Question about 2004 Toyota Sequoia
The list gate squeaks when I'm driving
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Actually, there are not a places to lubricate, other than the Rzeppa joints (those at the big ball & socket looking things right behind the front wheels). That being said, here is what I would look for if it was in my shop:
Examine the front sway bar bushings. They may be bad or worn. Rocking side to side will move the swat bar. Look at the bar, there are 4 bushings; 2 at each end, and 2 under the center of the vehicle, held in by a "half-moon" looking clamp. Spray WD-40 or something like that on it real good & drive it.
Get back to me if this does not help.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
SOURCE: squeaking belt
If the belts are good the noise could just be the a/c compressor making noise. The compressor is the only thing that is not normally spinning until the a/c is activated and the a/c is activated by the defrost to dry the air. Cheapest thing to test is the belt I would replace the belt and if it is not the belt you can try the compressor. If it is the compressor then you have a extra belt to put on later.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
I am assuming you already changed the brake pads. Make sure that the backing plate is on the backside of the pads it wouldnt hurt to put some disc brake quiet (spray) on the backside of the pads. also make sure all of your caliper shims are in place and not rubbing on the rotor. Make sure rotors have been resurfaced or replaced if they are too thin. any imperfections will cause vibration which will cause noise. Some cheap brake pads will squeek no matter what you do. in this case I recomend ceramic brake pads the best price I have found is at pep boys this type of brake pad is superior and very quiet, stays cooler, less brake dust on rims and much better braking. I use pep boys ceramic pads on my customers cars and have had no complaints from them. where with cheaper quality pads it is hit and miss that is why i tell my customers up front if they want the cheaper pads they should expect some noise from time to time and not to be alarmed. It doesnt mean anything is wrong just too much vibration and heat while braking
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
Take a look at my other Sequoia posts about this.
You need to remove the interior pull handle first then gently pry away the interior panels from the top down. Go look at Tundra Solutions.com for the detailed procedure on the handle assemlby replacement but here is a rundown:
First, take off the license plate.
Since the hatch wouldn't open, I started from the inside and took down the top trim piece. After that the two side pieces come down, then the main trim piece which covers the bulk of the door comes out. These are all popped in with the white tabs.
There are 3 access hole covers to pop out (don't forget to install them back in when done) and through the left hole you can see the mechanism to unlatch, press it down with a screwdriver and open the door. If anytime you close the door you will have to do this to unlatch, up until you disconnect the cable and pull out the handle, then you have to locate the cable and pull that directly.
Behind the large trim piece you will find a metal access cover, remove the 7 or 8 10mm bolts holding that on and pop the 3 white tabs and let it hang off to the side. Disconnect the cable from the handle assembly by reaching in from the right hand side and popping of the cable from the handle assembly.
From the left and right access holes, locate the two 10mm nuts which hold the license plate assembly to the door and remove them. Then there are 4 plastic tabs that come in from the outside that hold the license plate assembly on in each corner, try and locate those and using some pliers squeeze them together and push it through. Next locate the license plate lamps wire connector and release that from the left side, it’s the simple push in and pull out square white connector.
After these are out, put back in 1 or 2 bolts into the large metal access cover so the hatch can be lowered (don’t close it).
Here is where I had fun, begin to pop out the assembly that it was bolted to. I ended up breaking 3 of the 4 plastic tabs in each corner because I did not use pliers from the other side to pull them out, however it remained somewhat useable (hindsight 20/20).
Now the license plate assembly can be taken to a bench to replace the handle assembly (Toyota doesn't sell just the handle, it is a small assembly). Two screws out and the assembly is replaced.
Before pressing the license plate assembly back onto the truck, make certain all the plastic tabs are in the assembly and not in the truck. Reverse the process to re-install.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 04, 2014 | 2004 Toyota Sequoia
Jul 21, 2014 | 2004 Toyota Solara
Jul 21, 2014 | 2004 Toyota Solara
Aug 15, 2013 | Toyota Cars & Trucks
Jul 29, 2013 | 2004 Toyota Sequoia
Nov 25, 2012 | 2004 Toyota Sequoia
Aug 16, 2011 | Toyota Sequoia Cars & Trucks
Mar 06, 2010 | 2001 Toyota Sienna
52 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!