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Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-16-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Clutchless
I think you will have better chances of getting...

I think you will have better chances of getting responses to your questions by joining and posting them to the Toyotanation forum for the Highlander. They have a lot more do it yourself folks than...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-15-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 47,751
Posted By Clutchless
Now is a good time to replace the brake fluid. ...

Now is a good time to replace the brake fluid. If you want to replace the rear diff fluid, do it. It is an easy 20 minute do it yourself project. Get some Mobil 1 75w90 gear lube. Look here for...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-15-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Clutchless
If you want to learn how to do it yourself, look...

If you want to learn how to do it yourself, look here on the Toyota Highlander forum as it is a mechanical twin. They have instructions for serpentine belt replacement. ...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-14-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By Clutchless
Much of my front rotor rust was on the...

Much of my front rotor rust was on the ventilation section such that chunks of it were falling off the rotor. The thickness was probably okay, as was the brake pad contact area, but they were worried...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-13-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Clutchless
Take it back to the dealer as it is under...

Take it back to the dealer as it is under warranty. I did not hear anything.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-13-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Clutchless
A photo would be helpful. I think that fake...

A photo would be helpful. I think that fake leather also known as Nulux may have been a base option. I had it on my old CT200h and liked it. It did look and feel like vinyl. Note that all car...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-13-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By Clutchless
My rotors rusted to the point of needing...

My rotors rusted to the point of needing replacement at about 5 years but less than 40,000 miles. In Virginia we have annual safety inspections, after the second year when an inspector said I should...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-05-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Clutchless
I use a Mityvac to apply vacuum at the bleed...

I use a Mityvac to apply vacuum at the bleed valve to pull the fluid through the system. I had a Motive brake bleeder that applied pressure to the master cylinder but it would never maintain a...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-03-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,742
Posted By Clutchless
I think I used the filler for a couple of cracks...

I think I used the filler for a couple of cracks on the side bolsters, but would never use it on the ventilated section. Just follow their instructions and it will turn out just like the photos!
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-01-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By Clutchless
Could be as simple as bad tires causing the belts...

Could be as simple as bad tires causing the belts to pull the car to one side.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 04-24-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Clutchless
If it started with your new tires, then your new...

If it started with your new tires, then your new tires are defective. I had this issue on my old 2008 ES when I got some Yokohama tires. After a few weeks they were returned for Michelins and the...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-24-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Clutchless
Around 40,000 miles, but I did not take it to the...

Around 40,000 miles, but I did not take it to the dealer. I took it to a very good independent in the DC area, Curry's Auto Service as they are a certified Tire Rack installer and I have used them...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-24-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Clutchless
I do not know, but you may want to see what the...

I do not know, but you may want to see what the folks at www.toyotanation.com forum have to say. The Highlander is a twin to the RX.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-24-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Clutchless
You should hear screeching from the pad wear...

You should hear screeching from the pad wear indicators when they are a week or so away from hitting the rotors with the pad backing.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-24-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Clutchless
I am car sitting a 2003 Accord for the second...

I am car sitting a 2003 Accord for the second winter while my wife's friend volunteers in South Africa (I think as a way to get away from her husband). Last year I had to replace the battery as I was...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-24-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Clutchless
The brakes got some air in the fluid when I...

The brakes got some air in the fluid when I changed the pads/rotors, so it felt much better after bleeding. I got air out of the system. A year later when I got new tires and an alignment, I had...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-24-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Clutchless
I just did it with a one man vacuum pull bleeder...

I just did it with a one man vacuum pull bleeder from MityVac when I replaced the pads & rotors. I did follow the partial directions from a Motive brake bleeder I used to use to turn the ignition...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-24-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Clutchless
My 2010 needed rear pads at 35,000 but the fronts...

My 2010 needed rear pads at 35,000 but the fronts were fine! I got it used at 21,000 so do not know how the first owner drove it, but know it was city/urban.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-17-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Clutchless
Take it to an Advance Auto or similar to have it...

Take it to an Advance Auto or similar to have it scanned for codes, or take it to a shop. It could be many things.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-17-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,720
Posted By Clutchless
The usual pattern for this timing cover leak is...

The usual pattern for this timing cover leak is that it is a small volume leak, it is hard to detect, it only makes a small mess, which can be wiped up periodically if you keep an eye on it. I have...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-10-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 87,022
Posted By Clutchless
geoleo - welcome to the forum. Sound deadening...

geoleo - welcome to the forum. Sound deadening has been covered a few times. I did it on my vehicle. Here is a link, you can search for more
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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-30-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Clutchless
You need to review all the docs with the purchase...

You need to review all the docs with the purchase materials and owners manual as there should be materials from MacGuard or whatever lock company it is with your lock key code so you can order a new...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-30-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Clutchless
Or the battery was installed upside down.

Or the battery was installed upside down.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 03-30-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Clutchless
I use a fluid transfer hand pump to put the fluid...

I use a fluid transfer hand pump to put the fluid back into the transaxle. It does get a little messy changing bottles and with the overflow! Put a lot of newspaper on the floor!
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 03-29-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Clutchless
I have read those instructions about that part...

I have read those instructions about that part and think it makes no difference. It is just a more complicated way of saying to recheck the fluid level again after driving and the vehicle is warm....
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