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  1. Engine whine?

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    Follow up - the issue was the alternator. @flyingn wins! I suspect that because the car sits unused for six months of the year, that the bearings wore out prematurely. I replaced the Denso unit with a 100A unit from Advance Auto ($200), and all has been good for the past 3K miles.
  2. Car Radio issue

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    The symptoms that you list describe a short circuit inside of the rear connector or the radio itself. The memory circuit (yellow wire) was providing current to the power (red) circuit. You could troubleshoot by removing the radio and connecting it to another power source. See if it turns on and...
  3. coolant flush...

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Drain the old coolant - because the anti-corrosive additives and lubricants have probably stopped working optimally - and refill with fresh Toyota Pink coolant. Don't be too shocked it your coolant pump starts leaking because you may have already damaged it. Unless you are trying to flush out a...
  4. 2001 Avalon Alternator Replacement - VIDEO

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    I did this job 6 months ago on my '01 with 90K miles. I replaced my Denso alternator with a $200 one from Advanced Auto Parts. I ran into the same problem with the adjuster's lock bolt. This video would have been helpful!
  5. 2001 Toyota Avalon with 500K Miles

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    How often did you change the COOLANT, ad did you use Toyota OEM RED? Not changing the coolant every 3 years or 30K miles means that the lubricant will stop doing its job, and that any "crud" in the system will "visit" the bearings in the water pump. There is a great thread here which touches on...
  6. New Buyer. 2004 Toyota Avalon XLS

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    2nd Gen Avalons are well known to make over 300K miles if properly cared for. I would ask when the oil, timing belt, spark plugs, coolant, ATF and brake fluid were last changed, and the interval between these changes. If the current owner has all records, it should not be a problem. KBB recently...
  7. Brake backing plate/splash shield - Ft $25 Rear $275!?

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    You, sir, are AWESOME!!!!:thumbsup::banana:
  8. Adding USB Audio to stock head unit

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    I am using my ROAV bluetooth to FM transmitter and charger with ZERO issues with my Samsung Galaxy S8 (2018), and it worked just as well with my Galaxy S5 (2015), in my 2001 Avalon. I stream and control music from the phone's SD card using the Samsung music app and from Pandora using the buttons...
  9. 2015 Tacoma Issue

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Check all the wiring to the sparkplugs. Possibly swap the plugs?
  10. '14 DCLB Black behind the clear rear fender stone guards

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    It's happening to my '09 TRD OR Access Cab too. I think it shows more with white and Silver Streak Mica.
  11. Frame Corrosion after CPC Spray

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    You have received more replies to your thread on the same topic in TacomaWorld. Bottom line: don't do it.
  12. Air filter

    Avalon 3rd Generation (2005-2012)
    78K miles - replace both. This thread is in the wrong forum. 2006 Avalon is Gen-3.
  13. 1MZ-FE Carnage: Timing Belt & Coolant, A Cautionary Tale

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    Thanks for the PM warning that Toyota Red and Toyota Pink are NOT THE SAME! User BigD1 at bobistheoilguy summed it up with this pic; It looks like Zerex Asian Vehicle Long-Life Formula is equal to Toyota Pink. While Zerex G-05 HOAT comes close to Toyota Red, it contains silicates, so there is...
  14. 1MZ-FE Carnage: Timing Belt & Coolant, A Cautionary Tale

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    WOW! Great writeup and pictures too! FWIW, I switched from Toyota OEM Red + distilled water ($0.89/gallon @ Walmart) to Toyota OEM Pink when I did the timing belt and water pump on my '01 Avalon in 2016. When I bought the car in 2012 one of the first jobs that I had done was a coolant change...
  15. Rear Quarter Panel Replacement help

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    I am not going to download your PDF. Either post a picture, or I won't look at it. However, I started a thread and a poll on a rear quarter panel repair here: https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/155-avalon-2nd-generation-2000-2004/1637088-rear-quarter-repair.html This may help you understand...
  16. Need Touch Up Paint Advice

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    The Duplicolor container above HAS a brush.
  17. Need Touch Up Paint Advice

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I recently bought Duplicolor Touch Up paint, and have used it effectively, from Amazon;
  18. Alternator died, stopped charging

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    Gimme a break - a 19-year-old component wears out and you're griping? Alternators are affected by heat, the health of your battery, water, dirt, belt tension, and anything else that might affect the electrical system of the vehicle. And they do their work in a horrible environment. It's a wonder...
  19. Loss of power

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    This could be the torque converter NOT locking up. See
  20. No "2019" year date on my 2001 Avalon?

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    The problem is getting attention... Y'all should read this; https://jalopnik.com/a-design-quirk-on-the-2000-toyota-avalon-means-the-car-1832618080 and the reason is; "The engineers never expected their customers to live longer than 20 years from purchase." - Zedo
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