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#438 of 451 Re: cabin air filter [richardson]
Jan 21, 2012 (8:47 am)
Lower, here are pics that should help:
Get an OEM filter. I bought a cheap FRAM replacement, and it had a lot fewer pleats. I won't make that mistake again.
#439 of 451 SMOG fails - MIL/ODB not ready
Jul 14, 2012 (2:16 pm)
I needs some help here for my friends 2004 Siena LE with 8 seats.
This car is daily driven, without disconnecting battery or jump-start lately.
Its SMOG inspection fails because of MIL/ODB II not ready.
When I use a scanner, I find that there have two monitors not ready or
1): O2 sensor 2): EVAP.
1): There has no error code, (completed or pending).
2): MIL (Check Engine Light) is NOT on.
3): Five monitors (misfire, fuel, etc ) are completed.
Driving looks noraml in any condition.
Any comments? Thanks.
#440 of 451 Re: Any Suggestions Where to Buy a Repair Manual for a 2005 Sienna?? [mikebal]
Aug 11, 2012 (11:58 am)
You can get them at walmart.com
#441 of 451 Re: SMOG fails - MIL/ODB not ready [shued]
Aug 11, 2012 (5:16 pm)
This is nasty; no error codes per se, but "not ready" is going to be beyond the shade-tree mechanic.
Go to siennachat.org and ask around. With luck, someone has had this and can point you in the right direction.
OBD-II is fantastic when it works, and it has proven very reliable, but when the system fails, you gots trouble.
The googles and enthusiast's web sites are your friend.
#442 of 451 Oil Filter change in 2011 Sienna
Aug 11, 2012 (7:10 pm)
Can anyone suggest a good wrench to remove the housing on a 2011 Sienna. I bought a $6 housing cap wrench at Autozone and it was just a little to big to get a grip. Do I just need to go to Toyota parts and get it?
#443 of 451 Re: Oil Filter change in 2011 Sienna [mikesc]
Aug 12, 2012 (1:46 pm)
I'm not familiar with the layout on the new ones; we have an '03.
But if it's halfway accessible, just get a strap wrench at the auto parts store... even my grocery store carries them.
I don't k now why the factory puts them on as tightly as they do. I spin them on and take them off by hand on both our cars.
#444 of 451 2001 Toyota Sienna LE - Check Engine Light - P0440, P0441 and P0446 Codes
Aug 26, 2012 (4:15 pm)
I have a 2001 Toyota Sienna LE with ~115,000 miles. It has the check engine light ON and is now due for inspection. The codes being read are P0440, P0441 and P0446 pointing to evap problem. I have already taken it to a local mechanic who is saying that he has thoroughly checked the emissions system (using smoke test) and found no leakages or cracks anywhere. He has now asked me to go to the dealer as it requires special diagnostics/tools that he does not have. In the mechanic's words, "you are at the mercy of a toyota dealer now". Can someone please help and advice what I can do to take care of this problem. My inspection sticker has already expired. Also, when I mentioned these codes to a local Firestone service manager, he was aking me to replace three items:
- Purge Valve
- Canister Shutoff Valve
Reading thru the information on the web, I am confused as to which valves are part of the canister and which are seperate from the canister. In other words, do I need to replace all valves seperately or are some of the values included as part of a new canister assembly. Thanks for your assistance.
#445 of 451 2004 Sienna Lower Control Arms/Suspension
Apr 17, 2013 (5:20 pm)
#446 of 451 2004 Sienna Lower Control Arms/Suspension
Apr 17, 2013 (5:20 pm)
4 months ago during routine service, my Toyota dealer found the control arms/bushings to be separated. That was about $400 parts and $1000 labor. Today, a front spring broke, bending the control arms, and destroying a tire. Luckily, this was at slow speed and my wife could pull over safely. Would have been a different story on the expressway at 65 mph. This will be another $2400. So, these 2 repairs are almost 50% of the car's value. I didn't see this issue raised in any other forum discussions. Any thoughts on this issue? Does this sound like just bad luck, or possibly a faulty repair the first time? Should I go ahead with the repair and keep the car, or trade it in. BTW, our dealer has a very good reputation. Thanks.
#447 of 451 Re: 2004 Sienna Lower Control Arms/Suspension [dooper67]
Apr 21, 2013 (9:17 am)
On a 2004, I had not heard anything of the sort ... We had the rubber bushing (insert?) on our 2003 separate as well, when the car was relatively new and barely out of warranty.
Since I never went to the dealer for anything after the purchase, I didn't even try to get a warranty claim honored. I think it was a bad batch of control arms in 2003 -- consumer report's ratings show a black spot for that category for that year only. It would not be unthinkable that the part hasn't really changed for the redesign and the 'badness' carried into the next model year.
The replacement part has been fine; i kept the originals to see if they can be rebuilt... they can... but you need to buy the part for the Avalon... I read that year's ago, can't give you a source.
As far as the spring breaking: That should never happen, but I don't see how they could have caused it during the repair. Either way, you couldn't prove it.
With a car that old -- any car, really -- you need to find a good independent mechanic to handle stuff for you. Develop a good relationship and some trust, and it'll work out for both of you.