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need to disconnect my car alram it keeps draining my baterry
Hi there. This article may help you with this, however, I would highly recommend having the root issue resolved; as disabling the security system can trigger multiple electrical glitches in a modern vehicle. To locate which fuse powers your alarm...
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Knock sensor
Hi There, The knock sensor is a component that creates an internal voltage signal based upon vibrations it detects as a result of detonation internally in the motor which creates a knocking vibration. An engine can ping (or knock) due...
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Filled tank with gas
It sounds like you may have an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes...
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Why am I getting quotes for spark plug replacement for a 2008 Toyota Avalon of 495?
Spark plugs on your model do require relatively more labor time to replace, compared to other vehicles. That is why the quote you are getting seems high for a part that is so simple. However, your general supposition that the...
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Tire seems low
Hi there. There are several reasons why a tire might appear to be low, when in fact it has the recommended air pressure. First and foremost, a tire is designed to have a foot print, or flat spot that maintains...
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I cant find my owners manual for my 2004 toyota avalon xls and i have a question. I did a trip using trip a for a total of 19.7 mi
Hi there. If I understand your question correctly, you are saying that you completed a driving test; selecting trip "A" for the ride out and trip "B" for the ride back. Once you arrived back home, trip "A" was 39.2,...
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A mechanic says I need tie rods, gave weird estimate I think
To perform an alignment, there can't be any "excess" wear in the suspension simply because the tolerances in an alignment are very tiny. If there is wear, as you try to adjust and set the alignment, the suspension simply moves...
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My turn the key to on but not to start the car what should I do
If the ignition key is stuck or doesn't turn, or there is a problem with the ignition switch in the steering column, just request an electrical component diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will assist you. If, however, the...
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Air conditioner wasnt blowing cold air, added freon, got used compressor worked 1 day. Now its not blowing at all.
There are quite a few things that can go wrong with the A/C system and so the best thing to do is request an air conditioning system inspection. The responding certified mechanic will come to your location, pinpoint the fault...
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I have a 1997 toyota avalon and I lost the keyless transmitter so I got a programable remote. The alarm won't stop going off abs t
Hi there. Based on your input, it appears as if there is a connectivity and communication error with your programmable remote and the ECU / security system on your Toyota. It really depends on what type of programmable remote you...
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does my key have to be programmed to new ecm
There is a long, long decision tree in the Factory Service Manual (FSM) to deal with issues like the one you have and it is only at the very end of that tree, that you consider ECM failure. Indeed, ECM...
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When putting car in reverse heard a Big Bang and car won't move now not even in neutral
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you will need to look at or have inspected. First, we need to look at the transmission itself, where the linkage from your shifter connects and switches gears on the...
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I have a 2000 Toyota Avalon when I get on the gas it won't accelerate now it starts then shuts right off
Check for diagnostic trouble codes which might provide sufficient clues. If, though, no codes have been stored, you can consider the typical causes for immediate stalling which are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at...
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Transmission not shifting
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside...
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Problem with Ac not blowing cold air
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a condenser fan that may not be cooling the AC condenser properly. As you may know, the job of the AC condenser fan is to cool down the AC condenser as it...
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I put my key in the ignition tried to start my car and nothing happened.took the key out and now my car is stuck in start mode
Hi there. In most cases, a key will bind and be stuck possibly because the ignition is binding or the shift interlock has a problem. The vehicle will need diagnosed for ignition switch, linkage or the shift interlock problem. It...
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I have a problem with my trunk on a Toyota Avalon 1998 I can't open it from the Handel in the fron or with the key what can I do
Hi there. There are a few things that might be causing this problem, from a damaged cable, actuator or even the lock itself being frozen or damaged. The best way to know for sure and to have the door unlocked...
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I recently noticed a bubble on the sidewall of my tire. Is it safe to drive 1 mile to shop?
a tire that has a bubble on the side wall is caused when the tire sidewall cords have broke. The tire is now like a balloon and may pop at any time. I would not recommend driving on the tire...
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Transmission not shifting into second gear
It could be that your transmission is in "limp home" mode. If the controller has sensed a problem with second gear, like slippage, it may skip second gear to enable you to drive the car. Scanning the car for trouble...
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I have a new altanator, dash lights, dome light and car lights still flicker mainly while driving. I still hear electrical chatte
You will need to have the body ECU tested for codes and check charging system through it to see if you need a new body control module.

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