2001 Toyota Avalon - Page 3 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

I think the first step is to replace the relay. If that doesn't work I'm not sure where to go from there. This is a strange problem.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 15, 2013 | 380 views

my battery drain indicator lamp is lit on my 2000 Toyota Camary. i checked the battery and have 12.5 volts when not running and 14.5 volts when running with lights & heater on. since all my other gauges are working ok i'm not sure if its a fuse or what fuse. can you help. altenator shows 14.5 volts when running.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 14, 2013 | 587 views

Usually a sign of blow-by which is when the oil is getting past the rings or valve seals. You could have a problem with the PCV system too.
The PCV valve draws crankcase fumes into the intake and fresh air into the engine from the air cleaner.
If it is blow-by there's not much you can do about it short of rebuilding or replacing the engine.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 12, 2013 | 75 views

need more info could be many things

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 24, 2012 | 168 views

I can change my oil every 3 decades and it'll be at regular intervals. What are your intervals? 3000 miles? 84 million Mississippi? One lap around Daytona Raceway?

Where do you see the black smoke and carbon coming from?

A mechanic that "forgot" to change the oil filter is not only a poor mechanic, but he/she is ripping you off. You need an oil filter with each oil change more than you need new oil. If I poured clean water through a dirty Brita filter, would you drink it?

There is no way to tell you exactly what's wrong over the internet (besides your mechanic). But, assuming the smoke and carbon you mentioned is coming from...

the HOOD: You either have an oil leak, or just a bunch of oil sitting on your engine burning off. Check oil with dipstick (something you should be doing at least once a week in a NEW car, let alone a 10year old model.) The leak could be poor workmanship by your mechanic, or something entirely different, too.

the EXHAUST PIPE: You may have blown your piston rings or have a stuck/bent valve.

Toyotas are somewhat known for running well beyond when they should. I blew out rings in my '93 pickup and drove it daily for 3 more months before it actually quit. I'm still not convinced it's dead.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012 | 256 views

First, the check engine light is telling you there is a problem with the emissions or performance of the engine. You need to have someone scan the computer for trouble codes.
The smoke in the morning could be a leaking head gasket - something is leaking into the cylinders and being burned.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012 | 383 views

did you change the right one there is two sensor 1 o2 sensors also toyota systems a picky and after market o2 sensors will not always work right

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 04, 2012 | 556 views

under the dash drivers side,or in the kick panels.........cheers

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Mar 03, 2012 | 918 views

The throttle body has to be removed from the intake air chamber, then the IAC valve can be removed and cleaned using a brush and a can of air intake cleaner, removing all carbon deposits so the rotating valve can move without sticking.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 28, 2012 | 315 views

Plugs and wires, air filters are a good start, and fuel filter. If this doesn't help consider checking the psi on the fuel pump.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 04, 2012 | 232 views

One side or both? There are fuses for the left and right high beams in the underwood fuse block. They are 10amp fuses. If those are good than I will need to know if you have daytime running lamps or not. You will also need a test light or volt meter. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

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2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 06, 2012 | 330 views

on some cars remove gas tank others the pump mabey in trunk or under rear seat so it depends on pump location

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 14, 2011 | 101 views

I would start with a tune up: Spark plugs and wires, Air filter, Fuel filter, Oxygen sensor. Also maybe try using a concentrated fuel injector cleaner through your fuel system and start using this product regularly following the directions on the product label. Good luck!

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 27, 2011 | 151 views

I believe what you are looking at would be the starter solenoid. For the cost, you may want to replace the starter with the solenoid - depending upon the vehicle.You really should inquire on that.

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2001 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 05, 2011 | 166 views

Problem might be that one end of the spring sits on a small black piece of plastic which has popped out of position. I have NOT tried to actually fix the problem, yet, but just removed the bulb so that the battery doesn't drain.
3 screws need to be removed to see the black piece:
  1. With a very-thin, flat screwdriver CAREFULLY pry the lens-cover off; I don't suggest trying this if you can't do it gently since you might crack the cover. If you then look upward in the center of the uncovered area, you will see the screw that needs to be removed.
  2. Drop down the "sun-glasses compartment" and you will see the remaining 2 screws that need to be removed.
Finally, carefully disconnect at least 1 of the electrical harnesses.

You should see the small, black plastic piece in its correct position on the properly functioning light switch.

Good Luck!

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011 | 246 views

check the drive belts.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011 | 103 views

'don't open when hot' is where you fill-that is your fill cap for coolant, use a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water, and fill to the cold fill level. And, don't do this if the engine is hot or has just been run for more than a few minutes.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 05, 2011 | 198 views

you may have a converter that is plugging up and needs replacing.if you get a back pressure test on the exhaust system this will tell if its the problem.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 30, 2011 | 74 views

There are 2 common problems for this, 1 is the power connecting wire to the lighter housing falls off, or if the wire is connected and has power, the lighter unit itself has an internal open circuit and needs to be replaced.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 12, 2011 | 323 views

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