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#2142 of 2954 Re: New Highlander vibration [bjosephs]
Feb 06, 2008 (3:14 pm)
Hello...today I decided to see what my mechanic that I have always used and trusted at Toyota says about the clicking sound when cold. He said that it was normal as the new design has changed the oil filter and now has a cartlidge with a paper filter that is removed. There is no longer a resovoir (mis -spelled) as there was before that circulates the oil when cold as it use to have which causes the sound until it warms up. The Tundra and Avalon both use this system, and many have checked in about the noise. I had a 2005 Avalon that also did this, and I had questioned it before, and never had any problems. Maybe this will help.
#2143 of 2954 Re: New Highlander vibration [ronn]
Feb 06, 2008 (3:22 pm)
Methinks your "trusted" Toyota mechanic was "out to lunch".
#2144 of 2954 Re: New Highlander vibration [wwest]
Feb 06, 2008 (6:03 pm)
If you guys want to make an issue out of this,after you have been told by mechanics, then find a different answer and let us all know. My 05 Avalon made the clicking sound at start up as well. I had it 3 years without any problem. If you ask other owners of these cars, they will tell you as well. If the clicking was there all the time, yes there would be an issue, but it's not. I have a friend who has an Avalon that has the same issue with 95000.00 miles on it, with not a moment of problems with it. They were told the same thing. And yes, until you can prove my mechanic wrong, I will trust him as always.
Sorry some of you guys don't accept what some of us were trying to help with this issue.
#2145 of 2954 Re: New Highlander vibration [ronn]
Feb 06, 2008 (6:10 pm)
I believe your engine is noisy, but not for the reason the mechanic said. His explanation of the oil filter is completely incorrect.
#2146 of 2954 Re: New Highlander vibration [bdyment]
Feb 06, 2008 (6:24 pm)
Then what do you think the problem is?
#2147 of 2954 Re: Rattling of Drivers Window 2008 HL Ltd. [toyseeker]
Feb 06, 2008 (8:36 pm)
Thanks. I followed your suggestion and I folded the outside mirror a couple of times and after driving for about 30 minutes and the noise seems to have gone away. Hope it is solved.
#2149 of 2954 '08 Highlander Limited black leather?
Feb 06, 2008 (8:27 pm)
Anyone know if the '08 Highlander Limited is available with Black Leather seats?
#2150 of 2954 Re: New Highlander vibration [bdyment]
Feb 07, 2008 (6:53 am)
This problem has been seen in Tundras with the new 5.7 V8 and V6 Avalons, Camrys and Highlanders. It it probably a flaw in the valve train design. I doubt there is a fix until the engines are redesigned.
#2151 of 2954 Re: New Highlander vibration [bdyment]
Feb 07, 2008 (11:28 am)
My new Highlander, when cold, does idle fast (as it should when cold), and does make a little more noise..but not diesel, and not rough. After about 5 minutes, it is warm and settles into its normal mode. As to a design flaw in the valve train, if that is true it is odd that not all cars are affected........seems like that would be the case, and Toyota would have an epidemic with ths issue. Recent issues of Consumers Reports give the newer Camry's very high marks, based on real world surveys of current owners. Motor Trend also just selected the 2008 Camry their "Car of the Year" again, over all new competition,and they did not mention a hint of this.
I'm not saying some folks aren't having some noise issues, but I sure haven't seen evidence or discussion to support the theory of a basic design flaw, in fact most of what I have read gives lots of praise in particular to this V-6 engine.