1998 Toyota Avalon - Page 7 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

The window regulator is broken. You must disassemble the door panel to repair.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011 | 210 views

If the CO, HC, and O2 readings are average, then I still suspect the ERG is not being controlled correctly. The EGR should be cold at idle because the EGR ruins the engine vacuum at idle, so must be shut off. And get hot at mid range speed. You can usually feel it with your hand. If it is not opening, then try to manually open it. If it is vacuum, then put a vacuum to its hose port directly. It is it electric, then hot jump it. It is does not cause idle to drop, it is frozen or clogged.

If CO, HC, and O2 readings are below average, then the engine is just running too lean and that gets too hot. Check the sensors, temp, O2, an air mass. An ohmmeter reading of 0 or infinite is bad. The air mass and O2 sensor often are just dirty and need cleaning. PCV foam on the air mass sensor, and carbon on the O2.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011 | 325 views

No there is not a main power relay.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011 | 76 views

could be your brake light switch

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011 | 71 views

so for that issue you will have to replace your blower motor for sure and you might have to change you resistor it should nt be complicated good luck

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011 | 679 views

Please check and fix your coil ans spark plugs and the wires for malfunction

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011 | 139 views

Make sure the parking brake is all the way released.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011 | 405 views

If the keys have a chip, you may have to go back to the wrecker and get the computer out of the same car. Not sure about your car, but thats the way the older gm products are. If there is no chip on the key... i'm out. Sorry.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010 | 113 views


1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 25, 2010 | 183 views

If you feel that the brakes are hard then check you brake booster, It coud be bad or have no vacuum from the intake manifold. Good luck

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010 | 165 views

Jack your car first , Open the oil drain plug and let the oil drain, start to remove the bolts around the oil pan , take it off and If you are not willing to change the pan then wash it really good and scrap the old gasket with a blade or sand paper.

To put it back, use new gasket and silicon sealant around the oil pan and make sure to put it back as it was and make sure everything is sealed because you dont wanna have an oil leak after you get done. Good luck Bro

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010 | 420 views

what makes you think a fuse is blown whats a radion you mean radiator if you cant shift out of part is your car automatic or a stick

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010 | 175 views

It sounds like you damaged the engine when it was low on oil.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010 | 493 views


1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010 | 199 views

sounds like your low on fluid, dont want to keep drivin it like that, or you will most likely be replacing the power steering pump soon.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 05, 2010 | 147 views

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5932051-check_engine_light_check. These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010 | 352 views

do you have rubber seal on window where the windows roll up and down on the out side take a pitcher of water with window up if thats it theres your problem

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010 | 239 views

The bank 1 O2 sensor is one before the catalytic converter. Bank 1 represents the firewall area.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010 | 1,001 views

Have you checked the brake fluid. It has a float switch in the master cylinder and it sounds like you need to add some brake fluid.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 07, 2010 | 484 views

you can do it like this. Let me know if you have questions.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds for models equipped with an air bag.
CAUTION Some models covered by this guide may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS.
  1. Remove the fuse box cover from under the left side of the instrument panel.
  2. Remove the heater control knobs.
  3. Using a screwdriver, carefully pry off the heater control panel.

Fig. Pull the finish panel and disconnect the wiring harness from the back

Fig. Unscrew the instrument cluster from the dash . . .


Fig. . . . then extract the assembly

  1. Unscrew the cluster finish panel retaining screws and pull out the bottom of the panel.

Fig. Detach the cluster wiring, you may want to label them prior


Fig. Remove each bulb individually and inspect for replacement

  1. Remove the combination meter.
  2. Unplug all electrical harnesses and unhook the speedometer cable.

To install:
  1. Connect the speedometer cable and harnesses.
  2. Position the combination meter and secure into the dash.
  3. Install the cluster finish panel.
  4. Install the heater control panel with the control knobs.
  5. Install the fuse box cover if removed.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

1998 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010 | 529 views

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