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    Code P1150 1999 Toyota Avalon V6 1mz-fe California

    I would always use Toyota or Denso if they are still OE. B1S1 was replaced 10 yrs ago with a Denso, which claimed to be OE. I don't know if that is still the case today. The engine was run for no more than 5 minutes up a hill, I don't know if that affects the ECT. Do I need a live...
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    Code P1150 1999 Toyota Avalon V6 1mz-fe California

    This Avalon has a P1150 code, which is a Bank 2, Sensor 1 (A/F) sensor. I have heard these sensors are trouble prone. Is there a way to confirm the A/F sensor is the problem, such as fuel system bank 2 and fuel trim on bank 2 ? I/M readiness shows o2 sensors are OK (?) Freeze Frame Data Fuel...
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    '99 Toyota Avalon With Alternator Whine

    30.5 VAC and 14.6 VDC at the post . So, it Looks like a bad diode. I guess the VAC indicates how much ripple?
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    '99 Toyota Avalon With Alternator Whine

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Avalon YEAR: 1999 MILES: 30500 ENGINE: 1mzfe DESCRIBE ISSUE.... The alternator whines the most during a cold start and gradually reduces in noise as the engine warm. Charging voltage is 14.0 volts at about 1500 rpm during...
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    Valve Cover Leaking on 99 Toyota Avalon

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Avalon YEAR:1999 MILES: 29,500 ENGINE:1MZ-Fe DESCRIBE ISSUE.... The valve cover is leaking on the front bank, which seems is pretty common on these cars. There also seems to be some issues on the repair and would like to get...
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    Gasket Sealer on '99 Avalon Water Pump Gasket ?

    Yes, the gasket will stay in place with the pump studs in the block.
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    Gasket Sealer on '99 Avalon Water Pump Gasket ?

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. Toyota: Avalon: 1999: MILES: 29,500 ENGINE:1MZ-FE DESCRIBE ISSUE.... As part of a t-belt job I am replacing the water pump using an Aisin kit which is the same water pump rubber /metal gasket and pump design as OEM . I have read some...
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    1999 Toyota Avalon Sway Bar Bushing Replacement

    I may replace the bushings. At quick search and it looks like the only toe links available are OEM at $130 each or off brands, which could have questionable quality, at about $60 each.
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    1999 Toyota Avalon Sway Bar Bushing Replacement

    Looks like the rear lateral toe link bushings are shot. I can rotate both RR and LR by hand and there is a lot of slop. The other rear lateral links in front of the axle are tight. The front and rear sway bar bushings are tight enough where I can't shim them. It could be the front control...
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    1999 Toyota Avalon Sway Bar Bushing Replacement

    These are split bushings and should be easy, unless there is rust then you need to avoid snapping off a mounting bolt and the job becomes a PITA. I should be OK since there is minimal rust on the car. The ride/handling on the car is somewhat soft and floaty and good for comfort, but is harsh...
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    1999 Toyota Avalon Sway Bar Bushing Replacement

    I am debating about the poly, this is for my mother's car. I don't think she would want the added harshness with the poly, but I don't want to do the job again soon. Replacement rubber bushings do not last long on these vehicles from what I have read.
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    1999 Toyota Avalon Sway Bar Bushing Replacement

    I agree, I have similar experience sway bars on older vehicles and have not had to replace the sway bar bushings due to noise. Just typically replace the end links that are worn or broken. But the Avalon and related platforms (Camry and Solara) have this a common problem, they are very...
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    1999 Toyota Avalon Sway Bar Bushing Replacement

    Will the Moog urethanes increase the ride harshness significantly ? I have heard some urethanes can do this, but they are probably performance type with higher hardness. I was not real happy with the quality of the new AC Delco links, but they seem OK. There is no looseness, but the joint is...
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    1999 Toyota Avalon Sway Bar Bushing Replacement

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Avalon YEAR:1999 MILES:29,500 ENGINE: 1mzfe DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I am getting rattling noise from the from the front and rear suspension when hitting bumps which it is worse in cold weather . I think I have traced it down to...
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    Replacing Power Steering Fluid

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Avalon YEAR: 1999 MILES:29523 ENGINE: 1MZ-FE V6 DESCRIBE ISSUE....Power Steering fluid (Dex III ATF) looks brown and I want to change it out. There are no issues with it now so this is PM. I have found this procedure...
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    1999 Toyota Camry V6 T-belt Replacement

    Thanks for the pics! I will replace the water pump, hydraulic tensioner, both pulleys and the belt. If the crank/cam seals are not leaking my plan was not to replace, so not risk a shaft scratch. Or are the seals likely to leak with this low mileage ? Any concern about damage from the...
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    1999 Toyota Camry V6 T-belt Replacement

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Camry YEAR: 1999 MILES: 30,000 ENGINE: 1MZ-FE non-VVT DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I am preparing to do a t-belt job on this car and have reviewed the procedure in the factory manual and a few online videos. I am trying to separate fact...
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    How tight should new stabilizer joint be?

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Avalon YEAR:1999 MILES:28,500 ENGINE:1mz-fe DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I am replacing the original stabilizer links at all four corners. Are the new links defective if I can move the joint by hand (all but three links do this )? Is...
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    83 Pontiac 6000 STE Brake Master Cylinder

    The soft pedal came on slowly start of this year. This car is only driven a 100 or so miles per year. I should clarify, last brake work was caliper clean and lube done a few days ago with no changes to the brake performance. About eight years ago both caliper hoses were replaced then had a...
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    83 Pontiac 6000 STE Brake Master Cylinder

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Pontiac MODEL: 6000 STE YEAR: 1983 MILES: 73000 ENGINE: 2.8 HO (Z code) DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Looks like I need to replace the brake master cylinder. I get a soft pedal and the front calipers are not engaging, only the rear drums. Rubber...