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Car RPM reaches 3000 before speed gets to 60km/hr

I use a Toyota highlander 2003 model, The RPM is moved higher than normal to attain good car speed. What seems to be the problem? It wasn't so formally. Preciously, with steady 2000 RPM the car speed ...
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2015 Highlander exhaust smoke on startup

I changed to oil in my 2015 Highlander and got about a quart out. Added the specified amount back in and started it up. It rattle a bit, but then settled to an idle. After sitting for a few hours ...
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Vehicle not doing slow running

My highlander 2004 slow run is fine before taking for repair on the vvti cam shaft replacement.this was meant to correct the rattling or knocking sound from the engine v6. Firstly the mechanic ...
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Replace 2003 Highlander engine w/Avalon or Camry?

I have a 2003 Toyota Highlander, 3.0L V6, FWD, mfr 12/02, with a blown engine. My local salvage yard sold me a 2002 Avalon engine that "is exactly the same except the intake manifold". I took the ...
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The brake pedal goes down to the floor after replacing the rear rotors and pads on my 2010 highlander

I have replaced rear brake pads and rotors on my 2010 highlander and right after I went to take the car for the test drive the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. There is no leak anywhere. I ...
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2008 Highlander - need fix for rear window lift brackets

The rear window on the Highlander lifts up like a hatch back. Toyota bungled the design of the brackets that hold the pneumatic assist onto the window. Basically the brackets attach to the window with ...
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Reduction in radiator water level

I just bought a 2nd hand 2005 Toyota Highlander and after taken it on a short trip, I discovered the radiator water level had gone down significantly. What could be the problem?
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Toyota Highlander 2015 rattle sound at (cold) start

I just noticed a rattle/humming sound when starting my 2015 Toyota Highlander. It happened 3 times, all in the last week or so. It could be cold-related (around freezing temps). It sounds like some ...
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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid leaking at transmission seal -

Our 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a leak that the local Toyota dealer (in Spokane) says is at the silicone transmission seal. The shop manager indicated that they have never seen this before and ...
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Burning a lot of oil. Need tips to reduce!

I have a 2002 Toyota Highlander V6 4wd with 165,000 miles. And right now I am burning a lot of oil. About 1 quart per 300-500 miles (under normal use). Going on long trips burns an excessive amount ...
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What extra wiring connectors are in the back? 2006 Highlander Hybrid

Today I installed a towing cable harness in my 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and I had a bit of difficulty at first because the correct connector was somewhat hidden (wrapped up in protective material)...
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Single click sound when braking. Sounds like it's coming from the front left. 2009 Toyota Highlander

Braking otherwise works fine, but I hear the click everytime I push the petal. I don't hear it if I'm in a stopped position and pump the breaks.
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2007 Toyota Highlander GPS Navigation map no longer works

My 2007 Toyota Highlander gets the message "External system is not connected" when I push the "map" button. All other feature work on the counsel except for the gps navigation. I left the windows ...
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Maintenance Light Reset on Toyota 2015 Highlander

I recently changed my own oil and oil filter, successfully. I have a 2015 Toyota Highlander. I need to reset that annoying little maintenance light. This is the light that comes on after a preset ...
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Over filled oil, drained excessive oil. But now has lost power and sputters. How to fix?

Toyota Highlander year 2000 Someone ended up putting maybe 3 quarts to much oil. Instantly blowed smoke out the back. And i drove it about a mile because of power loss. The mechanic said it was ok to ...
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Highlander Hybrid losing oil/coolant

I've received a variety of opinions regarding what may actually be wrong with my car. Here is the story so far... Sep. 2016: ~96k miles: Bought 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid from dealership. One ...
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Can you replace a Toyota Highlander Engine with a Nissan Xterra Engine?

Please forgive my ignorance. I have a 2003 Toyota Highlander which has a blown engine. I also have an 2002 Nissan Xterra that is not in as good body or chassis condition as the Highlander. I would ...
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2013 Toyota Highlander Snow Tires/wheels work on 2016 XLE?

We have snow tires/alloy rims for our 2013 Toyota Highlander. We're thinking of upgrading to the 2016 XLE Highlander and am wondering if we can use the same snow tires/wheels. Does anyone know?
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Door lock cover on Toyota Highlander

I have a 2010 Toyota Highlander that is missing the cover to the lock on the drivers door. Can anybody tell me the name of the part so I can find a replacement? The dealership wanted $50+ for parts ...
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Installing a Camry engine in a Highlander

Recently bough a Toyota Highlander v6 3.0 4wd, it has an engine knock. I was wondering if I could use a Toyota Camry's engine instead of buying a new one for the Highlander. If I do this, what will be ...