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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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Car is grinding after driving a distance but nothing wrong with brakes ?
Hi there. It sounds like it could either axle or wheel bearing related. Low lubricant in either of these can create what your experiencing once heated up during use. A visual inspection of the axle boots may help in identifying...
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Brake rotor thickness before replacement
The standard thickness when new the front rotors are 28mm or 1.102 in. The minimum thickness before or after machining is 25.0mm or .983 in. This means you cannot take off more than about 3mm or .10 in if the...
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If I replace the timing belt and all the components (including seals) how much is labor. Should I replace everything?
Billing question is sent to CS for the cost to replace the timing belt, components, and seals, on a 2004 Toyota Highlander.
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passenger side engine motor mount
Motor mounts are evaluated by on the basis of excessive engine movement on acceleration and also physical condition which would include rubber segments out of position, cracks, and deterioration, typically softening, due to engine oil contamination. In addition, some mounts...
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When I go turn my car off and pull out my key, everything shuts off and a few seconds later the radio turns on without the key.
Hi there. There is an issue with the ignition system in your vehicle. Check the wiring under the dash and see if any wires may have fell causing an to be stepped on or come in contact with other wiring....
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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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I have 2008 toyota highlander with vsc/trac off check engine light. I took to the shop and get the diagnostic. They are saying it
Hello - the first task is to determine what problem codes are causing the Check Engine light to be on. The VSC/Traction Control messages would be related to a wheel speed sensor, ABS module or brake light issue - not...
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What cause the water gets inside the front driver and passenger floor
Water intrusion can come from a number of places. If the water you see is actually coolant, it would have a sweet smell and more than likely be caused by a leaking heater core. The heater core is generally located...
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Why does my front blower motor not work on my 2013 Toyota Highlander
Hello. If the blower motor is not working it is typically caused by an issue with the resistor, though it can be the motor itself. I usually check to see if the motor is getting power. If it is getting...
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Can the air filters be blown out instead of replaced?
Hi There, In absolute desperate situations this can be done, however the caution is that when you do this, you are creating very small holes and weakening the paper element that makes up the filter. When the motor is running...
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My heater/air conditioner blows out hot and cold air appropriately, but makes a horrible grinding noise
This is a sign of a faulty blower motor. As you know, these have electric motors in them that wear out over time and will begin to make squeaking or grinding noises as the bearings begin to wear out. The...
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Car dies, check engine light with codes P0341 and P0346 (camshaft position sensor). Will not start until vehicle cools down.
Hi there. The codes p0341 and p0346 are both related to the camshaft position sensor and are showing that the sensor has lost communication to the computer. Click here for a diagnostic report and diagram about the camshaft position sensor...
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CV boot or full replacement of CV axle ?
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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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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Car Losses Power While Driving
Hi there. When the battery was tested, was the low cold cranking amps all that was reported? If the battery had a bad cell it can create the symptoms you described. An alternator, a slipping drive belt, or a failing...
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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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