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Old 06-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2000 Toyota Avalon XLS Spark plugs

Hi All,

Check Engine light came on in my car (126,000 miles) and when I got it checked they told me that spark plugs needs to be replaced and Toyota Avalon needs a very specific kind of spark plug, not the regular platinum spark plug.

Could someone give me some insight on this? Maybe a link to the specific spark plug that they are talking about.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Check Engine light came on in my car (126,000 miles) and when I got it checked they told me that spark plugs needs to be replaced and Toyota Avalon needs a very specific kind of spark plug, not the regular platinum spark plug.

Could someone give me some insight on this? Maybe a link to the specific spark plug that they are talking about.

Thanks in advance.
Might be stamped on the firewall? Just go buy them from the dealer - their price is as cheap as anyones and you'll get lots of peace of mind from buying OEM. No affiliation, bla bla bla

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Old 06-25-2008, 03:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Spark plugs on a 2000 Avalon

Iridum Denso etc like the earlier guy said, howver your troubles are only just starting..................

You can save afew dollar buying these plugs on the web but I would not attempt to get the rear ones out unless you have a lift to put the car on.

You need to be Houdini, double jointed and very patient or pay the dealer some $200 plus just to chage the plugs.

Thats why they last 120000 miles, they are such a pain to replace.
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Thanks for the replies.

I bought the plugs from Autozone and replaced them. Also replace the Fuel filter and the Air filter. Now the acceleration is much better. However aftr few days the CE light came on again, as for the forum I think its the MAF sensor. So I might try replacing it.
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Get the code read and post it here. If you think it's the MAF then clean it first. Don't throw parts at a problem until it's diagnosed.
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oki.. I will do that.
So I saw that by cleaning the MAF, you mean spraying it with some cleaning oil spray, right?
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Is there any good website where they show how to replace spark plugs yourself on Avalon(DIY)??
Also, fuel filter??
Thank you so much in advance. ^^
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Is there any good website where they show how to replace spark plugs yourself on Avalon(DIY)??
Also, fuel filter??
Thank you so much in advance. ^^
autozone.com has some instructions. When you browse for the part that you are looking to replace, for some parts they have the instructions available.

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hmm i wouldnt clean the maf sensor with brake cleaner. i use the car electronic cleaner (also sold next to the brake cleaner in autozone and advance auto parts) and spray it out. dont touch the sensor with the q-tip!!
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