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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5072 of 5330 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander - Water Pump [mikefm58]
Mar 29, 2011 (7:47 pm)
I let my dealer do all my work. Thank goodness I own a Toyota and have had NO repairs necessary to my '03 Highlander Limited.
He does a good job, keeps all the records for me (I'm terrible at keeping records) and can tell at a glance the last time my cabin air filter was changed, the engine air filter was changed, IF I need to have my coolant replaced, in addition to the tranny fluid issue.
#5073 of 5330 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander - Water Pump [toledo73]
Mar 30, 2011 (5:43 am)
I have an 04 HL and apparently my owner's manual in regards to the tranny fluid is different than yours. Mine says something like replace at 6yrs/72K miles if towing, otherwise, check and replace if brownish in color or smells burnt.
Good for you though that you know and trust your dealer. I'm in Florida, home of the $699 dealer fee so that should speak for itself.
#5074 of 5330 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander - Water Pump [shagnat]
Mar 30, 2011 (5:46 am)
My 04 HL has been rock solid like yours, just tires, oil changes, and a battery so far, still running on the original brake pads at 65K miles. That has really impressed me. I'm driving my wife nuts telling her to listen for the chirp chirp of the break pad wear indicator, LOL. And I'm anal on keeping records.
Mar 30, 2011 (5:51 am)
My steering wheel feels loose. So
Its either I need an alignment or it's something else. How often should I change the fluid?
#5076 of 5330 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander - Water Pump [mikefm58]
Mar 30, 2011 (7:36 am)
Hmmm, never checked the section if you are towing. Haven't towed a thing in years. But, a good heads up. Funny about the 699 ddeal! Take care, man.
#5077 of 5330 Re: Power Steering [05highlander05]
Mar 30, 2011 (10:31 am)
Hmmm, Good question, I don't believe that item is even mentioned in the maintenance guide, and I've never had a vehicle where I had the PS fluid changed. So IMHO, I would say never. Anyone else have experience with this one?
#5078 of 5330 Toyota Highlander Electrical Short
Apr 05, 2011 (1:37 pm)
My 2004 Toyota Highlander is giving me some electrical issues. When I use the left turn signal the turn signal light on the dash starts flashing extremely fast and then all warning lights on the dash light up. Also, when applying the brake pedal it causes the left turn signal on the dash to light up. Very odd, but I've been told it is most likely an electrical short somewhere in the car. Any advice on what could be causing this and where it is most likely located would be greatly appreciated.
#5079 of 5330 Re: Toyota Highlander Electrical Short [fbuchman]
Apr 06, 2011 (1:29 am)
Oddly, the most likely point is in the trailer plug, or wiring for trailer, if you have it fitted. There is probably a short between stop cable and left turn cable in this area. Most likely is that there is a loose screw bridging the two terminals or the cable for one has fallen out and is touching the other terminal
The warning for this is that speeded up flasher relay indicates reduced resistance as would come from parallel light circuits operating together.
#5080 of 5330 Re: Toyota Highlander Electrical Short [grahampeters]
Apr 06, 2011 (7:34 am)
Thanks for the tip - will definitely look into this over the weekend and let you know the outcome.
#5081 of 5330 Re: Toyota Highlander Electrical Short [fbuchman]
Apr 06, 2011 (10:30 am)
Graham certainly had a good suggestion.
Also when things like this happen, it's many times a defective ground connection. The current can't "get through" the normal ground connection so then takes whatever paths are available, typically through other lights.
I would find the ground connection on the instrument cluster and attach a temporary ground wire direct from the cluster to a good ground and see if that changes the problem any.