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2000 Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (9%)

Chart based on 114 repairs.
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2000 Toyota Sienna engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 46 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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

149300 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

256200 mi

US $821
Car ignition became unreliable and finally would not work. Two parts were replaced. 
108000 mi

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

US $1200
Replace flexible y-pipe in exhaust. 
108000 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

170000 mi

US $450
Timing belts had to be replaced then a $2 alternator bracket bolt broke from age when tried to remove it that cost $200 in labor to repair. Got a nice courtesy car as it too 4 days to repair. 
186000 mi Water pump issues and leaking oil 
139000 mi

US $250
160000 mi

US $30
Cylinder #3 misfire, replaced all spark plugs and fine. 
190000 mi valve cover gasket leak 
193500 mi

US $1100
Valve gasket covers leaking oil Alternator belt tensioner failed and it, the alternates and all the belts were replaced along with the timing belt and water pump 
221000 mi

US $700
Drop tube exhaust pipe broke 
160000 mi

US $50
engine shut off when gas pedal release. replaced fuel pump and fuel filter but not successful. 
177600 mi

US $55
replaced valve cover gasket 
131000 mi

US $400
Replace oxygen sensor 
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. 
84000 mi

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

US $550
The seam weld that held the muffler to the catalytic converter broke clean. Had to re-weld. 2 ignition coils died. 
125000 mi

US $879
catalytic converter needed to be replaced 
279000 mi

C $700
Engine gaskets & camshaft seals began leaking oil last year (less than 1/2 litre between oil changes) due to age. I waited until timing belt service last month to replace gaskets & seals as well. 280,000 miles/450,000 kms and all is well! 
282720 mi

C $400
Engine mounts wore out and needed replacing. 
290860 mi

C $45
Engine oil consumption increased, and an attempt to ascertain why resulted in the decision to replace the PCV valve. This only partially solved the problem. 
295400 mi

C $2300
Exhaust cracked and rattling. Improper motor mount repair in December cracked exhaust. All pipes from the manifold back to the catalytic converter were replaced. Update: kept rattling because aftermarket exhaust didn't fit right. 
310620 mi

C $130
Radiator Fan Motor L2 was making noises. I decided to replace before it broke completely, mostly because noise was irritating. 
317440 mi

C $600
Oil pan drain plug was stripped after so many oil changes. Also, oil pan was dented and leaked. Dealer recommended replacing oil pan, so it was done. 
162500 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. 
136000 mi

US $40
Replaced oxygen sensor 
149000 mi

US $250
Replaced oxygen sensors 
112000 mi Check engine light as a result of engine oil being consumed a lot. I need to take it to a mechanic and may have to replace a gasket or something else on the engine. 
120400 mi

US $200
When I changed the timing belt, it looks like the mechanic did not put the gasket properly. This had to be replaced. 
122400 mi

US $7000
While going up a hill, engine seized and started making noices. I got the car towed to the mechanic and he informed me that I have to replace the engine. We replaced the engine with a rebuilt engine. 
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 
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. 
165300 mi

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

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