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I changed all 6 spark plugs on a 06 avalon yesterday and when i got it all put back together the engine shakes and shuts off
Hello, thank you for writing in. A simple spark plug change can turn into a nightmare for anyone if they are not careful. What typically happens is that you screw in and tighten the spark plugs too hard. When this...
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I have a push start toyota avalon all the lights, air radio horn work but it won't start it did this the other day and after 30 mi
Hi there. If you're unable to start your Toyota manually by turning the key, there could be a few different problems First, it might be your ignition cylinder or ignition relay is damaged, or the starter relay or starter motor...
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Temperature guage fluctuating but car's not overheating
The sensor, gauge and wiring should be repaired if there is a reporting fault. The problem is if you leave it as is, you might not get adequate notice were actual overheating to occur at a future point. Overheating of...
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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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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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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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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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Gas gauge isn't working. Sometimes the speedometer and the temperature gauge doesn't work. Limited lights around gauges and radio.
Hi there. The dashboard lights are burned out in the dash and the dimmer switch could be worn causing the lights to be weak. The gauges that seldom fail to work is most likely a loose wire in the dash...
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My car is slow to start
Hi there. Typically what you are describing is an indication that a tune up service is due. As the vehicle's ignition and fuel system components age, they will collect excessive levels of carbon deposits, which makes it more difficult to...

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