1996 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Toyota Avalon
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1996 Toyota Avalon ProblemsReplace EVAP Canister to Correct EVAP System Problems
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 these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.
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.
As the size of the Camry vehicle gets ever larger, there is a tendency to warp the front rotors. This will be felt as a shudder in the steering wheel when braking. The front rotors can be remachined, if there is sufficient material left, other wise the front rotors will need to be replaced. It is recommended to use factory quality rotors because cheap quality rotors warp very easily and tend to squeak and squeal.
1996 Toyota Avalon QuestionsI changed my battery, car started that day now it won't starrt, why not? (1 answer)
The driver seat is stuck in awkward position and electrics have How can I manually reset?
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?