Question about 2002 Toyota Highlander
I was told I need a new compressor because of the rattle (piston related) is what the mechanic told me. Is this correct? I see lots of people have been told it's to replace the compressor when that isn't the problem.
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
It sounds like the mechanic may have left the upper strut nut a bit loose, you may want to ask him to check it, but be nice, Toyota had some problems with upper strut mounts. These are on the top of the strut, they hold them to the body of the car. Unfortunately you have to remove and disassemble the struts to replace them. You could try asking your mechanic to just replace the one side and try it. I'm pretty sure that's your problem and he may give you a break since he's done all the other work. There is also a bulletin on a rattle from the side view mirror, but I think since this just started with the strut job, the mount is your most likely cause.
Google: toyota upper strut mount rattle
Posted on May 17, 2009
SOURCE: SuburbaNn AC problem
check your air gap on the compressor pulley where the clutch and pulley meet. you should be able to fit a postcard in between it. if thats good then check your tensioner. there should be lines on it to tell if its wore out
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
The rattling sound coming from the a/c system may be a sign of a failing blower, or there might be an object hitting the blades.
This can be inspected by an a/c technician, or if you are patient enough, you can check it yourself. Many automotive a/c blowers are located behind your vehicle's dashboard glove box.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
SOURCE: Air Condition Hot Air
there is a updated ac relay for that, go to your toyota dealer and buy a new mgt relay its located in the fuse box in the engine bay on the drivers side.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 24, 2017 | Nissan Cars & Trucks
Jul 28, 2014 | 2006 Scion xA
Mar 18, 2010 | 2002 Toyota Camry
Sep 20, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus
Aug 31, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid
Jul 03, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
Jun 10, 2009 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Sep 01, 2008 | 1984 Toyota Celica Supra
Jul 22, 2008 | 1999 Pontiac Sunfire
110 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!