Toyota Avalon

Also known as the Pronard in Japan, the Avalon is a 4-door full-size car manufactured by Toyota in the US since 1994. This model is the company’s flagship sedan in the Middle East, the US, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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Cars & Vehicles
Toyota Avalon

Which country makes daihatsu cars?

Japan, -Diahatsu is their oldest car company.

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Locks and Latches
Grand Am SE

How do you fix a car trunk lock?

Here are several answers from FAQ Farmers: * If the trunk lock is broken, it's probably one of those things that needs to be replaced.. after all if your keeping valuable items in your trunk, you want something that will lock up. A lock is a fairly intricate peice of hardware, and with many small parts to it, it's difficult to fix. A locksmith, is probably not a good idea. They may not care about the car itself and cause more trouble than they are worth, a mechanic will be willing to replace the lock, or fix it if possible. The only problem this these locks, is that often, the lock housing is located between your cars and the metal framing for the trunk. Since these two have been welded and assembled in the shop years ago, they are extremely difficult to access. * It depends. If the sheet metal was damaged, that will have to be repaired first, or the lock won't seat properly. That's done by a body shop. The lock itself would have to be looked at-by a locksmith. If it's not possible to repair, a new one can be installed and keyed to match. This is NOT something many car dealers or mechanics can do. Removal and replacement of the lock cylinder isn't very difficult, BTW-if not self-evident, a service manual should show how.

Toyota Avalon
Cigarette Lighters

Where is the cigarette lighter fuse on a 95 Avalon?


Left under the steering wheel

Its for radio and universal cigarette lighter

Cars & Vehicles
Fuel and Engines
Toyota Avalon

Will water in a gas tank be harmful to the engine?

Yes, it can, if the water gets into the engine. Too much water in your gas might prevent your engine from starting, and can cause internal rust that can eventually seize your engine (stop the engine parts from moving). When vehicles are not started for several months, temperature changes can cause condensation inside the fuel tank from the humid air inside the tank. The longer a vehicle sits idle, the more water you may have in the fuel tank. In very cold weather, a few droplets of water sitting in a fuel line could turn to ice and prevent fuel from getting to your engine until the weather gets above freezing. If you think there is a lot of water in your fuel tank, the best solution is to NOT turn over or start your engine. Remove and drain your fuel tank, and put new fuel in it before attempting to start the vehicle. If you suspect that there is only a small amount of water in your fuel tank, a can or two of "gas dryer" in your tank should solve the problem. This is sold under various brand names, usually in 12 ounce cans, at most auto parts stores in Fall and Winter seasons when fuel tank condensation is most likely to occur, and is predominantly alcohol, which is soluble in both water and petroleum distillates (such as gasoline or diesel fuel). As a practical solution on an ongoing basis, you might look for a gas station that adds ethanol to the gas. Some stations are now doing this year-round. Some just do it in cold-weather months.

Toyota Avalon

What size radio does a 1997 Toyota Avalon have?

2 sizes, single din or one din and a dubble din or 2 din the single din usually has only a c.d. player, and the dubble din is a c.d. tape player the single din can be converted to a dubble din by removing the c.d. case compartment located right under the c.d. player

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Saturn S-Series
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Sunroofs and Moonroofs

Where are the fuses for the sunroof on a 1992 Saturn SL2?

i believe they are on the right side of the center console . there is a panel that comes off

Toyota Avalon

How do you replace spark plugs pcv valve and fuel filter in a 1996 Toyota Avalon?

If you have to ask a question like this take it to a garage.

The PCV valve is on the passenger's side of the engine near the firewall.

Spark Plugs and Wires
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Highlander

How do you change the spark plugs on a 1997 Toyota Avalon?

Avalon spark plugsIt doesn't look anything like your typical ignition system with spark plug wires and all...

