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#327 of 460 Re: timing belt question [69flh]
Mar 26, 2008 (7:48 am)
My 2002 Sienna has 118,000 miles. I've not yet replaced the timing belt, but have looked at it, for what that's worth, and it looks nice. I'd researched replacement a while back, and found that several Toyota "techs" had never seen a broken belt, and thought 90k was a very conservative replacement period. Again, for what that's worth...
I did need to replace my power steering and generator belts, though, after experiencing noise from my generator. New belts, no noises. Easy to do yourself.
#328 of 460 Re: 30,000 mile service [hansienna]
Mar 26, 2008 (12:39 pm)
What makes it more difficult is the manual says check fluids instead of when to replace them.
Also, I do not think the manual says anything about how often to do an alignement. It seems the dealers regularly suggest an alignment.
Mar 27, 2008 (8:12 am)
How often does the coolant on a 2002 Sienna have to be changed?
Is the $100+ dealer coolant change worth it?
Or is it just as good to empty the radiator and refill every year?
#330 of 460 Re: Coolant Change When? [bostonoriole]
Apr 04, 2008 (11:50 pm)
"Toyota Red" coolant is a 90,000 - 100,000 mile coolant. Some shops have a machine that pumps out the old, but many just drain and fill. A local Toyota dealership told me recently, concerning a 2001 Carmry 4 cyl, they just drain and fill. Just under 2 gallons comes out. They add a gallon of Toyota Red coolant, and the rest water. The Pump is something like $125 - 150 +, drain and fill should be $69.95 or thereabouts. If you don't mind the extra $, 60,000 miles drain and fill should do the trick. I had a 2001 Tacoma 4cyl which I did myself at 60,000. Drained, filled with water and drove around for a few minutes. Repeated twice more. It was very thorough for a backyard job. I still have one gallon left. You want to mix 50/50, and after all that I didn't have to add a full 2 gallons. I believe the Sienna will hold more. That Camry has 108,000 miles and will have the drain and fill done at the next oil change/tire rotation. Did not want to wait this long, but it's not mine anymore and could not get it done sooner.
Apr 12, 2008 (8:03 pm)
brake fluid is hygroscopic and will absorb water, some european manufacturers say to change it every 2 years no matter what.
I don't know about the Toyota longlife coolant but the GM ones were giving people lots of problems and it was advisable to change it before the recommended 90K. I just did mine at 45K.
#332 of 460 1999 Sienna ArmRest Covers?
Apr 28, 2008 (6:55 am)
Anyone ever replace just the center armrest covers for the two front seats in a 1999 Sienna? Just called a local dealer and the fellow said it looks like you have to purchase the whole armrest - which didn't make a lot of sense to me. Thanks in advance for your help!
#333 of 460 Re: 1999 Sienna ArmRest Covers? [bobintampa]
Apr 28, 2008 (10:52 am)
I'd call a local upholstery shop. I bet they can very nearly match it.
Look under Autos - Upholstery in your yellow pages.
#334 of 460 Re: Replacement rear shock? [freebird]
May 08, 2008 (6:45 pm)
What shocks did you get and how do you like them. I was thinking about getting KYB GR-2 gas shocks from tirerack.com for $22 each but don't know anything about them or if they need to be a certian size or length. Appreciate it.
#335 of 460 Need alignment, is it covered if < 12K miles?
Jun 23, 2008 (1:14 pm)
I have a 2008 Sienna bought in Dec '07. It's got about 6K miles on it. I need to get the wheels re-aligned. Someone told me since this should be covered under warranty since the car is still under 12K. Is this true?
#336 of 460 Re: Need alignment, is it covered if < 12K miles? [pgrunner]
Jun 24, 2008 (12:26 pm)
It should be under the first year "adjustment" period, so I would think so...