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Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004) Specific discussion of the second generation Toyota Avalon

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post #31 of 47 Old 04-25-2014, 06:14 PM
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my co worker has a little over 300k on his 04 Avalon with the original timing belt. True story
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Hey, what mileage did you get the tbelts changed at?
around 150K and then 325K
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Congrats on your longevity!! 4,000 mile oci's, what oil and filter you using (please don't tell me whatever's on sale, that would really blow my mind)?
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how many miles are you up to now?














today, 12.25.16, I have 506,000 on my 2001 xls. I would have more but can drive my company car for personal use so I do. my sister drives the xls some just to keep the battery up. I'm the second owner and normally change oil between 3 and 4k. finally broke down and replaced the rear three sparkplugs. I had put 150k on them and they honestly didn't look too bad. removing everything that I did was a chore, but I did it. going to attempt a timing belt change here soo
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So what mechanical have your changed on the car? Alternator, starter, ect. What else went out? Wondering what I should keep an eye out for.
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right now I have 507,500 on it. like I said, I just don't drive it much since having a company provided vehicle. My sister will drive it some. stays in the garage but always cranks right up.


radiator, two calipers, alternator replaced over the last 10 years. most recently, the driver seat heater switch quit and I had to replace the climate control unit, the switch is part of it and couldn't be sourced separately. no big deal--------found a used one that worked fine. that was December '16. then about the same time, one of the variable timing control valve went bad causing the engine to operate erratically. I had to have my mechanic diagnosis it and he replaced with new OEM valve. wasn't cheap, $200 plus. those are the only items outside normal maintenance things. I think I will try and tackle the timing belt and components soon. not too long ago, I replaced all the spark plugs, and enjoyed removing all the intake items to get to the back ones. hope my experience will help someone.
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Congrats on your longevity!! 4,000 mile oci's, what oil and filter you using (please don't tell me whatever's on sale, that would really blow my mind)?
I was looking forward to this info too. Mike can ya tell us?
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congrats, Mike!

Have a 2003 Avalon with 182,000 miles on it. It's in storage right now. Pretty bad hail damage, but I intend to use it as my go to work car...as soon as my '99 Solara quits (if ever, with 275,000 presently on it).

Also have a 2004 Avalon with 102,000 miles on it. Wife's car. Still runs like brand new.

Had to put a new alternator on the '03 at around 135,000. Did the second timing belt/water pump at 182,000.

As for the '04, its pretty much all original. Did a new timing belt/water pump at 94,000.

Use Pennzoil Platinum and NAPA Gold oil filters on all my vehicles.

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'00 Camry (adult daughter's)
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I wonder who has the lowest mileage on their 2000-2004 Avalon? Mine has 94K, but I'm sure there are cars with a lot less.
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my co worker has a little over 300k on his 04 Avalon with the original timing belt. True story
Not smart....when it lets go it's going to cost him!
I had an 87 Camry (2L, 4cyl) with 870,000km (approx 500,000mi). Used "whatever was on sale" synthetic or synthetic blend oil and filters with 5,000km (3,000mi) oil change intervals since new. Never had a single problem...never burned oil.
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Ever change radiator hoses? My mechanic broke the radiator at the top hose when trying to remove it so in addition to a new radiator, we changed hoses, but they didn't look bad at 220K.
I replaced all 4 strut/spring assy's at 150K. There was a clunk from the rear going over bumps that sounded like something rolling about in the trunk. Eliminated suspension and exhaust bushings, read the strut pads can cause this. Got a set (KYB) from Tire Rack and they fixed the noise but more importantly the difference in ride/handling was a remarkable improvement. I believe that shocks wear out gradually and one becomes slowly accustomed to the degradation.
Would be nice to know if/how often you change ATF and coolant?
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I wonder who has the lowest mileage on their 2000-2004 Avalon? Mine has 94K, but I'm sure there are cars with a lot less.
My barber's wife picked one up with 64K, not sure of year but in that generation. Paid $4K.
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Not smart....when it lets go it's going to cost him!
I had an 87 Camry (2L, 4cyl) with 870,000km (approx 500,000mi). Used "whatever was on sale" synthetic or synthetic blend oil and filters with 5,000km (3,000mi) oil change intervals since new. Never had a single problem...never burned oil.

I told him that. he does not care. The car has paid for itself many times over, he said. When it launches, its going to the scrapyard,
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'00 has ~189K. Driven mostly highway. OCI @ 12 months or 10K miles. House brand (CarQuest) synthetic 710 and synthetic media filter (purolator boss).
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One was on sale with 48,000 last summer -- someone got it before me - What a bummer! Ended up buying 04 with 135 - still a mere child.
I looked at it - had some cobwebs under the hood. I was the grandfathers car that family was selling.
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