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  2. retvethogrider

    Weird Stuff happening to our Venza.

    Good luck. Please let me know what you are able to find.
  3. Brian Eddie Garcia

    Weird Stuff happening to our Venza.

    Wow. This is our 3rd in 4 years. There must be a parasitic drain that’s intermittent. I’m hoping to find a Toyota tech that knows what it might be.
  4. Last week
  5. retvethogrider

    Weird Stuff happening to our Venza.

    We have a 2014 Venza Limited. Now on our third battery in less than 40,000 miles. Car is garaged every night.
  6. Hopefully I reach some Toyota Techs or experts here... It's been over a year now my wife's 2015 Venza XLE V6 had it's car battery dying now and then. And that's with a fresh battery from Toyota. My wife read several threads on possibilities but we still don't know what's up. It seemed to happen after the headlights were on (auto mode). It happened other times during the day as well. We turn the motor off by pushing the start button and we would here the bell chiming, which is not normal. Normally you just see the doors open symbol and there's no sounds when you leave the car. She took the car to the dealer who of course told her the battery tested bad. They gave her a new Toyota battery which didn't last long before the same things were happening. She'd have a dead battery often. I went ahead and bought a new battery last week and I ran a voltage check and alternator check. I found no significant drain on the battery and the alternator was putting out 13.8 volts. Today I drove her car and I got the chiming again when i was exiting the car. I've read forums with problems like the motorized hatch isn't closing all the way, the brake lights switch is bad, the FOB is low, etc. Near as I can tell it's not those things. I need help from anyone who has seen this kind of issue. I will check again for a Parasitic leak at the positive terminal. THANKS
  7. Brian Eddie Garcia

    Weird Stuff happening to our Venza.

    Hopefully I reach some Toyota Techs or experts here... It's been over a year now my wife's Venza XLE V6 had it's car battery dying now and then. And that's with a fresh battery from Toyota. My wife read several threads on possibilities but we still don't know what's up. It seemed to happen after the headlights were on (auto mode). It happened other times during the day as well. We turn the motor off by pushing the start button and we would here the bell chiming, which is not normal. Normally you just see the doors open symbol and there's no sounds when you leave the car. She took the car to the dealer who of course told her the battery tested bad. They gave her a new Toyota battery which didn't last long before the same things were happening. She'd have a dead battery often. I went ahead and bought a new battery last week and I ran a voltage check and alternator check. I found no significant drain on the battery and the alternator was putting out 13.8 volts. Today I drove her car and I got the chiming again when i was exiting the car. I've read forums with problems like the motorized hatch isn't closing all the way, the brake lights switch is bad, the FOB is low, etc. Near as I can tell it's not those things. I need help from anyone who has seen this kind of issue. I will check again for a Parasitic leak at the positive terminal. THANKS
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  9. Pharel Wiliams

    I need an advice

    Hi guys, I'm a new member. I want to buy a car via https://incacar.com/used/cars/toyota/camry/2018-Toyota-Camry-XSE-573523/ but I´m a bit worried about that, just if they are reliable. Is there someone who knows them, or bought a car from them? What do you think about that? Thanks for answers.
  10. ERRER

    Which Engine part?

    Hi, sorry for the newbie question, which engine part (fluid) is this? Tnx Matrix 2006 xrs
  11. Robert Tataseo

    Denson DW468100-0473 stereo 4 sale

    Toyota denson stereo for sienna 4sale $300.00 call Tom (803)338-7725
  12. John Bradford

    Toyota+Alexa Update

    Hi, Group. First post here, but searched the forums and didn't find anything. I received an email that my 2018 Sienna is now eligible for the ApplePlay/Amazon Alexa update. Has anyone been through the update yet? If so, how long did it take and was there a charge for the update? The initial announcement was vague on both pieces. Also, what is your initial opinion of the new functionality? Thanks. JHB
  13. Kenneth P Siverson

    XSE Wheels

    Does anyone know, can the wheels on the 2019 Avalon XSE be put on a 2019 Avalon Hybrid XSE? Does it affect the cooling on the brakes, or anything? Thanks
  14. Dougster01

    2019 rav4 hybrid Hi.

    Welcome on board! Wow, you’ve had 2 RAV4’s stolen! 3rd time has to be the charm. Good luck, and welcome again!
  15. Dougster01

    2006 Highlander Hybrid no heat???

    BTW, I also have a 06 Highlander Hybrid. It’s been a great SUV. I have about 160K miles on it. Still provides very good gas mileage in town, but I no longer hit 32mpg for extensive city driving. It has dropped to 30-31mpg. Only gets 28 mpg on the interstate at 65-70mpg. I had the spark plugs changed recently, but no change.
  16. Dougster01

    White smoke coming from Muffler

    Laureen, It was a good call to turn back as a precautionary measure. It could be a number of things. Did you recently fill up with gas? It may the fuel. Or it may be coolant seeping in the head thus mixing with fuel. If this were the case, the RAV4 would be running very rough. When you checked the oil, did you notice any frothing or bubbling on the dip stick? At this time, is it running smoothly or roughly at idle? Is there any moisture coming out of the tailpipe when it is running now? It may have been none of the above and it could have been something as off the wall as water in your tailpipe and or muffler from driving in deep water from heavy rain.
  17. Laureen Robichaud

