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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5008 of 5330 Re: Moonroof question - Highlander 2008 [krb1]
Sep 26, 2010 (3:39 pm)
"the moonroof leaks "
"They did a test when they hosed the car down and saw that some water came through"
And they said not to worry about it? If so, of course that's nonsense. Most sunroofs have drains which go down the A-pillars (next to the windshield) to drain water that gets past the seal (and probably into this "tray" thing). The drains get clogged with debris, and need to be flushed/blown/rodded out.
Any dealership that does not know that doesn't deserve your business. Take it somewhere else - it's not a Highlander-specific or Toyota-specific, so find a highly rated repair shop. Or get your neighborhood gearhead to do it for you. It's far from rocket science.
#5009 of 5330 Re: Rear door trim panel [jjs]
Sep 27, 2010 (3:52 pm)
i have a 2002 hl and both rear windows are now broken. were you able to find out how to take the panel off? thanks, rr70
#5010 of 5330 Re: 2002 Highlander-AC temp control problem.... [wwest]
Sep 29, 2010 (8:49 pm)
Correct....Found the cabin sensor plug and hose disconnected. Left that way by the Best Buy installation staff!!!
Oct 09, 2010 (2:40 pm)
I have a few questions related to the maintenance of my 2006 Highlander. I have a 2006, 4 cyl, with the 2AZ-FE engine. I have ~80K miles at present and I don't see anything in the maintenance schedule about timing chain and transmission fluid replacement. I see that the 6 cyl requires a timing belt replacement at 90K, but the maintenance guide is silent on the chain for the 4 cyl. When will the chain need to be replaced? With regard to the ATF, it only mentions replacement at 60K and 120K miles for towing. When should the ATF be replaced under normal operating conditions (ie no towing)?
#5012 of 5330 Re: 2006 Highlander [93volvo240]
Oct 10, 2010 (5:04 am)
2AZ-FE has a timing chain that should last for a life of the engine. If you bored you can replace it linky. As far as ATF goes... if you plan to keep your car for few more years then it will not harm to get it replaced with your millage. I'd use Toyota's fluid only. Go to the place that sucks out old fluid completely, not drain and refill.
#5013 of 5330 Re: 2006 Highlander [93volvo240]
Oct 10, 2010 (7:31 am)
Until DBW/E-throttle was adopted the RX and HL transaxles were under undue stress/heat as a result of a design change made during the RX product development. DBW is now used "to protect the drive train", delay the onset of engine torque at certain times when the transaxle cannot complete a required (downshift) in a timely manner.
So you might randomly encounter a 1-2 second "re-acceleration" downshift delay/hesitation but not likely need to do any ATF maintainance for teh life of the vehicle.
That being said it is not a bad idea to check and monitor the ATF at each and every engine oil change period.
#5014 of 5330 Re: 2006 Highlander [93volvo240]
Nov 02, 2010 (4:39 pm)
Re ATF, the dealer will try to get you to replace it every 15,000 miles. I just talked to my mechanic about this. When I had the oil changed this morning in my '04 4-cyl. I asked him to take a look at the ATF. I think the last time I had the ATF changed was at 48,000. I now have 95,000 on the vehicle. The mechanic this morning told me the ATF is fine and not to waste my money.
#5015 of 5330 Re: 2006 Highlander [herzogtum71]
Nov 03, 2010 (4:29 am)
I too have an 04 4 cyl HL,now with 61K miles and have never changed the ATF, and since I don't tow anything with it, have no plans to ever change it unless it changes color from dark pink to brown. That's what my owner's manual says.
#5016 of 5330 Re: 2006 Highlander [herzogtum71]
Nov 03, 2010 (9:10 am)
While I would like nothing more than to find the (s)dealers guilty of any form of price gouging the 15,000 mile recommendation did come from the factory.
My '01 F/awd RX300 had DARK and BURNED ATF at only 40,000 miles. I was told by the factory rep that I needed to rely on the dealer. I went to the dealer and was given this new 15,000 mile recommendation which the factory then confirmed was the new recommendation.
This was later changed to a factory directive to monitor the ATF at each oil/filter change and only drain and fill as necessary. Obviously this latter directive was ignored by most dealers.
#5017 of 5330 Skid Light and ABS Braking Problem
Nov 12, 2010 (7:10 pm)
My wife parked her 2004 Highlander with 122,000 miles the other night as usual. Next morning she came back a few minutes after she left and said the skid light was blinking and beeping as well as the brakes were grabbing every few seconds. I drove it and she was right. The lights, the beeping and the ABS was grabbing every couple of seconds. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes and reconnected. It has work fine since . Any thoughts from anyone????