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#151 of 175 1998 Toyota Avalon
Nov 24, 2009 (6:06 am)
I have a 1998 toyota avalon with 151,000 miles on it. MY ABS light comes on after the driving the car for about 5 minutes. The TRAC light also begins to flash at about 1.5 second intervals. I took the car to a toyota dealership, They indicated that the actuator needed replacing at a cost of $1300. I asked for the diagnostics. They indicated that the car is throwing codes 21 -24 as well as 43. I kinda sensed that the technican was guesssing. I can't explain why but he did nto seem committed to his diagnosis. has anyone else had similar issues and if so, were you told that the actuator need replacement?
Any help would be most appreciated :
Jan 20, 2010 (2:57 pm)
did you ever get this resolved? what was the problem? I have same issue, and mechanic can not figure it out.
#153 of 175 1996 avalon brakes locking up
Mar 07, 2010 (10:14 pm)
I am working on a friends car and they are having a problem with the brakes locking up with out appling any pedal pressure. So far I replaced the pads and the drivers side calipar it seemed to be sticking when I first jacked it up. After bleeding
the system and test driving low and behold I still have the same trouble.
The power brake booster seems to pass its operational checks. I have never heard
of this problem before any ideas on troubleshooting.
#154 of 175 Re: 1996 avalon brakes locking up [petrock1963]
Mar 08, 2010 (1:28 pm)
Remove the ABS pumpmotor fuse temporarily to see.
#155 of 175 Re: 1996 avalon brakes locking up [wwest]
Mar 08, 2010 (4:23 pm)
I am going to see if I cant locate the fuse and try that.
The weather is bad so I may not mess with it for a day or two.
That is what I need is a starting point.
#156 of 175 Re: '02 Avalon [fin]
Apr 04, 2010 (12:06 pm)
Hey Guy's and Gal's I found out on the weekend that there is a Plug in Module for the Avalon GXI Mk3 2005 model that throws the ABS System into Bleed Mode only service technicians have this module could this be you problem?
#157 of 175 Re: Danbeth Beautiful!!!/Ecoguy vibration [nnz2ll]
Apr 04, 2010 (12:20 pm)
Could be a lot different, if you have ABS System you mst open the bleed valve before pushing back the piston otherwise you could damage the ABS sytem.
also you need to use two spaners to remove the lower caliper bolt, one open ender on the locking nut and one on the bolt. Also on the 2005 GXI Mk3 you would need the Technicians Module to throw the ABS System into Bleed Mode if you don't have one then apparently you can't bleed the brakes on completion so I am told if anyone knows different please let me know?
#158 of 175 Re: Brake fluid moisture contamination [alcan]
Apr 04, 2010 (12:56 pm)
Water can get into your braking system, as Brakefluid is Aquascopic it absorbs moisture (Water). Any good mechanic should have a Brake Fluid moisture content checker if this says it has moisture change it, simple decission.
If you don't change it you system could gas up under heavy braking because the boiling point of water is only 100 deg C, and the boiling point of dot 4 fluid is 400 deg C. Gas Up means your brakes would not work at all on first push after sustained braking such as decending a steep winding road. this is caused by the steam created which is compressable.
I have had this happen in a Camry Taxi where the fluid was not flushed completly but pads were changed.
#159 of 175 Re: '02 Avalon [ballaway]
Apr 06, 2010 (8:38 am)
A simpler way is to raise both driven wheels off the ground, start the engine, shift into drive, and let TC, or ABS if you also apply light braking, put the system in "bleed" mode.
#160 of 175 Brake Malfunction
May 31, 2010 (4:24 pm)
This question concerns a 1996 Toyota Avalon with about 87,000 miles on it. Until an incident today, the brakes were working normally. After traveling a few miles and having stopped at a few stop signs and traffic signals, I approached a red light at about 30 mph. I applied the brakes. Instead of the brake pedal encountering resistance after being depressed about an inch or two, it went all the way to the floor before encountering resistance. The brakes engaged at that point and I was able to stop the car by pressing down harder than normal. The "BRAKE" light went on. I then pulled into a parking lot. The brakes continued to work the same way, with the pedal going all the way to the floor before engaging. I checked the brake fluid level and it was okay. No brake fluid leaking under the car.
I'd appreciate any advice anyone might provide to help me diagnose the problem. Thank you.