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Toyota Sienna Care & Maintenance



  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,426
    I don't think you can turn the radio off, but you can listen to a different program up front while the kids watch a DVD - with headphones.
  • pjksrpjksr Posts: 111
    Hopefully, you've fixed this by now...

    My 2002 Sienna intermittently had this problem. The cause may be your Idle Air Control Valve (IAC). It's common, if you Google.

    I used some Seafoam "Deep Creep" to clean, loosen and lube my IAC valve, and the problem has disappeared (it's going on about 2 months now)... Let me know if you need more info.

  • mikebalmikebal Posts: 8
    Hi, Can anyone suggest where I can order a repair manual for my 2005 Sienna? Thanks in advance, Mike
  • snavasnava Posts: 1
    2002 Sienna Symphony. Tire Pressure check light was up. Took it to a gas station and adjusted the tire pressure and reset the "tire pressure" warning button.

    I started the car but it stops right away when I take my leg off the gas pedal (idling??). Towed the car to the Toyota Dealer. They called me after 5 hours and said they could not reproduce the problem and computer diags do not show any issues.

    I am afraid to drive this on the HWY just in case it stalls on me while I break or something. Have anyone experienced this problem before? Should the Toyota mechanic look into this more rather than relying on the computer diags?
  • nananomnananom Posts: 11
    On my 04 Sienna,which I hadly drive,is it ok to change oil after about seven months,the time it takes to drive 3000 miles?
  • lxpatellxpatel Posts: 34
    i have 07 sienna XLE Limited FWD with all options, the NEW 3.5L engine, a friend of mine has 06 XLE with similar option, with the old 3.3L engine, I for some reason seem to hear more grunt or noisier engine compared to my friends 3.3L, has anyone heard this?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That's fine, the normal interval is actually 5000 miles, but due to the length of time I'd stick with your plan.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It's not just your impression, the new engine is louder. For starters, it uses a timing chain instead of a timing belt.

    However, Toyota added more sound insulation in the firewall and under the doors. I have a PDF that even shows where they did this.
  • hum3hum3 Posts: 19
    Just bought an 07 LE, the hatch seems very hard to open and close for my wife and kids, it is just us, and is there anything to do about it?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Keep in mind the LE models have an electric close-assist latch, so press the button to release the lock and wait a second before you lift it so it can let go.

    To close, just drop the hatch. The electric latch will close it, so you don't have to slam it.

    CE models do not have this, those have regular manual latches.
  • hum3hum3 Posts: 19
    Thanks, it just seems that it's hard to pull it down enough to get to the point where it closes. And when opening, even after the lock is opened it seems a little hard to pull it up. The kids are especially having a time with it, but on my caravan they did just fine.
  • ckcarpriceckcarprice Posts: 26
    Anyone have experience on Vehicle Service Agreement offered
    by Toyota, called PLATINUM PLAN? I have the link bellow.

    Does anyone have price with zero deductible for 7 year plan?
    Dealers are offering when you buy a new vehicle. Plan
    activates after your 3yrs/36k warranty expires. Per dealer there is no paperwork involved.
  • hum3hum3 Posts: 19
    Look at SiennaClub forums they have dealers to sell for about $900 or so.
  • do you remember which topic in siennaclub?
  • caravan2caravan2 Posts: 198
    ODY care and maint. is active. I don't see many problems posted here. Does this means Ody and more problems then Siennas?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Could be. I wouldn't read too far into that, though.

    Mine was delivered with no antennae at all, and a small hole in the passenger side sun visor.

    No major problems, though, plus those were fixed.
  • caravan2caravan2 Posts: 198
    I also noted that Sienna has 55 members and Ody has 140+ members.
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    I have tried removing the two bolts that hold the lens and am afraid that I will break the outside taillight lens on my Daughter in laws 01 Sienna. The tailight is burned out. I even went to the Toyota dealers to find out how to change this bulb. They were no help. Does anyone know how to remove this outside ( not in the tailgate) lens? The owners manual is missing so don't tell me to look there.
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    This is a really great forum. I posted a request for information eight days ago and have yet to get an answer.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Sarcasm isn't going to help.

    You gotta remember what these are - minivans. You're not getting the typical Fix-it-yourself owners that change their own burned out light bulbs. I bet 95% of Sienna owners go to a dealer to do that.

    Not to mention it's not like a lot of bulbs have burned out given this model has only been out since 2004 (about 3-4 years). Most bulbs last much longer, more like 10 years. So we haven't even reached a point where many owners have had bulbs burn out.

    I changed the bulbs on my Forester (after 9 years) and on my sister's Forester (5 years for hers, short lifespan). Mine were accessible from an access panel inside the car.

    Hers puzzled me. You had to remove the whole assembly, just like you mention above. I recall removing 2 screws, then tilting it and pulling it out, basically. I was gentle so I didn't break anything. It felt like there were more screws holding it in place, but it was just 2 rubber plugs that sort of held it in place, and those 2 screws.

    I bet your Sienna is like that.

    If you figure it out, please share and take pics to help others. That's the whole idea - we all contribute, so it benefits the next person that runs across that problem.

    In other words, if you want a great forum, contribute your knowledge. I'm totally serious.
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