Transmission Whine -- 2000 Avalon

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Old 13 Apr 2006, 11:49 pm   #1 (permalink)
Merritt Mullen
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Default Transmission Whine -- 2000 Avalon

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a message about a whining sound from the
transmission of my 2000 Avalon XL with 75,000 miles. This is the car that
was apparently abused (not maintained regularly) by the previous owner and
had a sludged engine and clogged baffles in the valve covers. A factory
rebuilt short block, head rebuild, and new valve covers complements of
Toyota Extended Care took care of the first problem.

Got the car back today from the transmission work. Turns out the
transmission whine was mostly due to worn parts in the differential. The
description on the RO states:

"Ring gear, pinion gear, bearings, seals and front differential parts
scored. Replaced front differential case, pinion gear, ring gear bearings
and seals along with spacer and gasket."

Total for the differential work came to $2279.60, all paid by Toyota Extra
Care.

Merritt
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Old 14 Apr 2006, 01:05 am   #2 (permalink)
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Good deal and good to know what it's about. But the price is mainly for
the customer. Toyota pays wholesale to the dealer anyway, which is much
lower than that.

The extended warranty more than paid for itself in your case. Toyota
did switch from gear oil to ATF for the differential, if that makes any
difference I wonder, now there is no going back since the pans are
shared between the tranny and the diff.


Merritt Mullen wrote:
> A couple of weeks ago, I posted a message about a whining sound from the
> transmission of my 2000 Avalon XL with 75,000 miles. This is the car that
> was apparently abused (not maintained regularly) by the previous owner and
> had a sludged engine and clogged baffles in the valve covers. A factory
> rebuilt short block, head rebuild, and new valve covers complements of
> Toyota Extended Care took care of the first problem.
>
> Got the car back today from the transmission work. Turns out the
> transmission whine was mostly due to worn parts in the differential. The
> description on the RO states:
>
> "Ring gear, pinion gear, bearings, seals and front differential parts
> scored. Replaced front differential case, pinion gear, ring gear bearings
> and seals along with spacer and gasket."
>
> Total for the differential work came to $2279.60, all paid by Toyota Extra
> Care.
>
> Merritt


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