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2000 Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 118 repairs.

2000 Toyota Sienna engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (19%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2000 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

115000 mi

US $4000
Oil sludge destroyed engine, main bearing spun, engine replaced w/used engine. 

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2000 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

150700 mi

US $800
Replaced two Fuel Ratio Sensors. Old ones were broken, which caused misfires in Cylinders 1, 3 and 5. This mimicked significant transmission problems, dropped fuel efficiency, burned fuel in the exhaust pipes and put fuel in the oil. 
159000 mi

US $300
Engine light was on and car could not pass state emissions test. Replaced catalytic converter with non-Toyota parts. 
198000 mi

US $1300
Stuck PCV Valve and wear fouled the spark plugs, wiring, fuel filter, fuel injectors, which created misfires and sludge build up in throttle body and intake manifold. Replaced plugs, wires, PCV valve, filter, coils boots, grommets & gaskets 
225000 mi

US $1300
Timing chain replaced 

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2000 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

108000 mi

US $525
Check engine light from bad oxygen sensor. 
113000 mi

US $1200
Replace flexible y-pipe in exhaust. 
54000 mi

US $60
Engine light on. 
76000 mi

US $90
Car would not crank and start. Remove battery and starter and they check ok at O'Reilley Parts Store. 
110000 mi At just over 100,000 miles it began making a clacking kind of noise in the engine. The dealer said it was caused by defective rods and the repair would be over $6000. Traded it instead of repairing. 

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2000 Toyota Sienna 3dr Minivan, ext.

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

136000 mi

US $40
Replaced oxygen sensor 
149000 mi

US $250
Replaced oxygen sensors 
84000 mi

US $355
The emission system vapor canister needed to be changed. 
125000 mi

US $670
The seam weld that held the muffler to the catalytic converter broke clean. Had to re-weld. 2 ignition coils died. 
132000 mi

US $879
catalytic converter needed to be replaced 
153000 mi

US $536
Head gasket leaking oil. 
164000 mi

US $1196
Replaced Air Fuel Sensor. Fuel system and throttle body cleaning. 
165000 mi Oil leak under timing cover: $300-$500. Not putting more money into the vehicle. Planning to trade in car. Timing belt needs replacing: $322 estimate. Not putting more money into the vehicle. Planning to trade in car. 
165700 mi

US $1785
Waterpump, cam seals, and crank seals were leaking. Replaced parts as part of timing belt service. 
134300 mi

US $100
Both intake and exhaust valves on cylinder #6 were out of tolerance causing a click that was getting louder. Dealer pulled valve cover and adjusted valves only on that cylinder, others were fine. 
158000 mi

US $530
Rear engine mount failed quite a while ago but noise and vibration got worse over time and became almost unbearable. It was replaced and vehicle felt like brand new! 
161000 mi

US $293
Vehicle temp would start to rise when idling or moving slow. Thermostat was not working properly. Dealer couldn't find the problem at first, but on the second day was duplicated and fixed. 
162000 mi

US $300
short stainless muffler section replaced 
185000 mi

US $200
replace coolant, replace thermostat, maintenance 
281000 mi

US $260
Hole in exhaust pipe 
291000 mi

US $110
another hole in exhaust sys 

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2000 Toyota Sienna Engine Problems

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