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HUMMING FROM FRONT OF CAR
Hi Arnie. Thanks for contacting us today. These Toyota Sienna's are notorious for having differential problems as you are describing. In fact, Toyota recommends replacing the fluid every 50,000 miles as preventative maintenance. The procedures for changing the differential oil...
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Sometimes my van makes a knocking sound when I turn and tonight following a heavy rain it felt weird when I turned
Hi Tracy. Thanks for contacting us today. In many instances, a knocking sound like you're describing is caused by a damaged tie rods, CV joints, ball joints or even sway bar bushings or links. The tire pressure is likely not...
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Do I need to remove lower radiator hose to replace main engine wiring harness on 2007 Sienna 3.5L?
Depending on which segment of the harness is replaced, it might be necessary to remove the plenum or upper intake and that would necessitate draining the coolant. Unless the vehicle was already suffering from an overheating condition when you delivered...
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Vehicle shakes during acceleration
Among the remaining possibilities are defective motor mounts, struts, and engine operating condition (the engine needs to be looked at with a scope under load and a compression test might be helpful, too). If there is no problem with the...
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Can 2006 Toyota Sienna radiator with plastic ends be replaced with an all meta version
There are no material or system incompatibilities at all due to the metal versus plastic. The anti-freeze itself has corrosion inhibitors to protect the radiator and all metal cooling system components. The best fit and function is always obtained using...
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Planning a 1200 mile road trip, Should I get an inspection before the trip?
Hi There, It depends on the maintenance history of the vehicle. If this is a vehicle that has been regularly maintained with relatively no issues, an inspection may not be necessary, however this is more of a judgement call. An...
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We have been told that our crankshaft housing is leaking oil on our 2011 Toyota Sienna. We already replaced the rear main seal.
Firstly, I have never heard of a crankshaft housing. Perhaps they were referring to the engine? The crankshaft is inside the engine and located on the bottom side of it. The pistons are all connected to the crankshaft and the...
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My toyota sienna 2008 went to a puddle of water and now it wont star the starter heat up a lot when i try to turn the car on
It's possible that water infiltrated ignition system components. Of course it is also possible that the no start and the incident with the puddle are just a coincidence. If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate...
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coolant low in my van
The coolant level is checked by looking at the plastic reservoir (overflow) tank. You should see a min. (minimum) and max. (maximum) levels marked on the reservoir. When the vehicle is stone cold, the level of coolant in the tank...
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My reservoir is empty every two days but my radiator is still full.what happens?
If you have to keep adding coolant to the reservoir then you have a leak somewhere and would need to have the cooling system pressure tested to locate the leak. If there is no leak externally then you may have...
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Hi Dave, When turning the key to start the car, the starter sounds like it is spinning, but it makes a whining sound like it is n
I would first recommend to have the battery jump started first to see if problem is due to the battery being low on charge or cranking power. If jumping does not help then you most likely have a defective starter....
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when I turn left it makes a grinding scraping sound brakes are good but wheel wobbles up down
The problem is going to be in the hub bearings are worn out. This will cause the noise and tire wear on the inside. You should have the hub bearing replaced and also recommend having the other side replaced also...
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how much would it cost to fix water pump and replacements of the following: timing belt, drive belts (2 pcs), 3 seals, tensioners,
The services that you are requesting are all offered by YourMechanic. You can obtain a detailed written quote, and schedule the repairs to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s Services page. Once on the Services page, please click on...
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transmission speed sensor A450E
It is possible that this sensor could be internal and may require disassembly and/Or removal of the transmission to replace it. You could try asking the same person who gave you the part number. You could also try a service...
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Power sliding door electrical line was cut. Needs replaced
If the motor functions properly and the only fault is damaged wiring, then only the wiring need be repaired. The cost to repair depends on exactly where the break is. If the wiring where the break has occurred is reasonably...
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I have a 2005 Toyota Sienna my problem is that i replaced the power steering pump and put new fluid. Now it's still hard to turn t
Hi Eddie. Thanks for contacting us today. Anytime you replace power steering components, the system needs to be correctly bled; just like the brakes. Power steering is a hydraulic system, the air bubbles will continue unless it's bled right. In...
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Where is the fuel pressure regulator on a 2004 toyota sienna ?
Hi Rick. The fuel pressure regulator on our 2004 Toyota Sienna should be located near the fuel tank, in the rear of the vehicle. It's a good idea to purchase or download a service and repair manual for your Toyota...
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Check Engine Sign flashing. Engine/Car shaking or vibrating when not moving.
Hi Kazi. Thanks for sending in your question today. Typically, when the check engine light or other warning light illuminates, it means the ECU or onboard computer has detected a mechanical or electrical fault from the engine, transmission or other...
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Do you offer rotor resurfacing service?
Hi Parth. Thanks for contacting us tonight. I've forwarded your inquiry to our sales and service department so they can clarify whether or not our mobile mechanics can have your rotors resurfaced. Generally speaking, we typically provide onsite services -...
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My Toyota Sienawas driving fine on the highway on 50mph but then it began slowing down. I checked and theres no transmission fluid
Hi Mariam. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It would be very difficult to speculate as to what's causing these issues, but the lack of transmission fluid has likely caused rather serious damage and possibly the source of your issue. It...

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