There's an aluminum cover over the manifold and underneath it on the front and backside of the injectors are three square caps that appear to have some circuitry on top. You'll want to turn slightly back and forth and pull up on these as they are the Spark Plug caps. Be aware of the light gage wires coming out of the cap. Once out, you've exposed the tubes where the spark plugs reside. Get the appropriate socket wrench & extension and go to it. The front set is relatively painless but the back set is in a tight space.

EasierA few details which might make your life easier (i just finished changing the spark plugs a few minutes ago on my 1995 Avalon):

1. You will need an Allen wrench to remove the plastic cover which says "3000 four cam". Once you remove the two Allen bolts and you've removed the cover, you'll see the three square spark plug boots which are attached to the engine body with 10mm bolts.

2. Make sure you have a 6 inch extension before you start. Once the spark plugs boots are pulled out, you'll notice that the spark plugs are in a well that's about 3.5 inches deep; so you won't be able to reach them without a socket extention.

3. The back plugs are in a very tight spot (you'll see the square spark plug boots just underneath the intake manifold, nearest to the passenger compartment). Buy a universal swivel joint for your ratchet AND another 6 inch extension. The space is so tight that i can't imagine anyone being able to get in. You'll need one extension on the end of the spark plug socket, you'll need the universal swivel joint attached to that extension, and then another extension attached to the universal swivel joint so that you can attach your ratchet at a point where you'll have enough space to move it.

Excluding the trips to the hardware store for the extensions and universal swivel joint for my ratchet, it took me about an hour and a half. Good luck to all those diyers who dare.

Extended versionI changed the spark plugs on my 1996 Avalon XLS using a standard 3/8" Socket Set Drive which I connected to a Great Neck Flexible Spark Plug Socket & Extension which has a 5/8" socket.

Great Neck # 28004

Its SKU = 76812 28004

The tool is 13 inches long (the extension is 11 of the 13inches)

It has a scored area on the extension making it easier to hand-start the plugs in their threads.

It has a swiveling socket with a rubber sleeve/grip to pull the unscrewed plugs out of the deep tubes.

This was the perfect tool to do this tight-spaces job for me in an hour or so.

I bought the tool at my local Autozone for about $10

Good Luck DIY'ers

Toyota Avalon
Toyota Camry

How do you replace rear struts on 2002 Toyota Avalon?

1. remove rear seat (bottom part of seat pops up and out, bolts hold in top part of seat)

2. chalk front wheels, jack up rear of car on both sides and place on jack stands

3. remove rear wheels

4. remove ABS clip and brake line clip

5. loosen top three bolts holding strut in place under seat (remove insulation flap to find)

6. loosen and remove two bottom bolts on the spindle

7. remove top three bolts holding the strut assembly in place and remove enitre strut assembly.

8. replace bad strut components (will need specialized tools to compress spring)

9. reinstall in reverse order.

Asian Cars
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Toyota Camry
Toyota Trucks and SUVs

Can you add a turbocharger on your Toyota model 5k engine?

can you add a turbo charger to a Toyota cressida with a 7m- ge non turbo engine?

Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Toyota Avalon
Ford F-150

How do you replace the headlight bulb located on a 1995 Toyota Avalon?

common senseone must first open the the engine cover.

you headlight bulbs are attached by some wires so unplug the wires using a flat screw drive and once its out use your common sense and just replace it

Elaborating: on the 2005 avalon, you can see where the bulbs come out of the back side of the plastic headlamp housing. Lowbeams on the outside, high beams on the inside. I replaced the lowbeam like this:

1) Rotated the bulb with wires attached around 30 degrees

2) inserted small screwdriver into the brown electrical connector to free it from the tab on the bulb. Look at the replacement bulb to see where the tab is.

3) pull off the brown connector

4) finish rotating bulb to around 45 degrees. At that point, you can jiggle it around and the bulb just pops out.

5) put in replacement bulb, rotate it back, and reclip the electrical connector.

