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#49 of 119 Toyota Avalon 2001 start up problem
Jul 27, 2006 (5:49 pm)
My Toyota Avalon 2001 has 95000 miles. Sometimes, when it stays idle for while, it gives me starting problems. I start the car and the pressure in the tachometer doesnít go over 1. The car jumps a little and dies. To start the car, I have to start the ignition while pressing the accelerator. When I came to my mechanic, the car had no start up problems. He said that it could be anything, and all I can do is wait until my car dies. I canít really do that because I travel a lot and would rather not be stranded in upstate New York on the road I tried ignition clean up liquid but it didnít help.
#50 of 119 Re: Toyota Avalon 2000 start up problem
Aug 22, 2006 (12:28 pm)
Yeah, I am having the same problem when starting the car. I have a Toyota Avalon XL 2000. When put the key in and crank the ignition, once in a while the engine doesn't start. I have to crank again and hit the gas a little to get the RPM's to go over 1,000. I am bringing it to Toyota Dealership San Diego. Possibly fuel injectors.
#51 of 119 Re: Toyota Avalon 2000 start up problem [kwcdiesel]
Aug 22, 2006 (2:24 pm)
I put "Dry Gas" and then I changed gas filter. I don't really know if that helped, but since then the problem disappeared. Good luck to you. Please keep me informed. Thanks
#52 of 119 toyota avalon start up problem
Sep 29, 2006 (1:54 am)
I have a 2000 Toyota Avalon xl. I have not had any problems. Yesterday my car would not start. It makes a loud clicking sound and it can't be jumped off. I read in the previous messages that a cable may be bad, but what cable?
#53 of 119 Re: Toyota Avalon 2000 start up problem [alkric]
Sep 29, 2006 (4:05 am)
The cables that goes from your battery itself. The large red one goes to your starter, black one is the ground. Where each one connects may have corrosion in them which keeps the juice from your battery from reaching the starter. You may even have enough to run your acc like radio, int lights, maybe even headlights but, not enough to turn the starter. The accessories and headlights draw between roughly 1-10 amps. A starter draws 150-200 amps.
#54 of 119 how to replace a starter in a 2000 XL avalon
Oct 01, 2006 (5:48 am)
Can anyone tell me how to replace a starter in a 2000 XL Avalon? Thanks.
#55 of 119 Re: how to replace a starter in a 2000 XL avalon [bkgk]
Oct 01, 2006 (10:28 am)
May I ask how did you came to the conclusion the starter is bad? I am making an assumption that you have no auto service backround or you wouldn't be asking how to replace it(Not a put down). Did someone diagnose it for you? Most folks on this forum who had replaced their starters only found out afterwards that it was a corroded cable terminal or bad battery all along. I'm not telling you it's definately not bad, but just wondering how you arrived at that diagnosis? I would hate to see you put out money for a starter if it's not needed.
#56 of 119 Re: how to replace a starter in a 2000 XL avalon [bkgk]
Oct 02, 2006 (7:49 pm)
Odds are the battery, cable(s) or connections are the cause of a hard starting problem . Check the battery. Remove and clean the terminal clamps. Use sandpaper or emery cloth on the battery posts. Remove then retighten connections at the other end of the cables.
Yes, a 6 year old car may have a bad starter. But do the easy things first. You might be happy you did...
#57 of 119 2006 Avalon cranks but won't start - HELP!
Nov 10, 2006 (8:51 am)
I'm ripping my hair out over an ongoing problem with my 2006 Avalon XLS. Anywhere from 1-10 times per week when you turn the ky to start the engine, it will crank continuously and not start the engine. If you turn the key back to OFF, then try again, it starts right up. When it does this, you can crank the engine seemingly forever, and there is NO sputtering or effort to actually start the engine, just cranking only. The dealership and Toyota "experts" are stumped; however, they did at least verify the problem on one visit. The funny thing is, most of the times it does this when the key is left in the ignition after shutting down, like when the car is parked in the garage. It seems silly, but shouldn't I be able to leave the key in while pumping gas and then expect the car to start again on the first attempt? I've come across 2 other owners on forums who have the same problem, but no solution. I'm interested in any suggestions,please.
#58 of 119 Re: 2006 Avalon cranks but won't start - HELP! [rbarbot]
Nov 10, 2006 (8:32 pm)
I wonder if this is a built in protection to prevent battery drain. I'm talking about the immobilizer system temporarily going to sleep mode in order to conserve battery power. Why not try this method: When you first try to start the vehicle, turn the key on but do not start the vehicle then switch it back off (to wake up immobilizer), then turn key back on and start the vehicle. If engine starts, my guess is right.