Question about 2004 Toyota Highlander
Somehow a pile of leaves got sucked up into the engine compartment. I noticed a weird smell as I was driving and noise from under the hood. Also I noticed the temp gage was blank. When I lifted the hood somehow a huge pile of leaves had completely filled in the engine compartment. I cleaned it out and got as much out as i could but the outside temp gage still doesn't register. It was working fine before.
Outside temp sensor is located on the same bar that supports the hood latch. it sounds like something is liking the warmth of the engine compartment and starting to nest. open the hood and locate the sensor, folllow the wire to see where it is broken, do not be surprised to see that it may be chewed through.as vermin seem to make a meal of the wires insulation. they especially like to crawl under the intake and feast on the knock sensor wires. where I work in south Jersey I do a lot of wiring repairs due to rodent / vermin damage
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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