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Hey y'all,
So i was having a a beer last night with a buddy and he suggested i search for a forum like this with this 1 question.

What should i do about my busted Sienna?

So i have 2. One is a 2001 LE from New Hampshire and the second is a 2001 CE from Texas. The LE has a lot of rust damage (obviously being from the north) and recently cracked subframe which according to 3 mechanics said it wasnt worth the repair.

So i was thinking i could pull off as many parts as possible. But which ones? Exterior bulbs and covers, side mirrors, and interior stuff i can figure out. Im more concerned with under the hood. Now i have some tools but im no mechanic. So itll be a little tricky but im confident i can figure it out.

So ya, what should i pull off?

Thanks,
Yags
 

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Unless your forced to scrap it, don't remove any parts. Takes up the least space. You never know what will be needed.
If your forced to scrap it, disassembly is easy, storage is hard.
Easier just to buy a $100 sub frame from a junk yard and pray the bolts aren't seized.
Really easy if the break can be "welded?". Might have to find an older mechanic or bodyman. Younger mechanics only understand how to replace.
 

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Forced to scrap it because im being evicted and have untill the end of the month.
According to the mechanic the axel would have to get replaced as well because of the rust damage. You have to understand in new hampshire they use a lot of salt during the winter.
But ya what should i take off?
 

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Forced to scrap, being evicted... the axel would have to get replaced...salt during the winter.
But ya what should i take off?
Your in a predicament. Sell it. If it has lowish miles, runs good and isn't completely rotten someone will want it unless you start stealing parts off it. Mine needed rocker panels when I bought it. Better than keeping a pile of random parts you'll never need. Wisconsin uses a lot of salt too.
 

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An old thread, but...

Do you have the driver and passenger window/lock button trim pieces? I'm assuming yours are grey. Tan/brown is what I really want, but I could be talked into grey.
 

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How much do you want for both? Assuming the tabs and plastic flap things are all still intact. I've broken those on mine pulling the door panels off so many times. What color?
 

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What the screwdriver is removing in 3a. That pulls the switch assembly and trim off. Once removed the trim piece can be removed from the switch assembly. Where the screwdriver is prying up there is a spring tab dealio. At the opposite end there is a plastic piece that goes under the arm rest holding the rear in place. On mine the front tab and rear plastic piece are broke off (driver and passenger), so my switch/trim assembly just rests in the opening and is not secure in place.
 

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On mine the front tab and rear plastic piece are broke off
Turned out these weren't much better but maybe it suggest a fix. Extending the metal patch a bit further could replace the tab. Can't help you with the other end. You'll figure it out.

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I check eBay from time-to-time and often the ones available have the same issues. Thanks for checking!
 
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