2004 Toyota Avalon - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

This could get messy but I would start by removing the low pressure hose from the power steering pump (simple hose clamp) and attaching another hose to that so you can run it to a bucket then turn engine on and as its pouring out into bucket fill the reserve with new fluid shutting the engine off as it starts getting clear. Likely someone put the wrong type of fluid in there and contamination in the fluid or water condensation has frozen up in the lines so get the old stuff out and thats the easiest way withoiut making too much of a mess.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 17, 2017 | 36 views

Could be the cable is seized and needs replacing. Try WD40 spray on all the moving parts. even in the ends of the cable.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017 | 184 views

1 - wiring, fuse, relay, bad connection, cable

2 - Motor assembly

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 05, 2017 | 212 views

check the continuity of the switch/s sounds faulty to me... you have checked every thing else....but it may very well be a relay... all power comes from the box for that type of stuff except the switch itself (switched power) which i think has its own line perhaps to its own fuse on your model ..not sure

2004 Toyota... | Answered on May 06, 2017 | 606 views

There is no real advantage but you can get the bulbs off eBay. Buy ones that are direct plug bulb that fits in the same socket as the old bulbs and ones that do not require modifying the wiring with a resistor so the flasher will not blink to fast. To do the front and back and the backup and license plate lights expect to spend about $100.00 USD. I suggest you also buy spares, and don't buy the ones shipped from China, they are junk

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 17, 2017 | 88 views

It will be under the dash somewhere near the steering column. Turn on hazard blinker and feel under dash.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 11, 2017 | 193 views

It could be the cog in the gearbox that is on the transducer or cable.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 09, 2016 | 73 views

The MODE button (symbol of little man leaning back with an arrow pointing toward him) controls the air flow options.
You can push through 4 options
1. Panel flow(instrument panel and rear vents) man with an arrow pointing toward him.
2. Bi-Level (Floor/instrumental panel/rear vents) man with arrow pointing toward him and one pointing to the floor.
3.Floor (floor vents) man with arrow pointing to the floor.
4.Floor/Windshield(Just that) man with windshield symbol and arrow pointing toward floor.

I hope this helps!

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 23, 2015 | 453 views

Low idle can be caused by a dirty/contaminated throttle body, if the check engine light is not on, clean the inside of the throttle body with a can of intake air cleaner and a brush to remove the carbon deposits, disconnect the battery for a few minutes and drive it around for about 15 minuts.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on May 24, 2015 | 45 views

hard to tell, but oil the mechanism and work the release back and forth, this may loosen it up. Don't slam it, could wreck the mechanism and is real hard on headlights and turn lights.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 17, 2015 | 118 views

Check for the fuse or probably wires that got disconnected or cut.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 26, 2014 | 47 views

that is located on bank 1 position 1 sensor heater failure =oxygen sensor heater element malfunction, eazy fix

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 24, 2014 | 299 views

Fix --you mean replace a part AFTER you test
that part & the system it functions in !!!

My guess would be something other than the button
you push,maybe the trunk latch solenoid

ALL vehicle issues have to be first learned,then tested,
to just find a problem

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 31, 2014 | 228 views

Hi Mat, Have you checked the window motors? Check to see if power is getting to the switching control bank and then that there is a power output. The window motors can be checked with a 12 volt battery and two cables. During testing make sure to look after your fingers. Regards John

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 07, 2014 | 76 views

There is not much these days to tuning up a modern car. A lot of things are not adjustable anymore. You should not mess with the idle speed, engine timing, and emissions gear unless there is a problem indicated by the engine check light, or it does not pass the annual check for rod use. It boils down to changing the spark plugs, oil, coolant, etc at regular intervals.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 07, 2014 | 55 views

Who did the work on the car?

I would say things were replaced with no
understanding of what was taking place,
& nothing was tested to resolve the issue

2004 Toyota... | Answered on May 21, 2014 | 32 views

I would want to check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge or replace the switch next to verify the issue. It could be something electrical or the engine really could have low oil pressure.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 03, 2014 | 79 views

seems (old post) the old previous owner , hacked it.or its bad.
if car is in canada, the DRL module must work.
if not fix it. see if its hacked first. (see cut wires to it?)
ive seen ever hack possible to these.
check fuses first.
check for hacks
replace the module.
or diagnose it with a voltmeter, easy
see alldata.com most support the canada. versions.
under the headlight sections.
post this for others with DRL issues, few here. so...

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 12, 2014 | 77 views

The amp should have it's own inline fuse but if there is no sound it could also mean the radio has died or antenna is disconnected. Any stereo installation shop can find the problem without too much cost.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013 | 287 views

The cabin filter will be located in the a/c- heater plenum which is behind the glove compartment, remove glovecompartment.if you have access to a lublic library they have mitors msnuals that will give instruction for replacement.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 15, 2013 | 69 views

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