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#706 of 965 Re: 2008 Avalon Used [gilseidman]
Mar 06, 2010 (2:36 pm)
What do you think the clickin noise is on my 2008 avalon touring coming from engine. Purchased in Jan 010 with 40,000 still under warranty. I took it to a dealer and they said those types of engines run loud. They said they suspect the VVT-I gear assembly, R&R bank 1 valve cover inspected, all checked normal. It clicks while it is parked while car turned on. It does not make a clicking sound in the morning when I start the car up. I heard Toyota had a service butlletin concerning this.
#707 of 965 Re: 2008 Avalon Used [lewgeor]
Mar 06, 2010 (5:17 pm)
If there is a service bulletin about this problem your service guy should've seen it & corrected it. If you google Toy Avy service bulletins you can find out for yourself.
#708 of 965 Re: 2008 Avalon Used [lewgeor]
Mar 07, 2010 (5:35 am)
I really think its the fuel injectors you are hearing. You wouldn't hear it in the morning when the car is on fast idle. However, when the car is fully warmed up and the engine is idling low it is possible to hear that clicking sound the fuel injectors make. I know on my 06 Avalon I could. Also, if it was something wrong with the engine it would most certainly be worse when first started. What I would do is have someone in the car with the transmission in park rev the engine to around 1800-2000 RPM and hold it there. If the sounds goes away it is the injectors (well it didn't go away you just can't hear it anymore over the sound of the engine)
Mar 09, 2010 (10:22 pm)
I got three different recall notices today on my 08 Touring.
#710 of 965 Re: Recalls! [stoneybroke]
Mar 10, 2010 (3:28 am)
what were the recalls. I did not get anything but took mine to a dealer. He looked at the accelerator and said that one was the recall so he fixed it. Other than the recall on accelerator, what was the other two?
#711 of 965 Re: Recalls! [lewgeor]
Mar 10, 2010 (5:04 am)
After two months of waiting for the official Toyota letter I finally was told by their customer svc folks that they could not tell me when the letter was coming, but that some dealers were doing the "sticking pedal" recall without the letter. She said though that they would NOT do the "floor mat" recall without a letter. She stated they were sending out about 10,000 letters a day. (BTW, I find it incredible that it will take a vaunted company like Toyota months just to send out a bunch of letters. Let's see: take database. Print letters. Mail. And they can't figure out how to do that faster?)
Well, I called my dealer and lo and behold, they will do BOTH recalls without the letter. Then, to my surprise, like stoneybrook, i was informed of a THIRD recall which has been totally unpublicized to my knowledge. It involves a problem with an oil hose, though they did not tell me more than that. The three recalls will be an all day affair as they said the engine must be completely cooled off before they can remove the oil line.
On the bright side, I figure if my car starts to accelerate out of control, the oil line will rupture and the engine will die, saving my life
#712 of 965 Re: Recalls! [lewgeor]
Mar 10, 2010 (5:47 am)
I got three recalls last week for my 2008 Avalon Ltd. One was for the accelerator (had it done), two was for the oil line (had it done), and 3 was for the floor mat/accelerator (have not had that done).
If you read the floor mat recall it indicates that under the right conditions all they do is inspect your mat and if it's a Toyota mat and properly installed they only have to up grade the computer so the car slows down if you touch the brake and accelerator at the same time at high speed.
#713 of 965 Re: Recalls! [tfelton]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:23 am)
WE ARE UP TO FOUR NOW!
(1) The all weather floor mats will be replaced if they are the "old style".
(2) The gas pedal will be shortened and they dig out part of the carpet to prevent a mat from holding the throttle depressed. I've seen this. It looks like a rat chewed on your pedal and carpet.
(3) A new fitting (bushing) will be added to the linkage to prevent sticking pedal.
(4) A new rubber coupling will be added to the vvvti oil line. I will insist on the line that is used in the Lexus engine. It is ALL metal.
#714 of 965 Re: Recalls! [stoneybroke]
Mar 10, 2010 (10:10 am)
What is the "old style" mat? I bought my rubber Avalon mats in '08.
#715 of 965 Re: Recalls! [tfelton]
Mar 10, 2010 (6:07 pm)
Your guess is as good as mine! I purchased a new 08 Touring and the all-weather mats last Summer. The car is with me, in Texas. The mats are in my garage in Pennsylvania.