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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Highlander
While the original Highlander was more of a wagon than an SUV, the 2012 Toyota Highlander is an entirely different beast. It’s large enough to compete with the cargo and passenger capacity of...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
You’re likely already familiar with the much-celebrated Toyota Highlander, but did you know that Toyota has actually offered a hybrid version of everyone’s favorite crossover SUV since 2006? The 2012 Toyota Highlander...
2012 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2012 Toyota Highlander: Which One Should I Buy?
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2012 Toyota Highlander vs. 2012 Dodge Durango: Which One Should I Buy?
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are a fun class of vehicle: not only are they great for carpools and moving around friends and family, but you can also get them off-road and just get dirty and have fun with...

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Vehicle vibrates while accelerating and stops when you take your leg off the pedal or accelerate more
I suspect you have a problem in a CV joint, or if you have the all wheel drive version; in a drive shaft. The joints that enable the shafts to move around can wear out and when they do, they...
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I filled up the windshield washer fluid to the fill line and it's not coming out now; how do I get it to flow through?
Hi there. There are three individual components that comprise the windshield washer system that can be broken or damaged to cause the issue you’re having on your 2001 Toyota. The first and most common is that the windshield wiper spray...
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How bad are the brakes on my 2006 Toyota Highlander
Hi there. It is usually hard to tell how long the brakes will actually last. It really depends on how the vehicle is driven. You need to have the brakes fully inspected and measured to see how much pad is...
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my overflow tank is full and if i add more water to my radiator where will that water go?
To begin with: you don't want to put straight water into your cooling system. You need to use a 50% mixture of water and anti freeze. You put it in at the radiator cap. Start with the engine cold and...
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The code reader for my engine light says P0306P. What does the second P mean?
The P means powertrain. The second P is not normal and may just be the scanner you are using. This vehicle does not use the second letter P. I would disregard it. As far as the P0306 it indicates a...
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Is it possible to fix a clogged catalytic converter without replacing it?
Hi there. In general, there is not an effective way to clean a clogged catalytic converter. There are several aftermarket products that claim to do so, but they typically cause more issues with fuel system components that I would never...
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How long does a new 02 sensor need to be in the car before it will fix the problem?
The effect of any part replacement on a vehicle is immediate, excepting cases where the PCM has to re-learn certain operating parameters. In any event, the oxygen sensor is not the most common cause of individual cylinder misfiring. Oxygen sensors...
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2001 Toyota Highlander been sitting a while. Had to jump start it and when we started, it over revs just under red on the dial.
Hi there. Usually a problem like this is caused by an idle control valve that is stuck open or throttle body that is damaged. It's also possible that the throttle control is stuck and needs to be repaired or a...
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Probable VSC system damage. Anyway to know?
The problem that you are having with the vehicle can be pinpointed by using the Factory Service Manual (FSM) and, in a step by step process, test the system components to rule in or out the dozens of potential causes...
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I can only let my power windows down from the master switch on my 2001 toyota highlander
Hi there. What you are describing is most likely due to a damaged electrical relay, from the primary module to each door. It is also possible that you have an electrical problem that is creating a short within the system....
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I just purchased a 2009 Highlander Limited and am now hearing a metal on metal sound when braking. does this mean a total Brake jo
Hi there. Although metal-to-metal grinding is common with brake pads grinding on the rotor, it's also common with wheel bearing problems. Before you have repairs completed, it would be best to have one of our professional mobile mechanics come to...
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Replace evaporter,expansion valve,condenser
Hi there. To request a price estimate for these services, please start by clicking this link to the AC condenser replacement page. Once you click the Get a Quote button, and enter your vehicle data and location, you'll want to...
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I turn AC on and battery, ABS, airbag and other warning lights appear. Turn off AC, lights turn off. '07 Toyota Highlander.
Hi there. Usually when you turn on a mechanical system and it triggers multiple warning lights, it's due to an electrical glitch. Whether it's safe to continue driving your car or not would depend on whether or not the vehicle...
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2013 Toyota Highlander making a lot of noise from waterpump, and I'd like to know to expect in terms of repairs.
The engine has to be removed in order to replace the water pump on this engine. The labor just for the water pump is 13 hours. This does not include diagnosis or additional repairs needed like thermostat or any other...
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All dashboard light on a Higlander 08 came on and stay on while driving why?
This may be related to an electrical short, a faulty gauge cluster or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working...
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System too lean bank 1
Hi There, Typically, a lean fuel condition will produce DTC code P0171, which indicates a lean fuel condition often times associated with "bank 1 or 2 too lean" as you have indicated. A number of things may cause code P0171...
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Car had codes for two misses in coils. Replaced all but two spark plugs and coils. However my car loses power going up hill.
There are a number of things that can cause a misfire code besides an ignition coil. There could be air leaks, injector problems, or even a mechanical malfunction in the engine. But if you are not seeing a Check engine...
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turn off lock horn 08 highlander
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are both ways to lower the volume and turn off the audible alert that sounds when you lock and unlock the car. They both have their own procedure that is available in the...
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My 2008 Highlander started to overheat today. There was little coolant so I added some 50/50 and suspected the cooling fan is not
If you disconnect sensors while the engine is running, or turn on the key after disconnecting something, you will likely get a Check Engine Light. The Electronic Control Unit sees the disconnection as a faulty sensor. It then stores a...
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My Highlander is making a "whub whub" sound.
What you are describing sounds like a wheel bearing that may be starting to fail. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface...

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