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    I'm not an engineer, but I can share a couple of...

    I'm not an engineer, but I can share a couple of comments.

    A major factor in torque specs is the hardware involved. The lug bolts on the XC70 are M14. I'm guessing the Sienna has M12 studs or...
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    Nice. That's a damn good run for the original...

    Nice. That's a damn good run for the original drive shafts.
    Brett
  3. Said interior temp sensor thermistor sits right...

    Said interior temp sensor thermistor sits right behind that vent in the climate control head unit. The wires are really fine, and it's mounted with the wires pretty taught, so it takes very little...
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    For barely over $100 I doubt it will have the...

    For barely over $100 I doubt it will have the ability to monitor the throttle position sensor output as Astro14 suggests to do. I could be wrong, but you typically don't get much for $100. It does...
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    In your own garage. Aftermarket knock-off...

    In your own garage. Aftermarket knock-off systems are available. Failing that, a friend's garage who happens to own one. Failing that, an independent mechanic who owns one.

    Brett
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    I cleaned up a set of wheels from the salvage...

    I cleaned up a set of wheels from the salvage yard recently. Gunk engine degreaser, an abrasive pad (similar to ScotchBrite), lots of elbow grease, and a power washer. Worked well. I didn't care...
  7. I have had my battery in and out of the XC70 many...

    I have had my battery in and out of the XC70 many times. I don't turn on the ignition. Never heard of that. Never had a problem. I don't know who says that. Sometimes it's good not to read too...
  8. If it's not dripping on the ground, it's not...

    If it's not dripping on the ground, it's not leaking. :) I don't think you have anything to be concerned about. Let's talk about the happy Sunday toy car. What is it? and what broke?

    Brett
  9. If a little oil inspires such fear, I recommend...

    If a little oil inspires such fear, I recommend ditching this car. Living in fear of your car is no way to live. Sell it and get yourself into a happier situation. But, In general, as long as an...
  10. If you are a DIY'er and you will keep your car...

    If you are a DIY'er and you will keep your car for several years, my opinion is that you should not shop anywhere except FCPEuro. Unless you have a real need for parts that FCPEuro doesn't sell, why...
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    Yep, same experience with the BadSwede rear...

    Yep, same experience with the BadSwede rear springs. The top and bottom termini of the new springs were in a different angular relationship vs. the originals, so you have to reposition the upper...
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    Those Swedes and their fancy fans. LOL. I'll...

    Those Swedes and their fancy fans. LOL. I'll just sit in the corner and be quiet, now.

    The best diagnostic method is probably to get a scantool with bi-directional control and command the fan...
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    I don't see a reason why you can't put 12 V...

    I don't see a reason why you can't put 12 V directly to the fan just to see if the fan motor itself works. Then work backward from there adding components in your testing until you find the failed...
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    Any local auto parts store will have vacuum line...

    Any local auto parts store will have vacuum line in bulk. It may not be metric sized, but you likely can find something that fits. Or if you have to have metric, any non-American auto dealership...
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    So, is there an error code, and does it point to...

    So, is there an error code, and does it point to the ETM?

    Brett
  16. The electric motor looks very similar to the one...

    The electric motor looks very similar to the one in VW door latches that are notorious for failing. An electrically savvy owner solved the mystery of the failing door latches. The commutator of the...
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    It means that that dealership doesn't have a...

    It means that that dealership doesn't have a technician who knows how to use a scope or management won't allow a technician to take the time to do real diagnosis. Selling parts can be more...
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    Agree with Astro14. This sounds like a job for...

    Agree with Astro14. This sounds like a job for an oscilloscope and most importantly someone who knows how to use it. The fault could ultimately lie in the ECU, new computer needed. But, you need a...
  19. If you deflate the tire, maybe it will get in...

    If you deflate the tire, maybe it will get in there.

    I'd put it on the roof. I don't think you'd use just cross bars. I think you'll want a basket. As mentioned your floor is going to be...
  20. Exactly. If you do the least bit of off-pavement...

    Exactly. If you do the least bit of off-pavement travel, you should carry a full-sized spare. The undersized thin emergency spare just isn't suited for anything more than perfect pavement at max 55...
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    You have the computer telling you there is a...

    You have the computer telling you there is a faulty signal from the fuel pressure sensor. Maybe you should check the signal from that sensor.

    Brett
  22. Having fixed a seat heater in another vehicle,...

    Having fixed a seat heater in another vehicle, I'll bet you could fix this one. There's going to be a wire broken in the heater element which you can probably solder a jumper wire across to fix...
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    Glad you got 'er dun. I remember taking that...

    Glad you got 'er dun. I remember taking that picture thinking I doubt this is ever going to be useful to anyone. Thanks for proving me wrong.
    Brett
  24. Yeah, I wouldn't fix anything on her car either. ...

    Yeah, I wouldn't fix anything on her car either. :)

    Brett
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    My XC70 had this problem on the left rear seat...

    My XC70 had this problem on the left rear seat back when I bought it. The push-button mechanism was broken inside, but I found it to be fixable. It's been good since, but I make sure to press...
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