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Check engine light on and VSC is also on
Hi, thank you for writing in. Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), the codes that can be downloaded and read when your Check Engine Light comes on, do not identify the exact parts that need replacement. DTC's are simply "good clues" that...
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Oli consumption
As use of that, much oil between oil changes isn't too bad. Honestly it could be that the oil wasn't completely filled and it was left a little lower than needed. Generally speaking oil changes with conventional oil should be...
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Failure to catch or switch gears, belts turning and car has power ect, but won't switch into any gears. Transmission/engine fluids are ok.
Hi there. I have seen this same concern while I was employed at a Toyota dealership. This sounds like the transmission has failed internally; most likely the internal brake band, solenoid, or valve body has failed. The transmission will ultimately...
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Car has P0441 (emission code),mechanic states it could cost from $50-$700, it has multiple things wrong, where to begin?
This trouble code relates to a purge flow malfunction. The evaporative emissions purge valve takes fuel vapors in the tank and introduces them into the engine in an effort to reduce emissions. The problem can be as simple as the...
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I jus recently gotten a new battery inserted in my car now my car is not starting without it cutting off.
This is your anti-theft system taking over as a result of the new battery being installed. This is unfortunately something that usually requires the dealer to reset due to safety precautions. Often times you will need to establish some kind...
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My battery light keeps coming on and radio went off and on then off completely then car lost power toyota avalon 2000
Hello. If the engine will not stay running then the alternator is bad. The battery will also need to be load tested as a bad alternator can also cause the battery to fail. When I come across this problem I...
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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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Crankshaft sensor replacement - 2014 Toyota Avalon
Hi - the crank position sensor on the V6s is located at the "nose" (passenger side) of the engine, way down low. Rather restricted access. Will require safely raising and supporting the car, and access from underneath the engine. If...
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Crankshaft sensor - 2014 Toyota Avalon
Hi. A lot times if you type in the make and model and year of your car and "crankshaft sensor location" into a search engine, you will have some pictures on were the crankshaft sensor is located. You may have...
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if my motor mount is cracked can it affect my car badly ??
If your motor mount is just visibly cracked but shows no noticeable damages, it is very likely that the vehicle has no issue at all. It is very common for rubber to have small cracks in it that do not...
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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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I think a GPS tracking device has been placed on my car into the wiring underneath dashboard panel
As you may know, GPS tracking devices are "sometimes" surreptitiously installed on motor vehicles by law enforcement. Typically though, these are exterior (underbody) installations and the practice is not all that common. Nevertheless, as we would have no way of...
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My car won't start or turn over. After trying a few times and stepping on the gas, the car drives, but once the car is turned off the issue recurs.
Based on what you've described, it sounds like the starter is failing, although there could be other possible faults as well. The starter's internal contacts could be worn and not providing sufficient conductive surface to activate the starter motor. The...
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How do I stop my transmission from slipping?
This suggests low transmission fluid or possibly a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors,...
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Car will not shift into any gear. When I put car in park, it makes a grinding noise.
If the gears are not engaging and there is a grinding noise, then it is very possible that there is a failure within the transmission. The noise could be from a front pump failure or possible main shaft damage within...
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I've been told I have leaking valves. Burning rubber smell, no external leaks but dripping noises, car not overheating
Hi there. It sounds like the valve cover gaskets are what is leaking. The gasket is made of rubber and can become hard and brittle over time and start leaking oil. The leak may not be one where it is...
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My Volvo hf7 is cranking but it does not start. What is wrong?
Hi there. I see your question is about a Volvo HF7 even when you clicked the Toyota Avalon buttons - I'm will be answering this question as it is associated to the Volvo HF7 vehicle provided. Check the battery cables...
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Why is my car hard to start
It sounds like your vehicle is losing residual fuel pressure. This occurs when the check valve to prevent back flow in the fuel pump weakens or starts to leak fuel back into the tank. The valve is supposed to maintain...
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Fuse keeps blowing out for break lights , could I possibly have a short ? And is it worth replacing the brake light switch ?
Hi there. The brake lights don't need to be rewired. We need to determine where the short or increased amperage draw is originating. When there is a short or excessive amperage draw, the fuse is the first line of defense...
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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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