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1996 Toyota Avalon

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1996 Toyota Avalon Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

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...

Engine -- Verified

An engine oil leak may develop from one or both valve cover gaskets, especially the one near the firewall.

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...

1996 Toyota Avalon Questions and Answers

Marjorie, 1996 Toyota Avalon, Houston, TX

I paid $2045.56 to Auto Doc for many repair issues. One example is they charged me for the valve cover gasket repair and replace :labor $314.13 and parts $102. You estimate the price range, max, ...

Callie, 1996 Toyota Avalon, New Orleans, LA

The fuse that controls the radio, AC, clock, etc. blew suddenly this morning. We replaced it and it blew again. How can we determine what is wrong?

skb, 1996 Toyota Avalon, Arnaudville, LA

My air conditioner is not blowing cold, we changed the drier & added freon also blew the lines out.The compressor does work. The heater is not blowing as hot as normal either. help

skb, 1996 Toyota Avalon, Arnaudville, LA

After replacing the dryer a vacuum machine was used to evacuate the system to remove oxygen from the lines, then recharged it. Does this also cause the heat not to blow hot air? could it be a the e...

lorettab, 1996 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, Allston, MA

was told I have a leak in the front exhaust. the car makes a loud noise when turned on. I would like to have an estimate of how much it would cost to fix this

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1996 Toyota Avalon Reviews

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

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!!!!

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 Avalon is quieter and runs smoother....

I love this car....
1996 Avalan roomy- powerful - great engine

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