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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Toyota Avalon

2002 Toyota Avalon

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2002 Toyota Avalon Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

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.

Engine -- Verified

Sludge can build up in the engine because Toyota did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.

Drive Train -- Verified

A code P0770 or P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid is defective and will need replacement.

2002 Toyota Avalon Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, September 7, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2000–2004 Avalon models due to improper casting of the steering lock bar, which may cause the bar to crack or even break. If the bar breaks, the steering wheel will lock, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering lock device free of charge.

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2002 Toyota Avalon Questions and Answers

Nik, 2002 Toyota Avalon, Hoffman Estates, IL

Hi All,
When I start my car, it starts to make a sound from the right side of the engine compartment. Some days this is not there at all. Any one has any info ?

aircavbat5, 2002 Toyota Avalon, Narragansett, RI

can you tell me the location of the outside temperature sensor? my dashboard reading is way out of whack. how can it be replaced?

wrayke, 2002 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, La Grange, NC

How do you get to the Idle Air Control Valve to replace it?

derek 40, 2002 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, East Falmouth, MA

backup light switch needs to be replaced where is it located

omorfi, 2002 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, Monaca, PA

have over 93000 miles on my 2002 avalon

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