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#131 of 157 2002 Toyota Avalon Shutting Off
Jun 08, 2009 (5:34 am)
I have a 2002 Toyota Avalon with about 100k miles on it. It runs like butter except for in the last 6 months or so I will crank the car and when I shift into drive the car will shut off. Normally it has restarted right away and I can go along my merry way. My mechanic has tested everything he knows to figure out the problem and has not been able to find anything. The problem seemed to go away for a while after pouring fuel injection cleaner into my gas tank, but last week I had to crank the car 8 or 9 times before it would start. The problem is very intermittent which is one of the reasons my mechanic has had a hard time finding any problem. Hopefully someone else has had this same problem.
#132 of 157 Car detailed--electrical system off!
Aug 02, 2009 (5:45 am)
Just had my 2000 Avalon detailed. It looks great, starts & runs fine, but seats, windows, locks & other electrical things have all stopped working. Any ideas? Thanks!
#133 of 157 Re: Car detailed--electrical system off! [avaloon]
Aug 03, 2009 (5:25 am)
Start checking the obvious things like fuses. Possibly while cleaning they got some connectors wet and blew the fuses.
#134 of 157 2001 toyota avalon dash gauges not working
Sep 08, 2009 (9:01 am)
my dash gauges (fuel, speedometer, odometer, temperature) stopped working. it doesn't appear to be a fuse problem. any ideas? is this a major problem that has to be fixed by dealer? will a mechanic need special tools etc. to fix? an expensive fix?
#135 of 157 Door Locks-2000 Avalon XLS
Oct 05, 2009 (12:43 pm)
Suddenly the unlock portion of the switch has stopped working. The remote works and the lock works, but both the driver and passengers switches will not unlock the locks. Can anyone tell me what's up with this. To me it seems weird that only the unlock will not work. Thanks
#136 of 157 Re: Door Locks-2000 Avalon XLS [kaablueii]
Oct 06, 2009 (11:51 am)
Do the rear door switches work?
What happens when you have all four doors locked, come to a stop, and shift to Park? Do any of the doors unlock automatically?
#137 of 157 Re: Door Locks-2000 Avalon XLS [iamknott]
Oct 06, 2009 (1:37 pm)
There are no lock switched on the rear doors, just to two front doors. When you put the car in gear the doors lock, but they have never unlocked when you place the car in park. I don't think that the doors are supposed to unlock when parked.
Also, I noticed something else. The trunk release on the dash seems to be tied to the door locks as it stopped working at the same time. Just noticed this. All this seems very strange to me.
#138 of 157 Re: Door Locks-2000 Avalon XLS [kaablueii]
Oct 06, 2009 (1:43 pm)
Not so strange to me...
The trunk lid wiring goes through one of the trunk hinges and is often pinched enough to blow fuses.
#139 of 157 Re: Door Locks-2000 Avalon XLS [kaablueii]
Oct 07, 2009 (10:33 am)
Sorry, I thought the shift lever lock/unlock actuator might be a place to look for trouble. There must have been a change between your model year and mine (2007) because my doors do unlock when shifting into Park.
#140 of 157 Re: 2002 Toyota Avalon Shutting Off [ecujenn]
Jan 21, 2010 (10:54 am)
Have your idle air controller checked for carbon buildup. Have it cleaned or replaced. My Avalon did the same thing and that's what the problem turned out to be.