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Constant overheating and hot AC not working.
Hi there. If the fans aren't coming on without the AC on, then there is a fault within the cooling fan circuit. Along with the radiator fan switch, there are three more coolant temperature sensors; one for the ECU, one...
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Over heating and oil light comes on
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. it...
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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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strut is leaking on one side of the car.
Hi there. If a strut is leaking, then the strut tower that contains the oil for the shock absorber has a seal that split or got damaged. When replacing the shocks or struts, it is recommend to replace them in...
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how do you you remove the alternator
Hi there: The best thing for you to do is purchase a service repair manual for the 2013 Toyota Avalon to review the step-by-step instructions to complete this job. The general steps would be to disconnect the battery, remove the...
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Water gauge normal position after warmed up
Hello, thank you for writing in. The coolant temperature needle should be in the middle of the gauge. The gauges without actual temperatures on them are known as "dummy" gauges because they tell the general story without giving real information....
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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 lost power when driving and had to tow it home.
Hi there. Your vehicle may need a tune up. Check the air filter, spark plugs and wires. If they are the original parts, I recommend replacing them with OEM parts. Also check the idle air control valve (IAC) and see...
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How much would it cost to fix everything?
Sent to CS for billing question about removing dents in a door and fixing a door that is stuck.
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Axle seal leak
The axle seal leak is unrelated to the flat tire you had. The purpose of the axle seal is to keep transmission fluid from leaking. Depending on the size of the leak, it may be okay to drive with a...
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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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oil light on, loud and noisy while idling, what does this mean?
Hi there: Although it's very hard to tell remotely without physically inspecting your Toyota, I don't believe the oil indicator light and the thumping noise are related. It's possible that your front wheel bearings are what is causing the repeated...

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