Last post on Feb 17, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Van
Feb 16, 2010 (7:41 am)
Wedge a thin screwdriver under the bottom of the rear plastic cover of the rear mounts. As soon as you can get a small wedge under it so the cover clears the lower retainer grab it and pull backwards hard. It will slide off without breaking anything. Any other movement will break the clips, pull rearward only. You will need a short phillips tip and a small rachet to loosen and remove the phillips screws underneath that hold the rails to the rear mounts. After removing all 4 phillips head screws ( 2 each side) take your Torx fitting and a short extension with ratchet and remove the bolts holding the rear base to the roof. Loosen the knobs on the crossbars and pull them off the rails. Reassemble it and you are done. Total time was 40 minutes
Benefits: .47 mpg at 85 mph/ Less noise, my raammat insulated vehicle is now silent without that roar coming from those crossbars/ Easier to wash the roof
My sound pressure level test indicates that since removal my van is 2.2db quieter .
#7 of 8 Re: Roof Racks [tonystewart]
Feb 17, 2010 (11:36 am)
Thanks for the instructions.
40 minutes, though? Wow. Took me maybe 5 minutes on my Subaru.
I think I'll leave them on, and just slide them back and together until I need them.
#8 of 8 Subarus are removable
Feb 17, 2010 (1:50 pm)
I thought that too, until I removed them