5330 Water Leak solution. I hope!
Jan 02, 2006 (11:24 am)
I posted earlier about a unidentified water leak that pools water in the back seat floor boards. The dealer said it was coming from a 3rd party 3 seat that I installed a few months ago. I couldn't see how since there were only 2 holes that were drilled that went to the out side strait under the tire compartment. The dealer wanted me to take the car home for the holiday and they would repair and reseal the holes that I made. They made the mistake of giving me the car back with everything torn out of the auto. Well guess what? It's been raining for 4 days now and I found the problem. It's coming from the passenger side rear tail light assembly! I didn't think it was coming form 2 holes with bolts in them strait underneath the car! What pisses me off the most is that they didn't do a good job diagnosing the problem. It took me(actually my 11yr old daughter) 2 minutes to figure it out. We have new carpet on order and due to be installed tomorrow. If I hadn't found it. We would have shelled out over 1000+ bucks only to get wet again! I've bought 4 toyota's in my life. I've loved them all. I've had great service from "Stevens Creek Toyota" for all my services on all my cars. I'm very disappointed is a understatement. To top it off. They gave the Highlander back to my wife without windshield wipers. And did I say it's been raining for 4 days!? I'll let you all know how goes when I talk with the service rep in the morning..
#3265 of 5330 Re: Water Leak solution. I hope! [xraykid]
Jan 02, 2006 (2:08 pm)
Hey, be grateful it's just a couple windshield wipers! There's a lot worse stuff that can happen right?
I signed some foot-and-half long documents at a oil change almost a year ago. When the woman put the documents down she gave me the ole' shifty eyes routine. Has anyone ever done that to you? You know, you get that sort of double impression, kind of like two people looking at you. One the person who's supposed to be there, and the other someone who's wondering&asking , "does he know what's going on?," "does he see what I'm doing?"
That woman's eyes were going right, left, up, down--like some sort of crazy marching band.
Yep she was giving me that look that tells ya something's up somewhere--those shifty eyes. Well that woman put down 3 long documents to sign for an oil change. And I'm thinking, "well, this is an oil change, and you sign things, right? On top of one of the papers that I'm signing is a piece of paper on top of the other papers, sort of hiding what's underneath, and the papers are pulled inside that plastic window that they have at dealerships, so I can't really see what I'm signing. So-- doh--I sign these long papers and walk out--fine, fine, fine print and all!
And as I'm driving off I'm thinking, "hey wait one little second here." "I just went to an oil change and signed papers that look like something out of a real estate deal?" ROFL!!!
Well, anyway, I probably signed my life away, my soul, my dog's sole, my cat's sole, and any other souls of any extent creatures living with me (for eternity.)Heck I could imagine there's an ant living out back that will have problems with HIS soul from these papers.
The whole thing reminded me of that scene from "the Devil and Daniel Webster", ya know the one where the Devil comes after Daniel--right smack down the chimney.
"time for your soul 17th Century dude!"
yep, be glad it's just some windshield wipers!!
#3266 of 5330 2005 HL w/4 cyl
Jan 02, 2006 (2:51 pm)
I tried to review the Engine Hesitation forum, but it seems to have devolved into a big flame war and has since been closed. I am not looking to start any kind of argument here. I simply have a question concerning my HL and the experiences (hopefully solutions) of others.
I have a 2005 HL with the 4cyl engine that, overall, I have been pretty happy with. The one issue that I'm having a lot of problems with, though, is hesitation from the transmission going from 1st to 2nd gear. (It is not engine hesitation since the RPMs increase almost immediately.) I'm also experiencing some hesitation as it decelerates from 2nd into 1st.
Has anyone else experienced this? Would the flash that I've read about cure this problem?
As I said, I'm happy with the car but I really want this issue to be cleared up. Thanks in advance!
#3267 of 5330 Dim backup lights
Jan 02, 2006 (5:38 pm)
compared to other cars my 04 Hil has really dim back up lights
is there any cure?
#3268 of 5330 Re: Water Leak solution. I hope! [lgjava]
Jan 03, 2006 (9:40 am)
did you get a copy of each document you signed?
#3269 of 5330 Re: Water Leak solution. I hope! [user777]
Jan 03, 2006 (10:24 am)
of course not, that's why I remember it! Sort of like the difference between night and day, or dark and light, you always remember the difference between a document filled with print, and one that is empty.
In fact, I always save everything and make copies of everything. So the lack of a simple receipt bothered me later.
And then too, when I signed those documents someone appeared behind me. And what happens when someone is standing behind you in a line? What would you do? You sign the stuff to be polite. But strangely that person didn't seem to be a customer! And you know, before I signed everything and off to my left and sitting talking to each other was a "customer" and his "service tech."
The service tech was carefully telling the customer about his service. It was all so polite and wonderful. And what do you do when you go to a place and everyone is polite and wonderful? You sign things. Because you're
(con)fident. That's why they call it a con game!!!
#3270 of 5330 Re: Dim backup lights [edh]
Jan 03, 2006 (1:59 pm)
I remove the driver's side bulb, smash the glass, carefully drill the remaining "socket" out clean, solder in a 50 watt 12 volt halogen landscape bulb, pour epoxy into the socket and then install my "new" BRIGHT backup light in the original socket.
#3271 of 5330 Re: Rear Windshield Washer not Spraying [jmp0]
Jan 04, 2006 (6:14 am)
I had that problem in winter a couple of times with a Nissan that had only a single reservoir in front. When the sun hit the car, the rear spritzer started to work again. It turned out that the place that did my oil changes filled the reservoir basically with water in the warmer months and used the true antifreeze solution only in winter. So the solution in my reservoir would freeze in the tube that ran just under the roof of the car.