Since last week, as I have been going over speed bumps, I hear a sort of clunk/creak coming from the rear part of my car. I took it to the shop and they said I need new quick struts, sway bar bushing kit (rear), and sway bar link (rear). This (plus labor and wheel alignment) costs $2000 so I wanted to see if anyone has had a similar issue and knows if this is an urgent matter or more of a touch-up type of repair.
My wife took her GX 460 in for the 30,000 mile service. We have about seven months left on the lease, and they told her that she needs all new tires, new brake pads, and new rotors. Total price tag comes in at about $2700.
I don’t know what kind of “butter” tires they put on these vehicles, but 30,000 miles is ridiculously low for needing a complete new set (in my opinion). I’ve owned a lot of vehicles, and 50,000 to 60,000 miles is more in line with my expectations for new tires. And that’s about what I replace mine at, and my wife and I drive in pretty much the same locations and conditions.
As far as the brakes go, well OK, I can understand that. Maybe she’s a little heavy on the brake. What I don’t get is the rotors. She always gets her service done at the dealership, and why they couldn’t tell her that her brakes were low before they started digging into the rotors is beyond me. Sounds like they could’ve caught it at the 25,000 mile service and saved me several hundred dollars on that front.
I mean isn’t the whole point of a lease to turn it in before you have to start shelling out for maintenance expenses like this? We’ve had the vehicle for about 29 months, so it’s basically like you need to set aside an extra $100 a month to pay for the extra maintenance expenses before you even turn the vehicle in.
Needless to say, I will get the tires and brake work done for about half the price at a local shop. They won’t be the premium tires that they are wanting to put on at the dealership, but frankly I don’t care because in a few months it’ll be somebody else’s vehicle.
Disappointed. Rant over.
The engine light and traction control light went on simultaneously. They stayed on for about 2 hours (I stopped and started a couple of times), then they went off.
I took it to a Toyota dealer (after the lights went off by themselves) who confirmed that the engine light and traction control lights had been triggered, but they couldn't diagnose a problem. So, they suggested watching to see if it happened again. The lights went on again yesterday, then off. They are on again today.
Any idea what's happening?
Hi guys, part of the maintenance I need to do is covered in the DI section of the shop manual. However my manual (.pdf) seems to be missing that chapter. That chapter documents the transfer case.
Thanks kindly for any help with that?
-> I tried polishing them already. well it looks like only the right side is still white-ish, while the other side has been quite oxidized (dark appearance). I could see it is actually white light during night time outside the vehicle. But it seems a bit yellowish once you are inside and take it for few rounds. As you mentioned, I used plastic polish.
-> When I bought off the car, it wasn't originally came pre-installed within. I had to install it by ourselves. Went to independent CNG workshop and have it installed.around $1068 including labor. came with 1 year kit warranty. To be honest, you could see many taxis, even private cars using CNG considering the hikes on gasoline right now here (gas price is updated weekly on Wednesday here.
-> Guess I mistook AWD -> 4WD. Mine's AWD then. Transmission is U140F.
-> i had it taken to workshop once, was told by the mechanic power steering fluid..which was due to my failing return hose. not sure about leaks. But right now I do have to check the ATF level i.e every 2 weeks or so, topup about 1.8-2 liters (2.1 quarts in US standard). Weird enough, couldn't locate any ATF dripping. Or did it travel somewhere else ? Or this is normal actually ?
Oh I'll be sure to clean her throughly before letting her sleep in my mechanic workshops. Planned to have major service on her (leaks, drippings, airflow sensors, etc) as well as have her mount struts changed if required. althought I recenty finished cleaning the throttle body by myself.
P.S the IACV screws were hard to come off. Untill now I still haven't been able to open them. Seems legit enough for such factory locked screws