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1996 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Toyota Avalon Problems

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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1996 Toyota Avalon Questions

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...

Running fine until went to start this morning (did not turn over at all). Jumped off Buick, but no results

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1996 Toyota Avalon Reviews

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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