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How likely is it that a transmission could be blown after getting towed for a faulty shifter wire?
Hi there. If the transmission shift cable broke, but another mechanic is telling you that the transmission itself is broken, I would highly recommend a second opinion. In most cases, it's one or the other that cause the symptoms you've...
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Can you help with Toyota Avalon repair questions?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of repairing a power steering leak, flushing the power steering fluid, flushing the coolant, changing the oil and adding additives in the fuel, and repairing the exhaust system on a 2006 Toyota...
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The car will start and run on it's own with no key in the ignition.
Hi there. This issue is commonly caused by an ignition relay that is faulty. Essentially what happens is that the relay; which sends electricity to the starter relay to activate the starter, and the ignition system; is bypassing the signal...
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Is it expensive to replace the valve seals?
The usual symptom for bad valve stem seals is bluish white smoke out of the exhaust pipe when the engine is started cold. The smoke usually clears after a minute and doesn't return again until the car is shut off...
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Peter, My 2007 avalon is starting to make noise in the front. It sounds liroad noise and it's not the tires. Any suggestions and t
It is very possible that one of your wheel bearings could be dried out. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified professional to use a mechanic's stethoscope to dettermine which bearing is making the noise. When a...
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Do you recommend the Toyota Avalon?
"Consumer Reports" (CR) publishes system-by-system vehicle reliability data for all Avalon model years. Since at least 2009, the Avalon's overall reliability rating has been very high. The CR complied data on the Avalon is extensive and covers differences from year...
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Stiff ride
First thing to check would be the condition of the tires. Make sure air pressures are correct for the vehicle. The recommend tire pressure for the vehicle should be found on the sticker typically located in the driver's door opening....
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Rough idle
A rough idle may be caused by many different things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen sensor or a dirty or failing idle air control valve....
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When I turn to the right no matter how fast im going i hear and feel a popping noise in the steering column, not the front of car. 2003 Toyota Avalon
Hello - this is a bit unusual, although there is at least one flexible steering coupling in the column that could cause this behavior. And, if your car has the "telescoping steering wheel" option (the steering wheel can be adjusted...
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I can't get my car to start
Of course, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. Prior to performing circuit diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. If there is...
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Tire making loud thumping/knocking noise
Hello. You may have a wheel bearing going bad or flat spot on your tire. I suggest that you have a technician such as one you can choose from YourMechanic perform a suspension evaluation on your vehicle to help you...
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Alternator/Battery issues
Inasmuch as you installed a new battery, this is probably a charging system related issue, but the charging system includes not just the alternator but all interconnecting wiring. So, you do have to consider the possibility of high resistance connections,...
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I hear a noise at low speed from the right front end of my 2015 Avalon. Started after my last oil change & tire rotation at dlr.
Hi there. I wouldn't suspect that this noise is related to the recent service you had completed. However, it is possible that your stabilizer bar bushings or struts are wearing out, as this is what commonly causes this type of...
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Oil Viscosity
Toyota's technical advice insofar as oil viscosity for the 2007 Avalon is as follows: "SAE 5W−30 is the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather. If SAE 5W−30 is not available, SAE 10W−30 may be...
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Trip meter not working
Hi There, The new battery installation should not have affected the reading on your odometer. This could be related to a couple of possibilities. The [instrument voltage regulator]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/instrument-voltage-regulator-replacement) regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash....
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Why does my car not move in reverse 2001 Toyota Avalon
Hello. If the car will work fine in drive and all other gears, but it will not move in reverse then reverse gear has more than likely failed. That is the most common gear to fail first in this transmission....
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What kind of oil should I use, being that I have a lot of miles on it
You should only use 5w20w motor oil and Toyota long life antifreeze in this car. Just because the engine has high miles you should not change any of the recommended fluids for the vehicle.
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Downsizing wheels
Hello, and thank you for writing in. While it may be possible with low profile tires and spacers, the clearance for the brake calipers and the lug nut alignment may be an issue. Stock rims for the vehicle are only...
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Brake, Battery sensor, lights, and a crackling noises.
The issue sounds to be a ground return wire on the speakers is shorting out with a ground circuit in the vehicle causing the lights and sensors to register a warning light. The brake light could be coming on for...
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Is bank 2 sensor 1 upstream or downstream?
Anytime the code reader says sensor 1, it is referring to the upstream. Anytime the code reader says sensor 2, it is referring to the downstream. If you need further assistance with your oxygen sensors, then seek out a professional,...

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