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#7 of 109 2001 Toyota Sienna noise after parking?
Jan 24, 2007 (11:25 pm)
Every time I get into my Sienna to go somewhere, after a few seconds it will make a weird noise that I can feel through the pedal for about two seconds. It seems to be speed triggered, not time triggered, and it takes a little while, it's not immediate. It also doesn't seem to be related to whether I back out or pull forward, or have anything to do with whether I use the brakes or not.
It reminds me of those old toy cars that had a little plastic strip that touched the gear to make a noise. After it does the noise (EVERY time I go somewhere), it won't do it again until I turn the car off and go somewhere else. I haven't tried putting it back in park after it does the noise to see if it does it again, but I am completely confused as to what it could be. Any ideas? I am hoping it's not something expensive in the transmission.
#8 of 109 Re: 2001 Toyota Sienna noise after parking? [nhzero]
Jan 25, 2007 (3:52 am)
This sounds like, your ABS braking system "Self Test". Most cars exhibit this behavior today. Some more loudly than others. Don't worry, no problems
#9 of 109 Re: 2004 XLE Spark knock [jaccord]
Feb 05, 2007 (9:13 am)
Do you know the TSB number so I can refer to it? Also how long did the repair take and did it work?
#10 of 109 Re: 2001 Toyota Sienna noise after parking? [nhzero]
Feb 05, 2007 (11:15 am)
Anti-Lock Brakes it is! It is really noticeable in the Sienna. My last vehicle, a 2005 Tacoma was the first vehicle I had with anti-lock. It made a whoosh or shwoosh sound when first started up and you took off in the driveway. About 5-8 seconds after you started moving. Does it in reverse, too.
We had snow a while back and I had some kids in the car who asked me to go sideways on the ice. You should have heard the anti-lock brakes then. Sounded like a little motor running when the tires slid when I applied the brakes.
#11 of 109 Engine Knock TSB
Feb 14, 2007 (6:19 pm)
Hi here is The tsb Im not sure how long it took I drop it in the morning and then pick it up at night.
Engine "Pinging" or "Knock Noise"
TSB EG055-06 September 6, 2006.
#12 of 109 My case is oil gel issue?
Mar 30, 2007 (10:33 pm)
I have 2001 Sienna of which mileage is 78K now.
I took it to local auto shop to get maintenance 3 days ago.
At that time, mechanic said my car's oil level was too low
even though I changed it just a few months ago.
The next day, he called me and said that one piston was broken and unless I change engine, my car will die on the road. And he said he had seen lots of similar problems in other Siennas and Avalons.
I picked up my car today and they charged 1600 dollars.
Can this case be covered with oil gel settlement?
And I'm not keeping any oil change receipts. Can I get reimburse for this?
#13 of 109 engine noise at startup
Apr 21, 2007 (4:38 pm)
My 2004 Toyota Sienna has developed a noise when started, especially when cold. It is quite a loud noise, similar to valves clacking, but it goes away and we don't hear it once the engine is warm. the dealer does not seem to think this is a problem but it did not make this noise when we bought it over even a few weeks ago? I don't like it - anyone else have a similar issue now or in the past?
#14 of 109 Re: engine noise at startup [mlow]
May 07, 2007 (10:30 am)
I had a very similar problem witha 98 Nissan Quest Minivan. It had a loud clank noise as it the valves were clacking. When I first took it to the mechanic, they replaced the exhaust manifold seal. Noise went away but came back a week later. I took it again and it turned out that the exhaust manifold assembled to the engine block had warped. Some of the bolts holding the manifold to the engine had broken off as well. As the engine heated up (around 3 - 5 minutes) the warpage would straighten up and the noise would go away. I replaced both front and rear exhaust manifolds and the vehicle is working very well.
#15 of 109 Transmission Slipping on Nissan Quest
May 07, 2007 (10:43 am)
I have a 1998 Nissan Quest Minivan. A year and a half ago after travelling 70 miles at 65 mph using the cruise control, the transmission shifted down to 3rd gear for a few seconds then shifted back to overdrive. As I kept driving, it did it more often. I returned the 70 miles and had to really slow down as the transmission shifted even as down as 2nd gear. The mechanic could not detect any issues using the computer. I used it 18 months in the city without any problems at all. This weekend I travelled and again after 70 miles, it started shifting down from overdrive to 3rd gear. On my way back, I was travelling against the wind and had absolutely no problems. It appears as if it was heating up but the wind was cooling down. I have been driving it around in the city and again, absolutely no problemas. Has anyone experienced the same issue? Should I add a transmission radiator or should I give up and replace the transmission?
#16 of 109 engine noise when accelerating
Jul 16, 2007 (7:06 am)
I was testing drive a sienna xle. It's very quiet on local road. But when I tried to accelerate, the engine sounds very noisy, not as rhythmic as odyssey's engine. Anyone noticed this?
Also, on the highway, the sienna seems as noisy/quiet as odyssey...