1996 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Toyota Avalon

On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.

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

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

 

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Mileage seens to change about 30 to 50 miles per gallan at different Gas stations. Am i buying more ethinal at different stations. gas comes down one pipe line. it has to be the additives?

Replaced plugs, wires and number 5 coil. Still have same problem. Could the injector be bad?

Every Toyota I've owned since 1989, and those of family and friends (Camry, Sienna, Avalon, etc.), seem to have a constantly recurring vibration when applying brakes. None of our other non-Toyota cars have it. If it's warped rotors, why do they keep warping? Dealers are in denial and thin...

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I bought my Avalon used. It had 76,000 miles on it. It now has 257,000 miles. I love this car. Have never done anything but replace struts. I have a Lexus also and would take my Avalon over it again and again. The inside and the body is still beautiful. Wish I could buy a new one just like it!!!!

595547 klms and still going. Amazing car. Balanced, comfortable and well thought out. One of the best vehicles I have ever owned. Just change the fluids every 5K

Original owner of '96 Avalon.. It now has 240,000 miles on it and it still runs smooth.. I have replaced the struts at 175k miles and the power steering rack at 200k (due to road debris damage).. This is undoubtably the best car I have owned. have to replace the front cv axle now.. (very tough mileage, it has been used as a work car for 10 years).. My wife has a 2007 Lexus es350.... my Avalo...

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