(DO NOT LOOSEN THE TWO PHILIPS HEAD SCREWS ON THE METAL RING--they do not lock the bulb in in any way)

Power Steering
Toyota Avalon

What is the proper level of power steering fluid in Toyota Avalon?

the filler lid has a dipstick with marks on it The reservoir tank also has indications on it.

Cars & Vehicles
Asian Cars
Toyota Avalon
Volvo S80

What sedan offers the most comfortable driving experience including smooth ride and comfortable seats?

The maybach is the the most comfortable car it has reclining seats in the back along with a mini fridge and t.v. but it is priced around $400,000.

Auto Parts and Repairs
Nissan Xterra
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Tundra

How do you replace the cabin filter in a 2000 Toyota Avalon?

My 2000 Avalon did not have a filter installed when I purchased it but don't worry, it is configured for a cabin filter to be installed. The procedure to install a cabin filter is no different than for the newer models. The instructions come with the cabin filter itself (Toyota part # 88880-41010).

Installation Procedure:

1) Remove undercover. 2) Pop off the airbag harness cover with a screwdriver. 3) Pass the airbag harness cover through the opening. 4) Remove 3 screws and 2 bolts holding the glove box. 5) Remove trunk opener switch connector (if applicable) and remove the glove box. 6) Remove the filter tray and replace the filter (hold the left and right knobs at both ends of the filter case at the same time and pull out the knob to the front). 7) The filter must be assembled with the "UP" mark on the filter facing the same direction as the same mark on the filter case.

Right answer: do not mess with the airbag(dangerous!!) or yellow /white cables. open the glove box and let it fully open by squeezing the tabs that hold it up and any cables. you will see a slot that the filter goes in, usually has tabs that keep it shut. open the cover and remove the filter. this particular model may have to remove the sorrounding cover, just remove 4 or 5 screws that hold the sorrounding glove box assembly and reassemble.

Car Batteries
Toyota Avalon

What could be the problem with a 1998 Toyota Avalon that still needs a jump to start after putting in a new battery?

Try having your altanator checked.

Check the battery again with a cheap voltmeter ($20 radio shack); just to verify that you haven't put in a bad battery. With the engine running at 2000rpm, check the voltage at the battery terminals (this is the easiest way to check the alternator).... hopefully you're getting around 13.5volts -- otherwise, dead alternator.

Try checking the corrosion on the leads connecting to your battery terminals. I had a problem with rusty connectors which severely limited the amount of current that could be drawn from the battery, and after replacing those leads with a 5 dollar kit at my nearest auto store, it solved my problems.

I just had to replace the alternator on my '99 Toyota Avalon with 150K miles. I disconnected the negative cable when the car was running, at the suggestion of a person on another site. The mechanic said that I really risked ruining the car's computer system by doing that -- he said that might've worked for an old car but with the newer ones and computers I really took a chance. He said a voltmeter is the way to go in the absence of a better way and said the voltmeter should show 13.5-14 volts.

GMC Yukon
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Chevy Colorado
How To

How to disable auto door lock on 1999 Yukon?

You will need to go to the dealer and have the program reset. It will cost around 75.00 dollars to have this done

Toyota Avalon
Honda CR-V
Chevy Trailblazer

How do you repair a 1997 Honda CR-V seat belt on the passenger side that will not engage?

The Honda dealer will replace your seat belt assembly under warranty, may have to order the parts, I had an 1988 Accord that the seat belt was replaced 3 times, no charge under warranty.

Windshields and Wipers
Toyota Avalon

Windshield wiper sizes for 2005 Toyota Avalon?

The 2005 Toyota Avalon takes 26" drivers side and 20" passenger side replacement windshield wiper blades.

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Toyota Avalon

Where is the engine thermostat located on a 1996 Toyota Avalon 6 cylinder engine?

If you follow the lower radiator hose, it connects to a pipe on the engine block. Follow that pipe and it goes towards the rear of the motor (about 8 inches) and turns left into the block. There are bolts there that need to be removed that hold the housing in. The thermostat is there. Hard to get to....good luck.

Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Sequoia

How do you program a keyless entry fob for a Toyota Avalon -1997 XL?

This is what we did on my buddy Toyota. Put the key in turn it to run 5 times with in 10 seconds. Push any button on the remote. Your car will lock and unlock, if you have more than 1 remote do the same steps, and after you push any button on the 1st remote push any button on the second remote with in 5 seconds, again your car will lock and unlock.

I found this for 1998 Avalon... but it did not work for my 1997 Avalon XLS. The above did not work either.

1. Start with key out of the ignition, drivers door is open all others closed and

drivers door is unlocked.

2. Insert key into ignition (Do not turn) and pull it out.

3. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.

A. Using the power door lock switch on drivers door perform 5 lock/unlock cycles starting

with lock. Use an even pace and try to go about one cycle per second.

(1 cycle = 1 lock and 1 unlock.)

B. Close, then open drivers door.

4. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.

A. Using the power door lock switch on drivers door perform 5 lock/unlock cycles starting

with lock. Use an even pace and try to go about one cycle per second.

(1 cycle = 1 lock and 1 unlock.)

B. Insert the key in the ignition cylinder.

C. Turn the ignition to ON (Do NOT Start) then back to OFF.

D. Turn the ignition to ON (Do NOT Start) then back to OFF.

E. Remove the key from the ignition.

5. Within 3 seconds the power door locks should cycle automatically indicating successful entry

into programming mode. Return to step 1 if the locks do not cycle at this point.

6. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.

A. Press the lock and unlock buttons on the remote simultaneously for 1 second.

B. Immediately after letting go of the lock and unlock buttons,

Press the lock button by itself and hold for 2 seconds. Within 3 seconds the door locks

should cycle once indicating successful programming. If the door locks don't cycle or

cycle twice, repeat steps A and B, your remote has not been accepted.

C. Repeat steps A and B in step 6 for each new transmitter.

7. Close drivers door.

Windshields and Wipers
Saturn S-Series
Toyota Avalon

How do you repair the intermittent wipers on a 2000 Saturn SL2 when they do not always stop in the home position or return there when turned off?

most likely need to replace wiper motor. they usually have the intermitnant electronic card inside the motor housing and do not usually sell it separate. changing the whole motor box should solve your problem.

Chevy Suburban
Toyota Avalon
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
Ford Explorer XLT

How can you turn off daytime running lights on your Avalon XL 2002?

I have been told by dealers there is a fuse in the fuse box labeled DTR, or DTRL. IF you remove this fuse it should disable that option. You may also try to ask the parts department at your local dealership, they are not really supposed to give an answer, but some may. This is a SAFETY feature, why would want to disable it?

Chevy Venture
Toyota Avalon
Honda Accord EX
Chevy Avalanche

How do you change a cabin air filter on a 2003 Avalon?

You will see three Phillips head screws across the top and one on lower left, remove these, now on the lower right back in an indent you will see a 10mm bolt head, remove this bolt. There are several metal push-clips holding the glove box in place after the four screws and bolt are removed. Pull firmly from the top and rotate the bottom right flange out from behind the molding where the bolt was removed. There is a plastic foot shield that snaps to the bottom edge of the glove box. Pull it off the box. Gently pull glove box out and let hang down. If you want you can unplug the wire to the trunk opener cancelling switch by pushing the little tab while pulling out. You can now maneuver the filter holder out of its tray that is above where the glove box was. Grasp filter holder from both sides with fore fingers and pull it straight out. Remove filter from holder and install new filter the same way. Reinstall filter holder, Gently put glove box back in place, reinsert screws and bolt. Enjoy the fresh air.

American Cars
Toyota Avalon

How effective are heater core repair sealants?

I used heater core sealant about three mouths ago. It only worked for about 1 1/2 mouths and then started leaking again. It's only a temp fix at best. David

Timing and Firing Orders
Chevy S-10
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Ford F-150

What is the firing order for a 1999 Toyota Avalon 3.0L V6?


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