Last post on Jul 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
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Toyota Sienna, Car Warranties, Heating / Cooling, Van
#8 of 12 Re: 2008 toyota sienna problem [car1235]
Jun 04, 2011 (7:09 am)
You posted this in a thread on radiator issues, so I'm not sure if there is some connection here.
Did you actually jump start the engine with the battery cables reversed? If so, that is certainly not good for much of the electronics. Some are probably protected from reverse bias, some probably not. There is also (on many cars) a master fuse that sometimes goes with accidental reversal, but if the van is running, it probably didn't open (or this model lacks one).
#9 of 12 Re: 2008 toyota sienna problem [fibber2]
Jun 04, 2011 (9:18 am)
Thank you for the information
#10 of 12 2006 Sienna Radiator corrosion
Sep 03, 2011 (5:31 pm)
My 2006 Sienna - 160K completely failed while driving on the highway - rpm started revving and engine went crazy - pulled over after about 3 minutes of trouble - noticed rear window was covered with oily film and van smelled odd - towed to dealer and was told the radiator had carroded and leaked - this affected the transmission - replaced radiator - $800 - now told the transmission is shot and possibly the entire engine - 5-6K to repair. I have been horribly disappointed in this vehicle since my husband first drove it home 3 years ago - interior and exterior quality is terrible - drove a 1994 Previa that was built like a tank - no repairs needed - oil and tires - that was it - Toyota has really compromised on quality - What do we do -
#11 of 12 Re: 2006 Sienna Radiator corrosion [benttree]
Sep 06, 2011 (10:15 am)
160k miles is a lot, if this were a Dodge thread people would be bragging, "Can you BELIEVE I got a whole 160k miles out of this thing before my first major break down!?"
I'm half kidding...
Powertrain warranty is 60k, so still, that lasted nearly 3 times what it's guaranteed for.
#12 of 12 Radiator, steering: cheap fix
Jul 27, 2012 (3:23 pm)
I've got a couple of pretty ugly radiator leaks on my 2005 Sienna, not sure was it <60k miles or 60-something back then, and a rack-and-pinion leak. (I don't harbor unrealistic expectations, I think it's about time.) The dealer's estimate was above 1k for each of those problems. Looked online; seems like a used radiator is typically $600-800. Bought Lukas ($10) for steering and the cheepest powder (Bar's, $2.99) for radiator; both problems solved for now (9k miles already). If I need to repeat this procedure before trading my van in, I will.