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If you have ever replaced the windshield of any vehicle beware that the job done at even the most reputable auto glass shops is subject to failure as the polyurethane caulking used to seal the replacement windshield to the frame can fail if sufficient amount of sealant is not used or if the glass is not set in time, and this can result in water leakage that will get into the fuse box under the dash. If you ever develop electrical problems in a...

A knocking noise from the front end can be caused by cracked strut tower bushings.

A cracked or broken heater core outlet housing can cause a coolant leak near the bulkhead (firewall). Our technicians remind us that coolant leaks should be repaired in order to avoid overheating the engine due to coolant loss.

The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.

The audio system screen may freeze at times and clear when the ignition switch is cycled. Our technicians tell us a software upgrade is available which should correct this concern.

now this one is kinda tricky because ife you have had this car long enough to get it to this kind of high milage bolts tend to not wanna come out but the water pump is very easily accessed through the passager front wheel well. Take the tire off, remove the splash guards for the wheel well, now you will see the crank shaft pulley and to the left the pulley tentioner and to the right the water pump pulley (you will notice the water pump pulley ...

2001 up to 2007 modes: have experienced this problem with both of my rear O2 sensors where the nuts holding them in place had come loose and fallen off. Then while trying to accelerate, the extra pressure buildup in the exhaust system resulted in the O2 sensor popping out (about a year apart and not both at the same time) The solution is inexpensive as it will require a gasket and two 10mm nuts, but a hassle. Have the bolts holding the O2 sen...

The exhaust manifold commonly fails on the 5 cylinder engine and may develop an exhaust leak that is especially noticeable when the car is cold.

Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

One or more blend door vacuum actuators may fail resulting in the incorrect output temperature from the HVAC system. Failed actuators will require replacement to restore proper HVAC operation.

The car has difficulty starting when it has been sitting for a while. The fuel pump has been changed and it still seems like it isn't getting enough gas when trying to start it. I'll pump the gas pedal and eventually it'll fire but then it revs and sometime stalls so I'll have to try it again. Eventually it will rev from 1000rpms to 2000rpms and will eventually level off at the normal idle rate. Not sure what I can do to get this fixed. 2 ...

The abs module connector Is full of water for a little holes in the top of the Connector. I'm need replace module and connector because if fully corroded (pins and connector)

All 3 motor mounts are broken and repair is expected to be around $800.

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.

A squeaking/clicking noise from the rear of the vehicle may be coming from the rear springs. Our technicians tell us that a kit is available including spring tip liners and clinch clips.

A click sound may be noted when turning the steering wheel left or right. Our technicians tell us that the repair involves modifying the back cover of the steering wheel to gain clearance between the rotation parts.

An abnormal noise may develop when braking. Our technicians tell us that on vehicles with 16" wheels, revised front brake caliper support brackets are available, also rear brake pads are available to address noise concerns.

The leveling system air compressor head has a relief valve in it that corrodes and sticks over time. Each time the car is started, the compressor should cycle to pressurize the system and then the release pressure as needed to establish level. The condition becomes apparent when the rear of the car raises a little at a time until the air shocks are destroyed, requiring replacement of the rear shocks and the air compressor head. I have owned ...

One weak point of the Toyotas is the design of the front Stabilizer Arms. Good quality after market Stabilizer Arms are better than the Toyota OEM and will last longer if you can find one with grease fitting.

One vehicles equipped with power folding mirrors, the mirror may fold out past the standard position. Our technicians tell us that if this occurs a special procedure must be followed to relearn the correct mirror home position.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P1696. This fault code is for an internal powertrain control module (PCM) error. Reprogramming of the PCM will be necessary to correct this concern.

A defective driveshaft can cause a drone to be heard from the driveline area. The driveshaft should be replaced with a revised unit.

Sequoia 2001 up to 2007: design of the Sequoia rear door hatch is such that water and salt gets into the back door (lift gate), and will rust the metallic rear window rails (which are neither galvanized nor stainless steel). The result is that lift gate window will no longer operate. The solution is to lubricate the rails once a year. (Note that even the Krown Rust Proofing was not able to get to the rails) and it is required to remove the in...

Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.

CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.

A squeaking/clicking noise from the rear of the vehicle may be coming from the rear springs. Our technicians tell us that a kit is available including spring tip liners and clinch clips.

The automatic transmission my remain in the "default" mode after the engine is running with no fault codes stored. Our technicians tell us the updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software will be necessary to correct this concern.

The AirRide Compressor will fail to operate due to corrosion in wires due to infusion of salt and water in the junction box mounted on the inside of the right rear quarter panel behind the rear wheel. Wires need to be stripped back to clean and possibly extended and put back in a new junction box. Many wires very labor intensive. Estimate from dealer to repair was $600.

Liftgate would not operate with FOB or manually lifting the rear door handle. I could tell it wasn't electrical because I could hear the motor turning. I noticed that the lift arm was loose, and assumed it became disconnected from the motor actuator. When I removed the jack, I felt around in the bottom of the cavity and found the small bolt that came loose...lucky. Getting access to it where the 2 pieces connect was a little tricky, I didn'...