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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#4129 of 5330 Re: Speaker Problems [johny11]
Sep 17, 2007 (5:47 pm)
I have had the same problem except it is on a 2007 Highlander with 6 speaker JBL system. From what I can tell it is tied to cell phones switching towers. I have sat in the Toyota service parking lot and can get it to make the distortion but only once. I have called from another location and when the cell phone switches towers it will happen again. I have had it in six times and very frustrated they can not duplicate and therefore will not address the problem. They did change out the right rear speaker but that did not fix the problem. Keep me posted if you hear of anyone else. They claim I am the first to report the issue but I see that is not correct.
#4130 of 5330 dealer performed alignment, but steering still slightly off?
Sep 22, 2007 (4:26 am)
2005 highlander v6
here's a link to the alignment sheet specs:
When I brought it in I needed an alignment because the steering wheel was off slightly to the right when driving down a straight road. Now when the dealer did an alignment the steering wheel is off slightly to the left. I changed all 4 tires a few months so I don't know if the tires have any impact on this or not but they are brand new. While at the dealer today I also had them rotate all 4 tires. What should my next step be? I would hate to keep going back to the dealer.
#4131 of 5330 Re: dealer performed alignment, but steering still slightly off? [05highlander05]
Sep 22, 2007 (9:58 am)
Have you told anyone that the stearing wheel being a bit off-center bothers you? The stearing wheel "position" in reality has absolutely NOTHING to do with proper alignment of the vehicle wheels, front and/or rear.
My stearing wheel is ALWAYS off-center so that I can easily drive straight ahead, wheel-spoke in a "proper position, while resting my elbow on the door armrest.
If you really wish the stearing wheel to be "exactly" centered going straight down the road that is very easy for the mechanic to accomplish by lengthening one tie rod while shortening the other.
Sep 22, 2007 (1:41 pm)
Can anyone comment on the best manuals for just basic maintenance? How are Haynes and Chiltons for Toyotas? I didn't care for them for Hondas and picked up an official shop manual on helminc.com but they don't have Toyotas.
#4133 of 5330 Steering vs. Stearing
Sep 22, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Just interesting info as stated by the:
American Heritage Dictionary -
Steer - Steering
v. steered, steer·ing, steers
To guide by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel.
To direct the course of. See Synonyms at conduct.
To maneuver (a person) into a place or course of action. See Synonyms at guide.
To guide a vessel or vehicle.
To follow or move in a set course.
To admit of being steered or guided: a craft that steers easily.
Stearing - not found - Only Acronyms
#4134 of 5330 Re: Steering vs. Stearing [jim70]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 22, 2007 (2:09 pm)
Wwest has been on the stearing kick for a while now, but we indulge him.
Mikefm58, you may be interested in some of the online sources in the Online Repair Manuals guide. The Technical Information System is one listed there for Toyota, but it's not cheap.
#4135 of 5330 Re: dealer performed alignment, but steering still slightly off? [wwest]
Sep 22, 2007 (8:54 pm)
i told the dealer that when I drive down a straight road the steering wheel is not centered, but it's slightly off to the right. I guess being that they are pro's they would know what that meant. If my steering wheel is exactly centered the vehicle pulls slowly to the right...not good.
#4136 of 5330 Re: dealer performed alignment, but steering still slightly off? [05highlander05]
Sep 22, 2007 (9:08 pm)
Oh, different "story"...
ALL, or almost all, of our roads in the US are crowned at the center to provide for quick water run-off. That results in vehicle pulling (sliding really) to the right even if the alignment is correct with the stearing wheel perfectly centered.
#4137 of 5330 Stearing...
Sep 22, 2007 (9:10 pm)
#4138 of 5330 Re: Stearing... [wwest]
Sep 23, 2007 (4:12 am)
It's steering, not stearing.