Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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Toyota Highlander, Transmission, SUV
#308 of 315 Re: Highlander transmission noise, vibration [gbakerkingston]
Apr 04, 2013 (7:56 pm)
I have the same problem and people seem to think it has to do with the catalytic converter. IV been watching YouTube videos of people's cars that make the same rattleing noise as my 2005 toyota highlander all wheel V6 but there is never a clear answer.
#309 of 315 Possible transmission rattle
Sep 02, 2013 (6:21 am)
I have a 2003 4cyl FWD Toyota highlander automatic transmission. When I start there is no rattle but once I move off and come to to a stop about 200 yards away I have a rattle when slowing down, but once the car has come to a full stop it disappears unless i shift the gear lever from park to reverse, then i can replicate it, again very briefly. The rattle will be there for less then 5 minutes then may appear briefly at times but more so when engine is cold. I have check all heat shield and removed some and its not it. I also feel the rattle is possibly from the transmission and not the engine. I don't think it's the timing chain, I have replaced these on other cars and this noise is different, almost like tinny rattle or a lever trying to engage while a something is spinning? Would like to hear from anyone that may have had a similar experience, I have 180000 miles on mine. Cheers, Hyder
#310 of 315 Re: Possible transmission rattle [spyderca]
Sep 22, 2013 (4:20 am)
I have the same issue. I found an exhaust clamp loose on section from header to exhaust pipe.
#311 of 315 Highlander Transmission problem
Oct 07, 2013 (7:30 am)
I have an 01 Highlander with 165K on clock. Recently a condition began that has me puzzled. When starting cold the transmissions works fime. After about 3 or 4 miles if I come to a stop light or stop sign, when starting off again the transmission does not upshift into overdrive.This condition will continue on until I shut off the engine. At restart the transmission shifts normally again until I come to a complete stop, then again the failure to upshift into O/D. Fluid is clean and at proper levels.. Any clues??Thanks
#312 of 315 Re: Transmission RPM [edward_001]
Nov 15, 2013 (9:35 am)
I am experiencing the exact same issue now. However mine is periodic and can be corrected if I turn the car off and back on. Were you ever able to get this issue corrected? I am anticipating a shift solenoid on the valve body. AT 4000 dollars to repair it is not worth it.
#313 of 315 Toyota Highlaner - warm engine transmission sticks
Nov 29, 2013 (2:16 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Highlander with 107,500 miles. I noticed the other day that after driving for 5- 6 minutes, and the engine warms up, that when I come to a stop and drive off again the gears stick going into 3rd or 4th. I didn't notice it at first, but noticed my RPMs where around 3K and not coming back down. I parked the car and it sat for 4 hours and when I drove it, it worked fine, until the engine warmed up again. The check engine light also came on a few days ago when I noticed this problem. Does anyone know if this is a big problem or expensive to fix?
#314 of 315 Re: Highlander Transmission problem [bukweet]
Nov 29, 2013 (10:06 pm)
I'm running into the same issue with my Toyota Highlander 2002 with 107,500 miles. Have you found any suggestions or fixes to this issue?
#315 of 315 Re: Toyota Highlaner - warm engine transmission sticks [tieftr]
Dec 05, 2013 (9:37 pm)
I had the knock sensors replaced and vehicle is working perfectly.