I happen to drive through a flooded street, spent around 2 hours in a traffic jam, then the car started displaying battery check signs on the screen. 22minutes later, the lamps went off, radio etc. when i managed to park, i let the engine cool then i restarted it and remove the positive battery terminal, the engine stopped!
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1- coil gone bad with 3 pending ignition issues which mens 2 more are on the way dealer price per coil 2007 Avalon Limited
it cost approximately $112.00 per coil not including the labor and if it i a coils in the back it will for labor $400. for each repair bc of the gasket that must be replaced. with that said, if 1 to 3 coils are in the back i do know 1 is and i haven't check to find out how many are located in the back behind the engine. if you replace 1 in the back economically it would be more effective to replace both at the same time to save money. Ever...
When I put my avalon in reverse, there was a loud grinding noise in rear of car.
valley cover on intake and pcv valve failure lead to oil in my intake. Replacing both seemed to cure them problem not sure yet.
At higher mileages, an anti-lock brake system wheel speed sensor may wear out and illuminate the ABS warning light. It is recommended to replace the sensor with a factory part and be sure to clean all rust and debris from the mounting area because the mounting distance is critical. Failure to do so may result in the new sensor setting false trouble codes. Be sure to check the condition and runout of the front wheel bearings on the 2WD and 4WD vehicles and the CV joints on the 4WD vehicles since worn wheel bearings and/or CV joints can cause the ABS trigger rings to rub against the ABS sensors and damage them.
well her we are 3 times the charm,. I OWN ONLY TOYOTAS AND THEY HAVE BEEN GREAT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MONEY PIT 2007 AVALON. This all started in 2008, 1 year after its birth, a coil went bad,$400 repair. lets go and move to 2011 more coils fail and it also costs about $300,now we move to 3 years to the date and 5 of 6 cylinders need replacing at the tune of $800.Question why hasn't Toyota admitted to wrong doing and recalled these sh!t car...
Periodically, for about a year, the VSC light would come on then go back off. then at 143000, the light came on and stayed on. Compute error log said to replace VSC Steering Sensor. Seems to have worked. Cost - $900.00
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 also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.
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.
The engine mount on the passenger side of the car can wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts and the faulty mount will need to be replaced.
On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.
A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.