1999 Toyota Sienna Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Toyota Sienna

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1999 Toyota Sienna
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360
to $
680
1999 Toyota Sienna
$
638
to $
1,304
1999 Toyota Sienna
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263
to $
445
1999 Toyota Sienna
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104
to $
202
1999 Toyota Sienna
$
586
to $
978

1999 Toyota Sienna Problems

Problem With Door Mechanism in Electric Sliding Doors

Models with electric sliding doors can develop problems with the door mechanism. The cable in the door becomes frayed, which will damage the electric motor.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor

One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Low Engine RPM or Stalling on Cold Start

The 1998-2003 Toyota Sienna 3.0L V6 may start and stall, or start and run at very low engine speeds when the engine is cold. 

The issue is a failed or dirty idle air control valve. This valve is mounted under the throttle body, and modulates airflow to the engine under certain conditions. When the valve becomes dirty, or when the valve fails, proper airflow to the engine is not achieved. This results in start and stall, and low RPM.  

To correct the issues, the idle air control valve will need to be tested, and cleaned or replaced. 

To help decrease the frequency of this issue, change the air filter no less than once per year. 

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1999 Toyota Sienna Questions

Door handle on drivers side is breaking. (1 answer)

Can I switch the driver side to the passinger side? Are they the same?

My Check engine came On w cvs and Trac Control lights came On, Mechanic says o2 (1 answer)

Mechanic says 02 sensor needs to replaced.
How many 02 sensors are there in Toyota Sienna 2009
And what are the possibly that could be the problems?
It has 97k miles on it.
The codes that I found out was:
Po102
Po113
Po138
P2195
C1201
C1290

Any advice ?

Check engine light came on,oil was low, added oil, check engine light still on? (1 answer)

Engine doesn't sound any different, nothing different about my van, just the light came on.
Oil was very very low, added oil, cleaned air filter, but light is still on? Can I reset the light by pulling the fuse out and putting it back in?

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1999 Toyota Sienna Recalls

Toyota Recalls 1998–2010 Siennas Due to Problems with Spare Tire Carrier and Assembly Cable

Toyota is recalling 1998–2010 Sienna models manufactured or registered in twenty-two Eastern and Midwestern states because of problems with the spare tire carrier and assembly cable due to road salt corrosion. This may cause the spare tire assembly cable to break and the spare tire to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota will notify owners via letter with instructions on how to remedy the problem. For a list of the affected states, call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Recall 98E035000
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEMS USED ON 1998-1998 TOYOTA RAV4, AVALON, AND SIENNA MODEL VEHICLES DISTRIBUTED BY SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, INC. IN THE STATES OF ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. THE ALARM WIRING HARNESS PLUGS INTO THE VEHICLE'...
Dash Warning Lights And Ventilation System Controls Fail To Operate

Various electrical components such as the ventilation system controls, the dash warning lights may fail to operate properly, and the vehicle could run poorly and stall due to an electrical issue with the wiring to an add on alarm system. Dealers will inspect the date code on the security system wiring harness and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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1999 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Rated
based on 2 customer reviews
We bought ours new in '99, and it handled beautifully then. Now, not too bad. brakes are good, heating and AC good. No problems at all with exhaust and emissions. 2 coils went bad, caused hesitation on cold days, and it took a very long time (over a year) to diagnose by 2 different mechanics. The drivers side window motor needed replaced: about $300. The tailgate door opener/handle cost 30...
Had to have A/c system recharged at 70,000 miles, had problems with A/C again at 129,000. Still having problems at 188,000. Also have a slight oil leak now. Other than that its been a great running car. Would buy another one. Probably after 200,000 miles.

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