    White smoke coming from Muffler

    Hi. I just purchased a pre-owned certified Toyota Rav4 last Monday. It worked fine all week and today I decided to drive out of town on the highway. I had it on cruise control and suddenly I noticed the white smoke coming out from the muffler. I pulled to the side of the road and turned off the engine. No lights came on in the dash. We checked the oil and found the oil was higher then the 2nd mark for normal oil. I called my local toyota and they were closing soon and all booked up so could not take me. I revved the engine and the smoke got less. I turned back to head back home as felt it was not wise to go to my destination and when I climbed this steep hill again on acceleration this time not on cruise control it created another big puff of white smoke and then after that it did not do it again. I went as high as 120km and it still did not smoke like it had done earlier. I am going to Toyota early this week anyone have an idea what could have been the cause??? Anyone ever had this experience? Oh another thing when I had shut down the engine after the smoking I could hear the muffler sizzling or crackling. Also there was like some black stuff on the muffler and I wiped it off after it cooled down and it smelled more like oil than gas.
  18. my 3rd rav 4. .#1and 2 were stolen . hope this one will stay with me longer ..
  19. Imie Salcedo

    Toyota shutdown

    I have 2002 Camry V SERIES with automatic transmission and 204k miles. When I run camry in the morning, it runs normal for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, when temperature gauge is at middle, car runs normal in all gears. However, at stop light car hesitates when car has run for 30 min and finally car shuts down. When I restart hot car, check engine light shows and engine kicks but does not start at all. I wait for 4 hours and let it "cool down" and car starts and runs normal. When car is cold all gear works normal. No gear shifting issue or noise. When hot, no gear noise but car become hesitant to start at stop light and stops all together with check engine light. This car was not used for about 3 months but ran fine. This camry has many replaced parts (new PCV valve, cleaned throttle body, new distributor cap+spark plugs+distrib cables, newer timing belt+oil pump, new radiator, fuel pump, barke, battery). Most parts changes in last year or so and no pproblem until now. Transmission oil level is normal when car running in park on level ground and transmission oil looks norma (no burnt smell and pinkish) Is it transmission issue or engine/engine control issue? How do I diagnose the problem and fix it? Thanks in advance for your help. I am newbie but enthusiastic and will try suggestions. Thanks, Ben
  20. Picked up my first Toyota a couple months ago, 1990 Camry with the 4 banger 5 speed. Engine is running good as far as I can tell, theres some noises under the hood, synchros are going out, cv axles clattering away so I've been babying it. I've been wanting a similar year accord(93) but this car has been keeping me entertained so far. Going to get some axles so she dont die on me, I was hoping to let it go until I can swap the motor but I don't think itll make it. Found someone with a 3sge in pieces, says it's all there. With wiring harness, no ecu. I dont know how deep yall get into old models and swaps on this site but that's where I'm at. If anybody knows anyone give me a holler. Thanks.
  21. Maehara Kazuhiro

    How to upgrade LED for my camry 2016 like Corolla

    You may change LED headlight bulbs for your car by yourself. Get a pair of LED bulbs in bargain from eBay or Amazon will cost you about $20 each pair.
  22. ToyoPro

    So... found a way to get a free carfax.

    Link doesn't work
  23. Matthew Boehnlein

    Free 07 prius

    Hello everyone, I have the opportunity to be gifted an 07 Prius gen 2 with 144,191 miles. It is in need of a new exhaust, due to the catilitic converter issue, tires, and possibly brakes and rotors. It has it's original battery that reads a 7. Not really sure what that means. This is the information I have. I'd like to hear opinions on weather I should commit. Thanks all.
  24. xrobwx

    2006 Six Cylinder Engine running rough

    I know this is an old post but for the future: I had a 1999 Tacoma V6 4x4 and it would start to run "rough" like described above, I'd run the injector cleaner through it. I'd let the gas get about 1/4 of a tank, then pour in a whole bottle (Lucas brand) and then let the tank get almost empty. Sometimes I'd do this twice and it would clear it up pretty quick. One time I had a fuel filter full of dirt as I was an avid offroader.
  25. I have a 2015 sienna limited Awd. Openning the doors are fine. But when I try to close the driver side sliding door it just two beeps but won't close. Any idea? Thanks
  26. Hello, I have a 2019 Highlander XLE and I use Bluetooth audio to play music from my iPhone. One thing that annoys me is that when the navigation system provides instructions, the music audio is now lowered or muted so that I can completely hear the instructions. Yes, I have set the navigation voice to maximum but by not lowering/muting the current music/audio volume, it's not enough. I have really, really lower my music volume when using the navigation and that bothers me. I am truly surprised by this because in other automobiles I've had or used, when the navigation system speaks, the music/current audio is always muted or significantly lowered. Is it because of the Bluetooth connection or is there something I can do to resolve? Thanks!
  27. I just received a 2006 Toyota Avalon XLS as a gift from my uncle but want to find out how often should I be changing the oil and oil/filter considering that I only drive the vehicle once a month about 50-70KM/month. Will twice a year be sufficient in changing the oil or perhaps more often that this. Thanks in advance.
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