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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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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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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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