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1995 Toyota Avalon

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1995 Toyota Avalon Problems

Engine -- Verified

The 6 cylinder engines have a tendency to leak oil from the valve cover gaskets, especially the one near the firewall.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering th...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

Drive Train -- Verified

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

1995 Toyota Avalon Questions and Answers

marklevine, 1995 Toyota Avalon, Sanford, FL

my raido will not turn on

bigtoney, 1995 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, Willingboro, NJ

oil change

GROODMOEDE, 1995 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, Rochester, NY

SOMETIMES WHEN I TRY TO START CAR IT CLICKS. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A WHILE. I CAN GO WEEKS WITHOUT IT DOING IT.
WHAT CAN IT BE BESIDES THE STARTER. COULD IT BE A FUSE?

GROODMOEDE, 1995 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, Rochester, NY

IS IT WORTH IT TO PUT MY CAR ON A DIAGNOSTIC TESTER TO FIND OUT IF MY STARTER IS SHOT

xrjac, 1995 Toyota Avalon, Saint Charles, MO

I have a Whistle that comes in at 30 mph from the lower front pas. window area that varies if you push on the glass. If you just barely crack the window, the noise goes away. Taping off the entir...

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1995 Toyota Avalon Reviews

One owner with 256,000 miles; a great car for over 18 years; only 2 negatives; I have had to replace the front passenger power window regulator twice and the rear suspension has a "noise" problem that neither Toyota dealers or independent repair shops have been able to diagnose and repair. Otherwise, this car is a winner!

55,600 miles, only replacements are tires and one battery. Like new and the best driving car ever.

My 1995 Avalon XLS has 308,000 miles on it. It's been and still is a great car, having only required one emergency fix - a bad A/C compressor that shorted out the heater/vent fan circuits causing those fuses to blow.

Over the years, I've done mileage-related replacements on preventative maintenance schedule - tires, belts, hoses, fluids and filters, brake pads and one set of rotors. I had a stuck left rear caliper that necessitated replacement of rear rotors and pads.

I've changed CV assemblies once, timing belt kit once, spark plugs once, both oxygen sensors and one ABS sensor and fixed a small valve cover leak. So far, a great repair record over 16 years.

It runs like a top and by frugal driving, I get between 28 and 31 MPG. Fit and finish remain excellent. I only had one rust spot - on the driver's side upper corner of the windshield. Body shop fixed that some years back. I wax it twice a year using Carnuba wax and keep the engine compartment and undercarriage clean.

To sum it up, it's the nicest and most expensive car I ever bought, but the cheapest car I ever owned.

245000 miles and still running good. Recently it started leaking oil from the valve cover gasket

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