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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5276 of 5315 Re: Engine Oil [wwest]
May 17, 2012 (9:06 am)
For 2011 & 2012 its 10K..
Is it okay to blend synthetic with regular oil? I mean I used synthetic last time and will be using regular oil. Does it harm the engine?
#5277 of 5315 Re: Engine Oil [j06]
by steve_ HOST
May 17, 2012 (12:49 pm)
Every oil company FAQ I've ever read said it was okay to mix synthetic and regular oil. Here's Mobile 1's FAQ.
#5278 of 5315 Re: Engine Oil [steve_]
May 21, 2012 (7:41 am)
Oil changed at Firestone. There computer was showing 5W-20 for V6 Highlander. I insist to use 5W-30, which was on the oil cap and manual. They use Kendall Synth. Blend … OTD $26 with tax after 25% off on Oil & Filter
#5279 of 5315 Re: 2012 V6 Highlander Steering Clunk [rhodnett]
May 26, 2012 (5:54 am)
I have no issue keeping the car in a straight line, it is stable and will keep its line even over rough pavement. The steering clunk is getting better by itself and occurs less frequently lately. Have 4k on the odo now. Its almost like the steering box was not probably greased in the factory and is now finding their way to all the moving parts. I just hope that the noise will completely go away and stay away! I don't think the new intermediate shaft installed by the dealer made any difference.
#5280 of 5315 Independent Toyota mechanic Orange County CA?
Jun 26, 2012 (10:51 am)
My 2003 Highlander Limited (v6) needs the 90k service. Any recommendations on a good independent Toyota mechanic in North Orange County CA?
I want to replace timing belt, trans fluid, coolant fluid and I believe the car needs brakes.
Thanks in advance,
#5281 of 5315 04 HL 2WD popping noise in steering
Jul 04, 2012 (9:00 pm)
Recently bought the '04 HL with a little under 100K miles on it. It runs extremely smooth and we've had no issues other than a popping sound around the steering column when turning at really low speeds. I read something about a knuckle in the steering column that may have been included in a TSB a few years ago. According to maint records, this was never replaced. Any ideas if this is just a nuisance or something serious?
#5283 of 5315 toyota highlander 2008, chek engine, VSC, Traction Control lights ON
Jul 09, 2012 (4:38 am)
HI, first time on this forum! Went on vacation overseas for about a month, came back yesterday! Started my Toyota Highlander 2008 All Wheel Drive, to my horror the Check Engine, VSC and Trac Control Lights are all ON, and wont' turn off. I left the car in pretty normal condition, no one drives it in my absence, what could have gone wrong, this was a preowned car, and though I change oil etc regularly never changed transmission oil, would that be the reason?? But that could be engine related why are the VSC and Trac Control lights ON? I dont want to be taken for a ride by TOYOTA "DEALERS" who would charge outrageous amount for something that would be really simple to handle, kindly share your expertise, a quick response would be ideal Thanks !! Azi
#5284 of 5315 Re: toyota highlander 2008, chek engine, VSC, Traction Control lights ON [azi]
Jul 09, 2012 (5:46 am)
The VSC and Trac Control lights always come on when the CEL comes on. Don't know if that means they aren't working or not. I think WWEST may have explained it once. Or twice!
Many parts stores will lend you a code reader, which plugs in under the dash and has straightforward instructions. That will give you a code, and some readers will tell you what the code means. If you get only a code, you can look it up online to see what's up.
No way for us to diagnose it, but it isn't the transmission fluid.
#5285 of 5315 vibration
Aug 04, 2012 (8:35 am)
I have a 2003 toyota highlander that has a vibration when I start to decelerate and the air conditioner is on. When the air is off it doesn't happen