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Toyota Avalon, Suspension, Sedan
#35 of 85 Re: water leak [gpciii]
Feb 26, 2007 (11:58 am)
That would definitely make me angry. When they have to outsource their own warranty work to another shop, you know that something is very wrong with the whole thing. From the get go. Then the warranty becomes worthless, and the extended warranty becomes less than worthless.
#36 of 85 Re: dash rattle [rpfingsten]
Apr 05, 2007 (7:29 pm)
Iím glad I found this blog. I just purchased a 06 Avalon XLS with low mileage. When I went for a test drive all was fine. Now the New England weather has changed and temps are around freezing. Got this annoying rattle that seems to be coming from the passenger side dash near the door. When the car heats up it goes away. Strange! Next cold morning Iíll push up on the sunroof and see if it will stop. Talk about counterintuitive. Considering what I paid for this car, itís disappointing. Iíll be back to the dealer for a repair. Iíll let the group know how it goes.
#37 of 85 Re: dash rattle [larry_steiner]
Apr 06, 2007 (4:52 am)
As you can see from my previous post, this "intermittent cold weather rattle" problem frustrated me, Toyota and the dealership for over two years. Finally, the problem was fixed last month. Long story, but the net is the noise was coming from a metal flex issue in the moonroof and it was addressed by removing the deadline and moonroof assembly and adding some kind of special sound proof material. This was also done last year, but it did not help. Obviously, this doesn't "fix" the flex issue, but as long as I don't hear it, I'm OK. Now, after two years, I have a rattle free Avalon.
Good luck! Dan
#38 of 85 Clacking Noise
Oct 02, 2007 (10:07 am)
I have a 05 Limited & there is a clacking noise upon backing up or turning sometime (Sounds like bad cv joints)
Took it to dealer & of course it didn't do it. Anyone have this problem? Help anyone!
#39 of 85 Re: Clacking Noise [lsi]
Oct 02, 2007 (10:56 am)
There was a TSB out for problems with the steering column related to noise and, I think, vibration. Although, I couldn't notice any issues with noise from my steering column, my steering column on my Limited was replaced last winter.
#40 of 85 Re: Clacking Noise [lsi]
Oct 18, 2007 (9:22 am)
I have the same problem (clacking noise in rear)when backing up and I also noticed it in front when turning right. The front noise is new but the rear noise has been there for a while. I need to take it to the dealer in the next two weeks for routine service and inspection and will let you know what I find out.
#41 of 85 Strut Mount Noise and solution
Dec 23, 2007 (4:08 pm)
Toyota dealer gave me two new front mounts. One was 48603-33021 recommended replacement for '98 OEM and the other was 48609-07010 a strut mount from a '95-96 Lexus ES300. The kid was lookign for the second mount and now I know why. He sis not tell me they where for different cars. Did not realize it until I had the assmbles down that they were different. I lived with the larger lexus support but needed to open the top strut area about 1/8" more at the top to accept the larger lexus supprt. I was not going to go back to toyota and wait a week to get the right part. Bottom line is wife said it was great for about a week and then a cold snap hit ht earea last week and wouldn't you know it the 48603-33021 started to make all kinds of noise again. The Lexus mount was perfect. I just went down and got a second Lexus mount for the other side and so far the problem is solved.
#42 of 85 Avalon squeaking
Jan 07, 2008 (5:07 pm)
We have a 99 avalon. We just replace the struts, mounts and sway bar...everyting was great for 2 days. Now I have a squeak when I do a slow sharp turn. It sounds like rubber on rubber. We have had it looked at and have been told that it is our rack, or our engine mount...also somebody suggest the ball joints needing greasing. All I know is that it developed after the struts were replaced. Our friend who did the work actually replaced all the new work since it was squeaking so bad...and it was great...for 2 days just like the first time...the more we drove it...the more the squeak. Can anybody help us with a solution.
#43 of 85 Re: Clacking Noise [nc_ace]
Jan 25, 2008 (10:15 am)
I would be really interested to know what the dealer told you when you took your Avalon in for service and inspection since I have a 1997 Avalon that is making the same kind of noise that you are talking about in your posting.
#44 of 85 Re: Clacking Noise [jaasongreg08]
Jan 25, 2008 (1:21 pm)
We have not taken it to the Toyota dealer yet. We had taken it to auto repair places and got different opinions. We are making an appointment with a dealer for this next week. Will let you know as soon as they tell us, we fix what they say is wrong...and IF it fixes the problem.