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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Sienna
The 2012 Toyota Sienna is one of the most innovative and luxurious minivans on the market today. Not only has Toyota increased its size to better compete with the Dodge Grand Caravan and...
2012 Toyota Sienna vs. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan: Which One Should I Buy?
The battle of the minivans: Toyota Sienna versus the Dodge Grand Caravan. Both of these comfy people-movers provide options galore, and the minivan is meant to get everyone where they need to go safely and quickly, at a...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Massage Therapist
If you're a massage therapist, one of the cornerstones of your business has to be that you don’t keep your clients waiting. That means you need a vehicle that’s reliable. You...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have Limited Mobility
When you have limited mobility there are a number of challenges you face, one of these can be with your vehicle. Finding a car that meets your specific needs, and addressing your challenges can...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Interior Designer
As an interior designer, you need to transport a great many different items, including fabric, paint and wallpaper samples and sometimes even furniture items. You probably don’t handle overly large loads very...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Rainy Area
When considering purchasing a used car, you have a lot of decisions to make. You need to consider price, size, gas mileage, how much cargo space you need, and of course...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Tropical Climate
If you live in a tropical climate, most of your vehicle purchasing concerns will be essentially the same as if you lived anywhere else – you want a car that looks...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're in a Wheelchair
Being in a wheelchair means you have a very specific list of demands, and requests for your vehicle. The main focus is of course how you will get in and out...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have Kids
Once you have kids, the kind of car you have becomes very important. Suddenly, the amount of space, entertainment features, reliability, safety, and easy to clean interior become the top...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Caterer
If you are in the catering business, you need a reliable vehicle that will provide you with what you need to transport your food, linens, and other supplies. Generally speaking, you're better off...

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Hi, i parked my car at airport and when my freind tried to start after some days it wont start. The temparature went below -40 we
Hi there. Although extreme cold can cause fuel systems to freeze up, a hard to start problem can be caused by more than 30 individual components in the fuel and ignition system. In order to get an engine running, it...
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Water pump failure....how could it have been prevented? 2004 Toyota Sienna
Hi there - it is hard to know what damage may have been done to your engine if it was operated in an overheated condition for 5 minutes. A blown headgasket is a likely result, in addition to the failing...
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defroster I ssue
Hi there. It sounds like you have a servo failing in the heat/ac system. These servos control airflow throughout the system; vent selection, temperature selection, and fresh/recirculate air. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing...
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Can/should passenger side airbags ever deploy without having driver airbags deploy?
I believe that if the passenger air bag deploys the driver side air bag should also deploy. If the air bag that deployed was a passenger 'side' air bag (meaning an airbag located in the seat as opposed to the...
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Heater and transmission fluid
The cabin heating system and the automatic transmission have no connection. Faults in one do not affect the other. The transmission fluid leak is possibly in the tubing and/or rubber hoses through which transmission fluid flows to the radiator and...
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Hi Ben, there was no leakage before I went for an oil change. The service center replace a nut at the oil pan and its leaking oil
If you went to a service center, in all probability the work that they performed is covered under a warranty of some sort. Additionally, if you paid by credit card, for sure you are covered if you have encountered a...
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Thrust angle alignment
A thrust angle alignment, which I will explain momentarily, is a mundane, routine alignment procedure which is in fact performed every time a vehicle has a 4 wheel alignment. A quick digression though: I am surprised to hear that it...
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Wheel play
Hopefully, the axle nut was properly torqued, using a torque wrench set to Factory Service Manual specifications. That step is very critical to ensuring maximum service life on replacement wheel bearings once installed. If the axle nut was properly installed...
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Permanent DTC?
Hi there. It is possible that the 09 Sienna may have permanent codes. If it does, this is only for informational purposes for a qualified technician. These codes will clear themselves once a specified number of drive cycles without the...
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Vibration when driving my car at high speeds
Hi There, Shaking at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end or failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are...
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CAR DOES NOT START AFTER CHANGE OF CYLINDER HEAD GASKET.
Hi there. Unfortunately, there are multiple components that could cause your Toyota Sienna to not start; especially after an overheating issue. You might be better served to consult with a local mechanic that can come to your location and complete...
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Had brake pads replaced and because of new screeching sound they replaced them 2 times and same noises
The brake pads that were installed the first time should of been installed with new or resurfaced rotors. Most noises are from uneven surfaces in the rotor and pads that do not match up causing a squeal or grind noise....
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how far can you drive your vehicle on empty
There really is no way to give an accurate answer to your question. Each vehicle, even different vehicles of the same type, can use fuel differently. It will also depend on the habits of the driver, quality of fuel being...
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Why would my brake light bulb not come out of a 2008 Toyota Sienna? It's stuck..
If you are having problems with the light socket not coming out of the light housing then you must have a melted connector and it has basically welted itself in to the husing. If you cannot get out the socket...
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The check engine sign does not come up and car does not start. what is the cause please?
Hello there. If your Toyota experienced an overheating problem and the head gasket was replaced, there could be multiple electrical sensors or systems that are not causing the car to start. It's best to have a professional mobile mechanic come...
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Changing tailight/brake light double filament bulb on 08 sienna. Bulb is stuck in socket. Bad. Can't pull it out. Any ideas?
If the bulbs are stuck in the sockets then the sockets most likely got overheated from the bulbs and deformed the socket. You will need to replace the sockets and the bulbs.
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Is it time to replace the timing belt?
The reason a time interval is stated alongside a mileage interval is because the rubber component of the timing belt deteriorates with age regardless of whether the belt is used or not. In fact, in a recent case I dealt...
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no crank no start
Unfortunately, without being there to inspect your car, we'd be pulling straws as well. There are a few things that could cause this problem. In general, when you can crank the engine over but it won't start, it will typically...
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I can get the car to unlock when I click the button and when I try the key in the door, it groans and doesn't move.
The door locks on a vehicle will unlock with a voltage above 5 volts. The groaning sound that you are hearing is the door lock actuators trying to operate as you move the door lock cylinder manually. Try starting the...
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Engine noise 2012 Toyota Sienna
Hi there - when the oil is changed, the first start-up afterward causes a real surge in oil pressure, enough so that the oil pressure relief valve is activated, and sticks open. (This is nothing the oil change people did...

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