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#5167 of 5330 water leak in a 2006 toyota highlander
Oct 29, 2011 (4:04 pm)
To all members:
My 2006 Toyota highlander leaks water. I get pools of water in the back seat floor boards.
I suspect the water may be entering thru the rear tail light assembly because condensation forms inside the tail lights.
HOW DO I STOP THE WATER FROM ENTERING THE TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLY?
Does it need some type of gasket?
Should I seal around the edges of the tail light casing on the outside of the car with silicone?
Any advice would be helpfull.
#5168 of 5330 Front Break Pads
Oct 31, 2011 (7:53 am)
How long the Toyota break pads last ?? Mine 2006 HL front pads changed at 25K, 50K ... now 57,500
#5169 of 5330 Re: Front Break Pads [j06]
Oct 31, 2011 (8:01 am)
The pads on my 04 HL lasted until 67K before replacing for the first time.
#5170 of 5330 Re: Front Break Pads [mikefm58]
Oct 31, 2011 (9:09 am)
you changed the back ones ??
I do not know if the dealers are recommending changes to keep up with daily sales goals. One time at 37K they recommended to change the battery. I said; do not have money this time. I will change it for the next service. And they never mentioned it after that. Now at 57,500
#5171 of 5330 Re: Front Break Pads [j06]
Oct 31, 2011 (9:14 am)
I also have a 2006 HL. In my opinion, brakes are the real weak point on this vehicle. I had to replace my rear pads and rotors at 70k Kilometers, or about 43K miles. My front ones had to be done at 90k kilometers, or 56000 miles. I am very easy on brakes and have never had to replace pads that soon on any other vehicle. If I leave the vehicle outside for a few days in damp weather, the brakes lock up with rust and let go with a real loud snap when you apply enough pressure to the accelerator.
#5172 of 5330 Re: water leak in a 2006 toyota highlander [grw55]
Oct 31, 2011 (9:17 am)
I've not had this problem with my 2001, but if I did, the first thing I would do is disassemble the taillight lense and check the factory gasket for any breaks or misalignment. If so, I'd buy a replacement gasket from the dealer, install it and see if that resolved the problem.
Before taking the lense off, I'd also make sure the mounting nuts are tight. If loose, allowing a gap between the lense and taillight housing, that would also allow water to enter.
#5173 of 5330 Re: Front Break Pads [bluenose2]
Oct 31, 2011 (9:21 am)
I replaced all of my brake pads at the same time on my 2001, at 80,000 miles. Even then, the wear indicators weren't making any noise. However, one of the pads had started to crumble, so since I was going to replace that one I decided to do all of them at the same time.
Perhaps the later model Highlanders wear through pads faster?
#5174 of 5330 Re: '11 Toyota Highlander ==> Difference between cross-bars and no cross-bars [splendor2]
Oct 31, 2011 (1:02 pm)
Sorry to take so long to reply splendor2, I just got back from a trip without internet.
I was gonna get mine online from that midwest Toyota dealer and read many reviews. But then (as I probably said) my local dealer matched their price and for another couple of hundred, gave me all my money back (including that couple of hundred) when I hadn't used the warranty by the time it expired.
The main "catch" was the short time limit to apply for the refund, and you also had to prove you still owned the car.
A worry that wasn't warranted: what if I needed a $900 warranty repair 6 months before I would get all my warranty money back? Pay it and gamble there'd be no more problems or let warranty pay and lose the 2 grand refund?
#5176 of 5330 2003 highlander o2 sensor, how to disconnect?
Nov 14, 2011 (4:24 pm)
already changed the air/fuel sensors on my wife's 2003 highlander w/ V6. Now I am going to install a new O2 Sensor. I see that the sensor passes through a grommet in the floor pan, but on first glance its not real obvious the easiest way to get at the connector from inside. Is there an easy access through the carpet ? (I'm really hoping I don't need to pull the seat or carpet liner to get this installed)
thanks in advance,