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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?
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What are some signs of the Wheel bearing going bad?
Wheel bearings when they first start to go bad will make a growling noise when driving and increase as speed increases. Then you may start to get a wobble in the wheel and a grinding noise before major failure happens....
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Car is on but the engine won't run
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...
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Hello Chris, What kind of radiator do I use to replace my 2006 model Toyota Highlander
Radiator leaks are caused by corrosion and/or mechanical failure (perforations). Whether the radiator leaked, or is leaking, is not relevant to a decision about switching over to a different design or a version of a radiator that might have additional...
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When I turn on my car, the steering wheel light comes on and it locks
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your make and model uses an electric power steering system. This means steering is not assisted by a belt driven pump, but rather a circuit if sensors and an electronic module. The warning light...
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What is the process of diagnosing where the problem is with my power steering so that I can fix it.
Hi there. The power steering ECU could have has a jolt of been damaged due to the impact. This is why the mechanic is wanting to replace the ECU. Look around the damaged area and see if there is any...
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Does traction control depend on catalytic converter functioning properly?
You are right, the traction control system is not related in any way to the exhaust system (e.g., the catalytic converter) in the vehicle. Traction control involves wheel speed sensors, the ABS system, and electronic controllers. If there is a...
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Have a 2003 toyota limited highlander with 194,000 on it that has a high pitched whiny noise on start-up. Kind of like it is wound up too tight.
Normally high pitched whine sounds are due to low power steering fluid or a faulty power steering pump. I would also recommend looking for seized idler pulleys or tensioner pulley. This can also cause the type of noise that you...
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Engine light on
Check engine lights are just an indication to the operator that there has been a failure in the system and the computer will store a failure code for the failure. The problem you are having may be a misfire in...
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EVAPORATE system CEL code
Hi there. It is quite possible that another component that comprises the EVAP system is causing this check engine light to continue illuminating. One item in particular might be the canister purge solenoid. The canister purge solenoid is the component...
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I have a very slow leak coming from the transfer case.
The most common leak from the transfer case is the rear output shaft seal. Of course, the condition of the bushing and/or bearing at that location will have to be verified because excessive play will make it impossible for the...
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Valve Cover Gasket 2006 Toyota Highlander
Hi there - a leaking valve cover gasket can cause misfires if spark plugs, plug wires/boots or coils get wet with oil, and there is a risk of fire if oil leaks onto the exhaust manifold. So it makes good...
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I can hear the wheels rotating as I slow down.
Hi Kamesha. At 45,000 miles, and with the information you provided, I would first think that the sound may be coming from the brake pads. Not knowing what kind of sound the vehicle is making makes it kind of tough...
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We have a 2013 toyota highlander 3.5L and the dealership said that we have to replace the drive belt but we only have 55,893miles.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The drive belt's life span will depend on the quality of the belt. While some are designed to last 20,000 miles, some will last much longer. It has a lot to do with how...
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AC thermostat stop working each time the light on the AC button start blinking.
It seems that your air conditioning system has a refrigerant leak. Have the system pressurized again to the correct amount and get a spray bottle with dawn dish soap and water mixed. Then spray down the entire air conditioning system....
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Engine light on vsc light on air bag light blinks slow for 20 sec and fells like engine missfires
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the diagnostic troubleshooting codes are letting you know that you need a new oxygen sensor, then you will want to start there. These will make the car perform terribly, and the other issues...
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my daughter has a 2004 Toyota Highlander. the car wont start so i think it's the fuel pump since i can't hear it run. so once i ge
Check the fuse. There could be more than one relay in the circuit, for example a circuit opening relay as well as an EFI relay. The fault could be due to high resistance in the circuit (even at the relay...
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My car keeps shaking and vibrating when ever am at speed and when ever I apply my brake. What can cause that? 2008 Toyota Highlander
Hi there - there are 2 issues here: what is the source of the vibration, and what is allowing it to continue or even be amplified? The source of the vibration could be a wheel/tire imbalance or a failing front...
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What does it mean if you power steering light comes on and I can turn or drive right for a few seconds then goes off?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power steering system needs to be inspected. Even if the light turns off, the issue may reoccur soon. The system is electronic as opposed to the standard hydraulic system used in older and...
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2004 Toyota Highlander @147000 miles. Just had bolt problem on engine. Got it back after 1400 and now my heater is not working correctly.
Hi there. If your heater is not producing enough heat, then first check the coolant level and make sure that its full. If the level is full, then check the heater control valve and see if its working. Feel the...
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Battery light
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a charging problem that may be a result of a faulty alternator or voltage regulator. You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much...

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