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are those OEM struts can I save money by using a after market strut like a Monroe

1996 Avalon XLS, 6 cylinder. When you pull the key out of the ignition the car turns off. The next morning you go to start the car and the battery is dead. When you first pen the drivers side door, you hear the binging noise like the key is already in the ignition switch. Can the switch be lubricated to correct the problem?

Engine will loose about a half gallon of coolant in a weeks driving. Not seeing any visual loss of coolant at engine or
on the ground. When turning on the A/C can smell coolant
from the the A/C vents. Any suggestions as to where this coolant leaking ?
may be leaking ?

What scheduled maintenance should occur at 36,000 mile for a 09 Avalon?

How much does it cost for a 150000 check up.

Where is the blend door located on my dual control vehicle?

check engine light is on diagnostics reveal it may be the engine knock sensor. Cost locally around $1,100 is there anything I can do to temporarily get it off for inspection purposes?

what should be done at the 70K mile maintenance schedule?

My engine was running rough intermittently. My mechanic told me that one bank of spark plugs and coils were bad. It was a very expensive repair. When I got the car back, it was doing the exact same thing as before. Then he "discovered" that a rather inexpensive part was opening on an intermittent basis. Was I had?

my car is having an overheating problem, i've changed out the hoses now i need to know exactly where the theromast is located for i can change that out too

The fans are not coming on unless the air conditioner is running, First noticed as the car was idling but now it shows hot after driving a couple of miles even with the air on.


A gas station mechanic mentioned that the Avalon 1999 valve cover gaskets are leaking. He estimated 4 hours of time. Is this reasonable. I have known him to take short cuts. He wants me to leave the car with him and he does not want me to be around while he does repair work. Is that reasonable.

The driver's side window failed to go up. We repaced the moter unit and that did not fix the problem. We then repaced the master switch controls on the door. That did not fix it either. What else could it be. Any help very much appreciated.

While driving, the engine dies which results in steering and brake loss. There is no stalling and no warning when it happens. Two dealerships and an independent mechanic have tried to diagnose the problem for a few weeks without success, driving the car for 75 miles in the process. Weather and terrain are not issues. The car runs great otherwise and there is no computer evidence of a problem.

looking for tips on how to replace the oxygen sensors on my 2000 Avalon. The Bank 2 sensor up front near radiator on exhaust post is easy to get to but the Bank 1 sensor is too close to firewall on back of engine and air intake housing and hoses block access. Anyone found a good way to get to it from the top of engine?

Hello, My question is regarding my 2005 Avalon. I maybe the second or possibly third owner, I'm not sure. My car tends to vibrate when I reach about 65 to 75 miles per hour. It pulls a bit as well. I have taken it to a couple of shops, one of them a dealer. I was told it needed the entire rack and pinon, to replacing the entire sub-frame, to the front axle's being bad, then the latest guy told me that he though it was the front tires that needed replacing...Hell I can't seem to get a clear answer from anyone. Can you guys give me a hand with this so I know what my car actually needs...I'm confused and a bit taken with all of mis-information...

how long does the job take?

Is there a diagnostic code at dealer and what needs to be fixed. This is happening all the time now and the car will stall if I don't give it gas to keep rpm's up.

I can get the washer fluid to spray windshield but that's it. I have checked fuse and it is good what else can i check or do?

houston texas need to know where the camshaft position sensor is located under the hood

Transmission is shot!

Do Avalons require ceramic or will lower cost work?

is it possible to replace the system with a touch screen model, or other non-joystick gps?

I recently had a motor replaced on the Driver's side of my Avalon. The window works fine but wants to auto reverse at the top when closing. To shut completely you have to "nudge" the switch and not allow auto stow. Is there a calibration proceedure?

it come on occasionly when l start the car but before l move the car, it goes off.

the engine and ABS light are permenently on

My 95 Toyota Avalon keeps blowing the heater 10 amp fuse when the ac is turned on. The blower motor and blower motor resistor are good. What could be causing this?

I have 93,000 miles on my 2000 Avalon. What type and grade oil should I be using. My service providers have been using a synthetic blend oil, but I don't know the weight. I regularly change both oil AND filter every 5,000 miles.