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The driver's side windshield works but the passenger wiper does not move, are these individual motors or are they connected by a common linkage?

The car started making a clicking sound when driving. When I stopped to see what the noise was I put it into park. When I put it back in gear (any gear) the car will not move. The revs drop as it goes from park to drive, it's in gear but won't move

No problems yet, just wondering what the recommended time to replace timing belt on my 2005 Toyota Highlandder.

Is my engine design Interference or Non-Interference? VVT-i 3.3L V6. 3MZ-FE.

having problem installing lens cover assembly on my 2007 Toyota...I unscrewed
the screws holding it onto car...seems to be another connector holding it in place
is it plastic? does it snap off? don't want to break anything... would appreciate
any help you are able to give..thank you Jackie

The water pump on my highlander needs to be replaced. What is a fair price to pay?

Only occasionally first thing in the morning without warmup there is a strong vibration apparently from rear of auto within the 1st 1/4 to 1/2 mile. It stops after that. It is, however becoming more and more frequent.
All fluides have recently been changed including tranny.

Where is and how do you replace PCV value on 2003 Highlander, 4 cylinder?

My 2003 Highander has started to jerk at various speeds. I have felt it as low as 35 mph and on the freeway at a steady speed of 65-70 and several times at speeds between. This happens under steady speeds and the car jerks as if it is an engine miss but definitely feels as if it is in the drive train, not a miss. I can drive for an 60+ miles and not have one episode, other times it happens 5-6 times in 20-30 miles. Always when hot so far. Is this something a simple filter and fluid change might help, other service? or transmission replacement likely needed?

When I apply the brakes, the steering wheel vibrates. Is this a brake issue or strut issue?

Out of the blue, my dashboard lights have gone haywire! When I turn on the headlights, the dashboard lights (including radio dial, clock) turn off. I checked the fuses, and they all seem fine. What could cause this mystery?

If you are replacing timing chain, water pump, and serpentine belt at the same time should labor hours be adjusted so as not to be charged double. For example you would be removing/replacing some of the same parts when completing these services.


The ac/heater control knob no longer operates the temperature in the vehicle. It remains at 82 degrees - the knob turns but does not regulate the temperature away from 82 degrees.

Do the engine coolant cleaners they sell e.g. really work or is a wasteof five bucks? Vehicle has 120k miles.

what will I be told to replace for water pump repacement

What type timing belt does this car have. Chain or belt

$1400 to replace a catalytic converter, does this seam reasonable?

I was decelerating and coming to stop on a very slight decline and the engine just suddenly shut off. I glanced at the dash and all the sensor indicator lights were on. I pulled over to the side and the engine started up again with no problem. This is the first time it has happened. I'm just paranoid that this could happen again while traveling on the freeway. Vehicle is well maintained with 144,000 miles.

My 02 higlander always shows code p 1351 when it is put in drive or reverse. Trac off and VSC light up on the dash and remain on until shut off.

When using either air conditioner or heater, it blows the right temperature for a while then turns either hot or cold depending upon which is being used. If you adjust the temp knob around, it will come back on correctly for a while and then do the same thing.

Is it safe to follow the guide below for overall maintenance or should I stick to the Toyota maintenance guide in my manual?

5k - Oil Change
5k - Rotate tires
30k - Air Filter
30k - Cabin Filter
When the brake pads need replacing - Brake Fluid
45k - Engine Coolant

I was advised from Toyota dealership to replace all 6 injectors on my car. I had engine and VSC sensors on, and a rough driving before diagnosys.

the CEL comes on only after I gas up. I installed a new Toyota gas cap. Still happens. Getting tired of resetting the computer. Ed

we drived the auto to shopping,after come back,we can't open the boot door.I checked the boot,no stuff block the door,then I push the boot then try to open,still not work.

Is the timing belt the same as a "chain belt"? The chain belt on my other Toyota's used to shut the car down and I once I had to call a wrecker to tow. My 2005 Highlander has approx 70,00 mi. Will I get a warning?
Also, automatic transmission occasionally jerks under some accelerating conditions.

Codes PO441 and PO446. Best guess as to repair cost. Recommended mechanics in my area. Thanks!!!

Recently, I noticed an odd situation with my AC -- when the dial for tempearture is rotated all the way for the coldest temperature, the air comes out HOT. If I rotate the dial "one click" clockwise, it comes out cold, but NOT as cold as it did before. What is wrong with the AC unit?

How much does it cost to have a timing belt replaced on a Toyota 2002 highlander in the Ohio Akron/Canton area?

Can't figure out our to release tension so I can peplace the serpentine belt