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#107 of 119 cranks cranks...then starts
Jul 29, 2010 (8:25 am)
2001 Toyota Avalon XLS, 58,0000 miles. I'm new to this site and this is my first post so I'll start from the beginning... I went to start my car and all it will do is crank, startled by this I put the key to the on position and waited for the dinging (those dinging sounds for putting seat belt on) to stop and then the car started right up. I then just recently tried starting the car without waiting for the dinging to stop and it just cranks and cranks about the same amount of time for the dinging to stop and it will fire right up. So this is telling me it has something to do with the time lapse for something to open or happen, but what? I'm getting ready to make a 1800 mile trip by myself and worried about getting stranded. And I also don't have the $ to spend on a lot of diagnosis testing that I'm hearing from auto shops when I called yesterday. Please after reading so many helpful posts, I'm hoping someone will have an idea of what is happening. Thank you.
#108 of 119 Re: cranks cranks...then starts [irisheyescu]
Jul 29, 2010 (10:00 am)
First wild guess: weak fuel pump. The time is the delay in building up pressure in the line to supply fuel at the right pressure to the engine. Possibly a partly blocked fuel line also.
Second wild guess: Electrical, some type of coil failure...but that's not my area, so... others will need to help here.
This is a 10 year old car, anything is possible... but something is going wrong as you cannot start the car normally. Hope this helps.....
#109 of 119 2001 Avalon Shuts Down
Aug 17, 2010 (4:20 pm)
2001 Avalon dies when you let off the gas. it will crank back up each time. Any ideas?
#110 of 119 Re: 2001 Avalon Shuts Down [gkinsley]
Aug 17, 2010 (4:26 pm)
Are you referring to cold starts? Probably the idle control valve. If this happens when the engine is warm, the idle control valve is still a possibility, but less so.
#111 of 119 2000 Avalon 100K cranks, cranks but doesnt start
Nov 11, 2010 (8:00 am)
2000 Avalon 100K miles on it. Got its timing belt, water pump, oxygen sensor, thermostat replaced recently.
two weeks ago: my car at first cranks, cranks, resets date, time and then starts. All my recorded FM stations were also lost.
last week friday: Cranks cranks but doesnt start had to call AAA to jump start it thought it will be battery problem
Yesterday: Mrng I tried to start but it just cranked cranked , reset-ted date and time and thats it. It didnt start the car. It was around 50 degrees outside. In the evening one of my friend told Try one two crank then try once again and it started . Tried the same today too and it worked.
Can some one help in knowing what the main problem is..
#112 of 119 Re: 2000 Avalon 100K cranks, cranks but doesnt start [sumukhg]
Apr 25, 2011 (9:34 am)
I have very similar problem. 2001 Avalon 180,000 mi. Always runs great, do my own work. I had drivers door panel off to replace broken mirror --- disconnected negative battery terminal. All complete, but now in less than one week, 4 times when I go to start car, it just clicks, but upon immediately turning key off and on a couple of times, it starts normally (very fast turnover with a strong battery). But, electronic time, date, and radio settings all reset to default. Hmmmm, what is it? Electrical? Poor ground? ave I confused the computer?
I'm leaving on a 1600 mi trip in 4 days, so please help guess my problem. Thank you. Curt
Aug 15, 2011 (6:59 pm)
I had the same starter problem many others have, intermittent start issues where it would start but quickly die. Took it to the shop with information I found on this site and did the following three things. I don't know which one fixed the problem, but the car has been running faithfully ever since (knock on wood).
1. Replaced battery
2. Cleaned Idle Control Valve
3. Replaced fuel filter
#114 of 119 Re: Fixed Clicking at starting
Aug 17, 2011 (12:26 pm)
I fixed my problem by removing and THOROUGHLY cleaning both battery terminals at both ends, then reassembling using a little Vaseline. No more clicking without starting. Curt
#115 of 119 2009 Avalon Limited starting problem
Sep 29, 2012 (12:20 pm)
I have a 2009 Avalon Limited with the push button starter. A couple of months ago I started having problems with the starter. I pushed on the brake and waited for the green light to come on, but it stayed orange. After several attempts, the light turned green and it started. This happen on and off for the next few weeks. I took it to the dealership 2 days before the 3 yr warranty expired with 11,563 miles on it. When I left the car there the tech was still trying to get the car started so they could get it into a service bay. The problem was the brake switch that activates the starter button. No charge since it was still under warranty, but I wonder how often this is going to occur in the future.
#116 of 119 Re: 2009 Avalon Limited starting problem [reddog13]
Oct 07, 2012 (5:59 pm)
Am having same problem. Mine is a 2007 Avalon. Anyone have an answer out there?