Detail: 2005 highlander, 96k mileage. Local mechanic thinks the sound under my hood is the water pump bearin. I think he's guessin though we'v ruled out the alternator nd compressor. Please is there any way to confirm this before I spend a lot of cash changin something I don't need to?
Solution: Buy a cheap stethoscope and listen to it , Hi, a 6ya Mechanic 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 repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck! , The "snow" button sets the transmission to start off in second gear, and makes the accelerator less sensitive thus reducing the tendency to slip and slide. It also has the effect of reducing the power and responsiveness of the car. Try driving with the snow button "off" in "normal" snowy conditions and see how you go. Use "snow" for exceptionally icy conditions. , It is located in main fuse board , They may have used a chemical flush when they drained the system during it's service. It is normal to have some bubbles sometimes. Are you having overheating issues, heater not working, anything of this nature? Turn the heater on during normal operating temperature and drive around the block. Now, since it is hot outside, one trip should be sufficient. Don't kill yourself, lol. Look under the hood and see if this may have cured it. To have some bubbles is not catastrophic. As long as you are not having any issues, carry on. Please let me know if you are having any issues. , you could pressure check cooling system and look for your leak not certain if 06 cam engine is equipped with timing belt driven waterpump but if it is and it is leaking under pressure you should see it coming out of timing cover , Are you sure your vehicle is a 4 wheel drive version? Double check your model information to make sure. If it is, technically, it is all wheel drive - meaning the other wheels engage automatically when the vehicle detects that they are needed. I have an 05 Highlander AWD, too. Good choice. I love mine! Good luck.