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Can I use back door handle for the front door handle inside and out, if so how?
I would recommend against doing this. Most vehicle door handles are not compatable from front to back. If you have a junk yard near your location, you can usually get parts such as door handles very inexpensively. I would recommend...
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misfires on all 6 cylinders...doesnt do it all the time
The most likely cause of this issue would be a wiring issue to the ignition coils. Since all cylinders have a separate ignition coil, one of the few things that can cause the engine to misfire on all cylinders would...
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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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I have a Lexus motor in my 2000 Toyota avalon, would I need a Lexus alternator? Mine seems to be dead and my battery is weak..
Hi...if you changed motors and you are in need of a replacement alternator, by far the best strategy is to read the part number right off of your existing alternator, either now or once you get it removed. There will...
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Gas needle changed from full to empty and a gas smell
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with its fuel module. This component houses the pump, the electronics, the pump filter, and the level sensor. If the computer has detected issues with the amount of...
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Acceleration problem car sometimes doesnot pick race,anybody help me
Hi there: If I'm understanding your question correctly, it appears you're asking why your car won't accelerate past 70 to 80 (but I'm not sure if you're talking MPH or KM/H). When this happens, it's typically a problem with a...
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Rattling when accelerating and oil light comes on when I hit the brakes
Hi there. It seems that the oil may be too low or too high. Check the engine oil and see if the oil is lower than normal or higher than normal. Drain out the engine oil and remove the oil...
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2000 Avalon just had a head job done 2 weeks ago, car ran fine until this morning.
It is possible that diagnostic trouble codes have set and a mechanic should attempt to retrieve those first using an appropriate scan tool. Also, if the repair to the cylinder head(s) and/or gasket is under warranty you might consider going...
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Clicking sound when turning
Hi There, What you are describing is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to...
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Car Won't Start and a dead battery.
Hi there. It sounds like it could be a starter problem. What happens when we insert and turn the key to start the car? We complete a circuit; from the battery, to the fuse, to the key, to the relay,...
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codes p0174, p0302, and p2A03 read on code reader.
Hi there. What is happening is the codes are reading for a misfire on cylinder number 2 and the system is too lean on bank 2. Check the spark plugs and the fuel injector on cylinder 2 to see if...
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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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