Toyota Sienna Forum - siennachat.com banner

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-18 of 163 Results
  1. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Has anyone ever had a timing belt failure in a sienna?
  2. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Good evening. I have just spent the last two days taking apart half the engine due to Toyota's brilliant engineers. They literally, I mean literally, designed the engine so we could not access the rear spark plugs. I also replaced the drive belt but now when I start it the vehicle smelled of...
  3. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 1)
    Hello, My middle row driver side bucket seat's pre-tensioner will not retract. This could be caused by a twisted seat belt. Is there a way to get it un-stuck without having to remove the panel to access the pre-tensioner? If I have to remove it, where can I find a repair manual for this...
  4. Anything Sienna
    Hello all! hope everyone is having a great day! This is my first post here. I recently bought a Toyota Sienna 2003 with 108k miles on it. I am planning on changing the timing belt. a) Does anyone know if the sienna's water pump is driven by the timing belt? b) Does the sienna have an...
  5. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Soooo.... replace the Alternator-A/C belt a week or so ago and the wife had been complaining that it still squealed like a banshee - and I've heard it a few times and it did! Checked belt tension, about 1/2 inch of flex -seemed about right. Decided to tighten up the tension bolt a bit more -...
  6. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    We had a bad compressor clutch, and the dealer did the repair. After they put the new clutch on, they attempted to run the AC, and the compressor would not turn. I didn't want a $2000 compressor for my 150K mi sienna, so i they agreed to pull the new clutch off for no charge. After they put...
  7. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    2004 Toyota Sienna LE, 115K (purchased at 60K, second owner) I'm new here as far as posts go, but I've lurked here many times in the past with great luck in finding everything I've needed without needing to ask questions. This time, however, I'd like some personal feedback, if you all don't...
  8. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    I think I have found the sound of the noise at start-up, but haven't found a thread about fixing. Is this a DIY job? I guess that belt does the alternator and the AC? So if it fails, you have what 5 minutes and the car dies. I can turn the AC off and the squeek stops at start up, but it...
  9. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 3)
    I have a 2013 Sienna, and my dog chewed the second row passanger seat belt off at the bottom. The seat belt needs to be replaced. I ordered the seatbelt and paid $200 for it. Toyota wants to charge another $200 to install it. Can anyone tell me how or even if I can do this myself?
  10. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 1)
    I've done 2 timimg belts with the engines out of vehicle and on a stand. Pretty easy compared to the rest of those projects. Today I am working on one of those vans. A rebuilt engine that now has about 12K mikes on it developed an oil leak in the front. The cause of the new leaking seals could...
  11. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Has anyone replaced the entire tensioner? This question was asked back in 2013 with no replies -- I thought to try again. The compressor bolts to the tensioner, and if the compressor has to be removed entirely the van heads to a mechanic to do it due to the AC involvement. I've isolated the belt...
  12. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    I have done many timing belts in the past on some Hondas, Volkswagens, Toyotas, and I currently done one on my own 2001 Toyota sienna ce v6 3.0L version. I got a good friend that needs a replacement for a 2006 Toyota sienna ce V6 3.3L version. That is over about 200K miles due date. I have all...
  13. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Hi I have a question. I did a couple of timing belts before on different vehicles some Toyotas Volkswagen, Hondas and a older 2001 Toyota sienna which I own a 2001 Toyota sienna ce v6. 3.0 L version. My friend has newer 06 Toyota sienna which needs a timing belt replacement over 120K plus. I...
  14. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 1)
    My daughter's 2002 has an ongoing problem with alternator belt life. She bought it used from a dealer a few years ago and the belt was too loose, so it failed on the first long trip with A/C on. I replaced it and it failed again a couple years later (worn out). I replaced it last year and it...
  15. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    I have a 04 XLE and I am having problems getting the new timing belt installed. It is a bando belt and it has 3 marks on it with the crank mark having 4 arrows pointing one direction, I assume I should point these clockwise. I marked the old belt and the marks on the new belt line up correctly...
  16. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 1)
    The car (2000 Sienna LE) turns over but won't start. I have a decent charge on the battery, I can also smell gas when after I've been turning it over for a bit. I recently changed out the plugs and wires using 1 to 4, 5 to 2 and 3 to 6 (1,3,5 being bank closes to bulkhead and 2,4,6 being...
  17. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    I recently changed out the plugs and wires using 1 to 4, 5 to 2 and 3 to 6 (1,3,5 being bank closes to bulkhead and 2,4,6 being closest to radiator). I also changed the timing belt which was syncing up when I would rotate it by hand. I noticed there are timing marks on the cover, does anyone...
  18. General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Just dropped off my 2006 sienna XLE at Greenbriar Priority Toyota. It has about 95k and figured now is a good time. There is a coupon on the site for a 6 cylinder Timing belt change for $179 Downfall is I went ahead and added the water pump which cost twice as much, if you were to buy it...
1-18 of 163 Results
Top