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Car all of a sudden vibrates and then goes away
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Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hi and thank you for allowing me to help you with this concern today and am sorry to hear that this is happening. Can you tell me a little more about this vibration and when it happens? Does it do it while idling at a stop light?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
While driving
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Vibration happens all of a sudden and goes away while driving 60 mph
Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
I see. Are there any warning light in the dash on?Have you had a repair shop look at this yet or tried any repairs in an attempt to fix this?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Wheel bearing and brake job
Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
Oh ok, I saw that you had stated that just after I sent the reply, sorry. :) Any warning lights on? I ask because this sounds just like a transmission torque converter shudder that is happening.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No lights came on at time of vibration
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Vibration occurred for 1 minute and then went away
Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
Last questions(I hope) How many miles are on this 2004 Highlander?And this just started recently?
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Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
Also, let me check on any Toyota Tech Service bulletins we may have about this concern....
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
125,000 yes
Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok, I didn't see any TSB's that related to this concern so it is not a 'known' issue that has any updated parts issued.
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Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
When was the last time the transmission was serviced or had the fluid replaced/flushed?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Has not been done at all
Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
I see. That is where we should start then(with having the transmission serviced) Do you have a Toyota Dealer near you or an Independent Repair shop you trust nearby?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes thanks for the information !
Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
Good, I would recommend that you at least take a test drive with the Master Technician that will be working on your Highlander and that way he/she can feel and see what the vehicle is doing. Then have the transmission service (flushed) to get all that old fluid and debris out of it. This should fix or at least prolong the life of it. Does this make sense?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes
Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
Great! Do you anymore questions for me? I strive to give Excellent Service.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No thanks-you have been very helpful!!
Toyota Mechanic: Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician replied 3 years ago
My pleasure!
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