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#83 of 217 Air conditioner malfunction on 1998
May 23, 2005 (2:29 pm)
I just bought a used 1998 avalon with about 68K miles. The next week the AC stopped working, controls became inoperable, outside temperature light went blank. AC returned to normal on later starts. Then it would quit again. I researched and found this was in a technical service bulletin from Toyota in Dec. 1999. 3 parts had to be replaced. It was a warranty repair under basic warranty up to 36K miles. That leaves me out. I'm trying to get seller to repair because I required them to guarantee AC. Let me know if anyone has paid to have this done. I want to know what to expect.
#84 of 217 Re: Air conditioner malfunction on 1998 [2beach]
Jun 07, 2005 (12:50 pm)
Hi! I have the same problem! What did you do and did it work???
#85 of 217 Automatic Climate Control
Jun 13, 2005 (8:25 am)
I have a 2000 Avalon XLS, but I believe the automatic climate control switch isn't working as the blower stays in the lowest setting even when the outside temperature is in the high 80's.
In the manual mode I can switch it to high, low, or medium but in the auto mode it only runs on low. Even on the low setting the interior temperature appears to be cool though. Any ideas, or does that mean spending $80 for a dealership diagnostic?
#86 of 217 Re: Automatic Climate Control [bwia]
Jul 06, 2005 (5:18 pm)
Don't know if this will help you or not.
i had exactly this problem with my 99 Volvo. It cooled or heated good, the temp control worked fine, but the fan moter would not operate as it had when new. I could manually adjust the fan motor ok.
The dealers started off going into the computer. The first two times it was 175.00 each and they told me that if this didn't fix it we would have to do soandso. After the second time, they started talking big money on the computer. I traded for a '05 Avalon Limited.
That cured my problem.
#87 of 217 98 Avalon XLS A/C quit.
Jul 01, 2005 (8:41 am)
Without warning, the air conditiioning , blower fans, and o/s temp indicator quit. Have checked all fuses and cannot find relay or fuse related to A/C etc. The service center was no help: Said the fuse/relay was difficult to get to, but probably a servo had gone out. That repair would be very expensive. I felt they were covering up an inherent problem.
Any suggestions for finding the fuse and home repair? Thanx
#88 of 217 Re: 98 Avalon XLS A/C quit. [mayo]
May 21, 2006 (2:25 pm)
I have the same problem with my 98 Avalon XLS.
I took some of the same steps you did with no luck.
What did you finally do to resolve the problem. I am still
Looking for a resolution.
#89 of 217 AC light is blinking on and off
Jul 06, 2005 (9:38 am)
My ac light occasionally will start to blink, and the ac will quit working. So far it has not done this continuously, but it will do this from time to time. What would be causing this?
#90 of 217 Re: AC light is blinking on and off [tobymac]
Jul 06, 2005 (10:08 am)
I don't know for sure, but in my older Toyota's when this occured, it was water shorting out some of the A/C funcions and when it dried out, it cleared up. If it is working ok, I wouldn't worry too much about it, but might be worth having it checked out next time you have it in for service.
#91 of 217 Climate Control Malfunctioning
Aug 22, 2005 (5:06 pm)
I have a 97 Avalon XLS and the climate control only allows temperature adjustment periodically other than hot or cold. The temperature only changes when the dial is all the way cold or all the way hot. Occassionally, the temperature can be adjusted in between, but most of the time it doesn't work. Any ideas on what might be causing this?
#92 of 217 Re: Climate Control Malfunctioning [mttrout]
Aug 23, 2005 (6:41 am)
Go under the dash, take off the bottom fascia, and see if the cable, should be black or blue covering is moving smoothly or has pulled away from its anchor.