Last post on Apr 05, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Van
#8 of 16 Re: 2008 Sienna Maintenance Schedule [ateixeira]
Jan 04, 2010 (12:17 pm)
Thanks for your replies and helpful insights! So far I've been very pleased with the van, but keeping my eye on things since I've got 3 mos or 3K miles based on the certified warranty (comprehensive one). One thing I'm a little concerned about is the slight tapping/knocking noise from the engine when idle (warm), but this may be normal for Toyota. I've driven a Honda, so it may be a little different.
#9 of 16 Re: 2008 Sienna Maintenance Schedule [bmwshin]
Jan 04, 2010 (3:36 pm)
Thats funny I am impressed how quiet the Sienna engine is. I come from a family of Subaru's - a car that has the constant boxer growl. Great engines though.
#10 of 16 Re: 2008 Sienna Maintenance Schedule [tekkamaki]
Jan 05, 2010 (8:33 am)
V6s tend to be quiet. The timing chain actually makes the 2GR (3.5l in 2007+ Siennas) engine louder than the prior 3MZ (3.3l V6 MY2004-2006), but Toyota added insulation to the firewall and door sills to make up for the extra noise.
#11 of 16 Sienna traction control button
Mar 07, 2010 (6:49 pm)
My dad's 2005 Sienna XLE 2WD has no on-off button for the traction control. Is this normal?
#12 of 16 1999 Sienna maintenance: 45K
Mar 16, 2010 (4:23 am)
At the last oil change appt, dealer's service dept recommended the following:
replace water pump, timing belt, drive belts
replace rear shocks
transmission fluid flush
positive battery terminal: replacement and service
All for $1483. We called another garage and they would do this for $863 but not Toyota parts.
Is any of this necessary? and is it worth it for an 11-year old vehicle? (with a bluebook price of ca. $3000 min.) or should we start looking for a new vehicle?
#13 of 16 Re: Sienna traction control button [jwoods3528]
Mar 16, 2010 (7:29 am)
Yes, Toyota didn't at first realize how really useless a F/awd system that in reality was a simple ONE-WHEEL could be until there was so much owner outcry that they had to provide the TC disable capability as backup.
#14 of 16 Re: 1999 Sienna maintenance: 45K [arb13]
Mar 16, 2010 (9:16 am)
Go to the garage.
$863 is not that much - it would not cover 3 car payments.
If that extends the life of your van more than 3 months, you got your money's worth, and it seems very likely it will.
You're well past warranty so no need to use OE parts.
#15 of 16 Online OEM Part
Apr 02, 2010 (8:09 pm)
Do you know there jave website to buy toyota online OEM part?
such as disk apd, drive belt, spark wire set, etc?
#16 of 16 Re: Online OEM Part [shued]
Apr 05, 2010 (7:05 am)
A couple of years ago I bought half a dozen oil filters from Toyota of Dallas, but pricing was higher recently so I ended up buying the 2nd batch from CarPartsDiscount.com if you wanted to look there.