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#79 of 298 Re: 96 avalon spark plugs [deepan]
Oct 09, 2004 (12:46 am)
I looked at my 96 and I can see as well as reach where the plug wires attach to the rear plugs. Have to do the change by feel unless the intake manifold is removed.
Looking in the 1996 Toyota Avalon Repair Manual the instructions are very simple "remove spark plugs." Of course the pictures show the engine with the intake removed.
If you DIY keep in mind the torque is very low:
18 N-m (13 ft-lb).
Recommended plug: ND: PK20TR11
Gap for new plus is 1.1 mm (0.043 in)
Use a 16 mm plug wrench
#80 of 298 cabin air filter
Oct 18, 2004 (8:35 pm)
I have 2001XL with 44K miles on it. Do I have
cabin air filter and if so how often and how hard is to replace ? The dealership charges ~$90 which seem little high for a filter.
#81 of 298 Re: cabin air filter [rzepa1]
Oct 19, 2004 (8:37 am)
Relatively easy to do. Yes, you have one. They are a little different on the XLS vs the XL, at least the part numbers are different. If you never changed it before and the dealserhip never changed it, then you might not have one in there now, as my 02 came with the outer plastic frame but no cabin filter. Can you imagine that.
No biggie. Get the correct part, then when the plastic is warm, the bottom of the fasica underneath the glove box comes off, then the 5 or so screws holding the glove box on, after emptying it, and a couple I believe of clips.
Take you time. Get a copy of the page from the service manual to get a better picture.
#82 of 298 A question on the bulbs and fuses
Oct 20, 2004 (7:07 am)
Hi,anyone has ever replace the bulbs(license plate light) and fuses (60A, type C, according to the owner manual) with the non-Toyota brand ones?
Is it OK if I just find the correct spec? Thanks for reply!
#83 of 298 Re: A question on the bulbs and fuses [kuol]
Oct 24, 2004 (5:11 pm)
Replaced several bulbs (over 8 years) with non-Toyota bulbs - no problems. Just match the light bulb with the part number. Auto part store can give you the generic equivalent.
Never had to change a fuse.
FYI - when you are replacing the tag light bulb - be careful pulling out the clips holding the trunk liner in place. The clips break easy.
#84 of 298 maintenance links
Nov 07, 2004 (5:54 pm)
Anyone have any online service links for the Avalon. I had been pretty handy in the past with self auto maintenance, but with the demands on my time have been inclined to take my autos to the shop for the last 10 years or so. My wife's 2000 Avalon is in need of 60k service and the dealer is quoting about $400 for it. She is out of town and will not be needing it for a few weeks. It only includes plugs, oil change and filter, air filter, and cabin filter, and possibly the tranny fluid change. The air filter is a piece of cake. I don't think the cabin filter will be that difficult, but the plugs on the other hand could be a problem. I couldn't even see the plugs tonight when I looked. Of course it was dark out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
#85 of 298 OEM Oil Filter part # for 1996 Avalon?
Dec 09, 2004 (7:59 am)
Can anybody tell me the correct part number for the Toyota OEM oil filter for my 1996 Avalon? It should begin with "90915."
#86 of 298 Re: OEM Oil Filter part # for 1996 Avalon? [i_luv_toyota]
Dec 11, 2004 (2:41 am)
The actual filter is/was 08922-02011. 90915 series are compact replacements and TRD parts. Those are: (TRD)00602-90915-004 & 90915-20003, 90915-YZZB5. This filter series goes in a lot of Toyo's.
#87 of 298 Re: OEM Oil Filter part # for 1996 Avalon? [nomad56]
Dec 12, 2004 (7:25 pm)
#88 of 298 What are the Typical Repairs Needed for a 1997 Avalon XL
Jan 16, 2005 (11:28 am)
I have a 1997 Avalon XL with 112000 miles on it, and I am concerned about the work that needs to be done on it. The local mechanic said that he advises a timing belt and water pump change, but the owners manual says to only perform this if you drive under severe conditions, which I do not. This car is mostly used on the freeway for a round trip of 20 miles a day. Is it advised to perform these repairs? Also recently a check engine light has come on and the code states that the oxygen sensors are going bad. A pair of new ones costs 300+ dollars, what is up with the Toyota quality.