2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Spare Tire Lowering Guide

The best time to practice lowering the spare tire and wheel under the cargo area of your 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander is before you are stranded on a desolate highway at night while it’s raining. You should also check the air pressure at least once a year. Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Spare Tire Lowering Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Spare Tire Removal Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you’ve been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander SUV during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades. Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the OEM wiper blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide

The best way to keep your 3rd generation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Toyota Highlander SUV running reliably is to change the motor oil and replace the oil filter at least every 5,000 miles or every 6 months. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure on the 2GR-FE or 2GR-FKS engines (with the compatible replacement filter part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor Replacement Guide

If you need to clean or change the MAF (mass air flow or “airflow”) sensor in the 2GR-FE or 2GR-FKS 3.5L V6 engine in your 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander SUV, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or the thumbnail image below.

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander MAF Sensor Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander MAF Sensor Cleaning & Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide

If you need to change a faulty camshaft position sensor for the Dual VVT-i system on the 2GR-FE or 2GR-FKS 3.5L V6 engine in a 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander SUV, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander SUV with the 2GR-FE or 2GR-FKS 3.5 liter V6 engine can last up to 100,000 miles. Although they should be checked and possibly changed before that mileage. Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you’ve been having trouble starting the engine in your 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander on a cold morning and the original “OEM” 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it. Check out my DIY tutorial for changing a dead 12V car battery (with the compatible group size and replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander SUV is to check for a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels. Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

2001-2006 Acura MDX Alternator Replacement Guide

If you notice the battery light illuminated on your gauge cluster in your 1st generation (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006) Acura MDX you probably either need to replace the 12V battery or change the alternator. Check out my DIY guide for changing the alternator by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below. (The procedure is the same for any Honda or Acura vehicles with the VTEC 3.5L V6 engine such as the Odyssey, Ridgeline, Pilot, RL, TL, Inspire, Accord, TSX, RLX and Legend.)

2001-2006 Acura MDX Alternator Replacement Guide

2001-2006 Acura MDX Alternator Replacement Guide

If you test your alternator and it is working properly, check out my 12 volt battery replacement guide at the link below.

2001-2006 Acura MDX 12V Battery Replacement Guide