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  1. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Who lives in extreme heat? I do. As in no snow, little rain, and a lot of days over 95F and many days over 100-110F. And if you do have a 2nd gen Sienna with a lot of driving in high temperatures, do you tow or not. How many miles do you have? Do you change or service your ATF? How many miles...
  2. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Hello everyone, After rebuilding the transmission in Sienna 08 weird sound comes from the torque converter area, during the shift changes. I've recorded the video: There are new seals, pistons, oil, some other small parts. Also torque converter has been regenerated/refurbished in the...
  3. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    My transmission (Sienna 2004) is acting a little strange lately (277k miles.. I had it done at a dealership about 50k ago, after I first got the vehicle), so my best bet is to have a transmission fluid drain and fill done. I have 2 left hands when it comes to DIY and cars, so I want to have it...
  4. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 3)
    Hello all. My Sienna has about 100,000 miles on it and I have had no problems with it. Recently the engine and slip control warning lights came on. They do not always stay on however. The only thing I notice when they are on is that I feel the a light "thump" when shifting the transmission from...
  5. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 1)
    Hi I have 2003 Toyota Sienna with VVTi 1MZ-FE engine and A541E transmission. If I replace the transmission from junkyard, would it be a simple plug and play or do I need to do any computer or software update or adjust?
  6. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Hi, long time viewer, new poster here. I have a 2010 Sienna, FWD, 141k. Vehicle has been maintained throughout its life. Recently when I was driving it on the interstate it started having driving issues. When starting from a dead stop it shifts up from first, second and then the engine overrevs...
  7. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Today I drove to town, all was normal but when leaving the stoplight the engine wasn't engaged to the wheels. I placed it in park and heard a grinding noise like gears coming to a stop. Vehicle would not move in any gear/direction on its own power. I ran the OBD and got a P0500 code - Vehicle...
  8. General Discussion (Gen 2)
    hi I work with a local mechanic with my Sienna, apparently tranny broke... Engine works If I shift to R, whines, and does not move If I shift to D, D4,D3 etc, whines, and does not move Engine and VSC light comes on, and the BT scanner says P500 Vehicle speed sensor, (I can reset it, but it...
  9. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Hey folks great to be here! I’m completely new here and hoping for a rescue by way of your input! My ‘06 just started to shift sluggishly into 3rd while up shifting; I haven’t witnessed it myself yet my wife called me about it (I’m out of town) and explained the symptoms she sees. Any ideas...
  10. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    It started a few months ago. Check engine light, VSC, Trac off light. N and D lights turn on at the same time when in drive. After several thousand kilometers, the car shifts and drives exactly the same as before (there is maybe a small jolt when shifting from N to D, but it might have been...
  11. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Hello folks, Transfer case recently failed on my 2005 sienna w/ 225k. Seems like its replaceable without pulling the tranny with some hacksaw and long extension work from what I can find. Any advice it appreciated on that matter. Mostly looking for anyone that has had success with rebuilt...
  12. Anything Sienna
    I just got a 2017, but I don’t have the same issues as these folks in thr. Sure it shifts early to save gas but all newer Toyota’s do that. Wondering if it’s worth to take in for an ECU reset or update anyway...
  13. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    We have a 2006 Toyota Sienna with 175000 miles on it. At the end of last week, it failed at the end of a road trip and needed to get towed to a shop. The diagnosis is that the transfer case needs replacement. Our mechanic (who I trust) has suggested that we replace the transmission at the same...
  14. General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Has Toyota seemed to work out the issues with their transmission for the 2020 owners? Still some things lingering that would cause you to not purchase this vehicle, but wait for the eCVT in the 2021 Sienna?
  15. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Hi all, okay so I've owned our Siennas for two years now, and I've never noticed this before. This evening I was checking the mileage on our 2008 AWD, and the garage was quiet enough that I heard this buzzing noise with the ignition on. Curious, I grabbed a piece of hose and hunted all over...
  16. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Driving a 2008 Sienna CE. Has 116,000 miles on it. This transmissions was rebuilt by a shop around 70,000 miles before I bought the van. I was told the transmission had a failure where it wasn't downshifting correctly and that damaged the transmission therefore the need for the repair. If I...
  17. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Hello, have a 2006 Sienna CE, 203k, maintained regularly at the Toyota dealer (competitive pricing) including tranny oil changes etc. Anyways, the transmission is delaying shifts from 1st to 2nd, then sometimes from 2nd to 3rd. Especially noticeable when it’s hot out or when loaded with...
  18. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Hello! Transmission went out suddenly on my 2010 XLE AWD the other day. (at 93K miles ??) Limped it to the shop in 2nd gear. I have a used transmission sourced (w/ 58K miles on it) that the shop is going to install. My question is - what else should I have them do while the van is taken...
  19. General Discussion (Gen 3)
    New to the forums, sorry for asking questions that are probably addressed in various places. I have done some digging on the forums, but wanted to ask clarification - Do all 8 speed sienna transmissions (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) have the "issues" I see here (hard shifts, constant hunting for...
  20. Problems, Maintenance, and Repair (Gen 2)
    Can anyone share with me the instructions on removing and replacing the transmission on a 2010? Any special tricks or secrets? Special programming?
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