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Toyota Avalon, Interior, Sedan
#3250 of 3628 2003 Avalon parking brake
Apr 02, 2006 (1:08 pm)
I love the car, but I think it's time to take up some slack in the parking brake cables. I cannot find information about this! Is it a secret? I may have to pay 85 bucks for the official Toyota service manual. This not rocket science. Must I go to the dealership? Heaven forbid! That's 100 bucks an hour! Thanks. Jim Hinkson.
PS I know what to do under a car. I have the floor jack, jack stands, and the tools. I just don't enjoy doing that stuff any more unless I have to. I'm also a cheap skate
#3251 of 3628 Brakes Problem 98 XLS.
Apr 02, 2006 (7:54 pm)
I recently changed my brakes and notice someting odd.On the inner back brackes,I notice that the pads were half worn and yet they destroyed the rotors.The piston on the driver`s side caliper gave me hell to push back.I had to do it about three times before it was ok,the passenger side was a breeze.I suspected the calipers are sticking.I am having nightmares(about the price) about having to change all four calipers.Am I right about the diagnosis?.
#3252 of 3628 Re: Brakes Problem 98 XLS. [omaibraz5]
Apr 03, 2006 (8:17 am)
Yes. You are right. If the calipers and slide bolts are cleaned and greased, you probably will not need new calipers although it sounds like you need new pads and rotors. You gotta get all the rust off the moving parts for brakes. That is the only way they will work correctly.
#3253 of 3628 Use of Fuel injector sold in auto stores
Apr 03, 2006 (9:13 am)
Is Fuel injector is really helpful as it is advertised by the sellers. My car has 148k, can you please suggest me
do i have to really mix fuel injector when I fill up the gas if have not done it before.
#3254 of 3628 Re: Use of Fuel injector sold in auto stores [kpraveen]
Apr 03, 2006 (10:50 am)
kpraveen: Most fuel injector cleaner is essentially a highly volatile (explosive vapors) petroleum product. It burns extremely hot, so YES, mix it with gasoline in the tank per the directions. It will remove some, possibly not all, of the junk that clogs fuel injectors.
There is no real substitute for removing the injectors and fuel lines and doing a professional cleaning at 148k miles. But if you have minor problems it can certainly help. Some people add the stuff regularly to the fuel anyway. But don't do it too often. Hope this helps...
#3255 of 3628 Re: 98 XLS Headlight Socket Burning Out. [omaibraz5]
Apr 03, 2006 (12:12 pm)
No. Don't do that. PURE HID bulbs needs ballasts as they are 35W. They are not applicable for halogen lights. You need to have the care serviced by a competent electrical technician.
#3256 of 3628 Re: Brakes Problem 98 XLS. [abfisch]
Apr 03, 2006 (4:42 pm)
Thanks abfisch.I did get new rotors and new pads and now the brakes are squealing like a stuck pig.Whenever I visit my brother,he can tell it is me without seeing me.
#3257 of 3628 Re: 98 XLS Headlight Socket Burning Out. [abfisch]
Apr 03, 2006 (4:57 pm)
Thanks for your suggestions.I went to a car chatroom and explain the problem.Someone told me the light has a grounding problem,I located the ground but I have to disconnect the battery in order to do a ground test.I am waiting for the temperature to be in the 70s.I have to remove the battery and part of the air filter housing.Oh,the main reason I cannot do it now is because I do not have the code to reset the radio.I have to call a company on the web in order to get it.Yes,it will cost me,$35 bucks.
QUESTION:Can I make a ground from the negative wire that is feeding the bulb? An auto electrician is going to charge me an arm,a leg and he will try to take my head too.
#3258 of 3628 Re: Use of Fuel injector sold in auto stores [fin]
Apr 04, 2006 (9:07 am)
Thank you very much for your reply. It is really helpful to me.
Apr 13, 2006 (12:06 pm)
Okay, i want an extra key for my Avalon. Only thing is i assume Toyota would make me take out a small house loan for it. So i saw a un-cut key with a chip inside already. This seems to be a reputable seller, he had great reviews, so my question is, what's the chance of this not working. All i would have to do is get it cut to my original key. Opinions?