2002 Avalon Steering Mechanism

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Old 08 Jul 2011, 07:46 am   #1 (permalink)
GRW
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Default 2002 Avalon Steering Mechanism

My local Toyotal dealer told me that I should replace the rack and
pinion on our Avalon because of leaks. I see no evidence of any
leakage such as dropping fluid level or drips on our garage floor, but
am headed out on a long trip where it would be nice if nothing went
wrong. Is there any reason to believe that a 2002 Avalon with 60,000
miles on it should have this done? Should I have the radiator
flushed? Are there other weak links in this car which should be
attended to? Thanks...
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 08:58 am   #2 (permalink)
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"GRW" <watson.g@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> My local Toyotal dealer told me that I should replace the rack and
> pinion on our Avalon because of leaks. I see no evidence of any
> leakage such as dropping fluid level or drips on our garage floor, but
> am headed out on a long trip where it would be nice if nothing went
> wrong. Is there any reason to believe that a 2002 Avalon with 60,000
> miles on it should have this done? Should I have the radiator
> flushed? Are there other weak links in this car which should be
> attended to? Thanks...
>



What does your owner's manual say about radiator service intervals?


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Old 09 Jul 2011, 09:54 pm   #3 (permalink)
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GRW wrote:
> My local Toyotal dealer told me that I should replace the rack and
> pinion on our Avalon because of leaks. I see no evidence of any
> leakage such as dropping fluid level or drips on our garage floor, but
> am headed out on a long trip where it would be nice if nothing went
> wrong. Is there any reason to believe that a 2002 Avalon with 60,000
> miles on it should have this done? Should I have the radiator
> flushed? Are there other weak links in this car which should be
> attended to? Thanks...

Dealers are to be avoided if possible. They operate on large overheads
and charge accordingly. Any accredited mechanic, is capable of and is
legally able, to work on your Avalon.
Save yourself some money,..piss the dealer off, right out of it :-) If
you are concerned, and I wouldn't unless as you mentioned, there was oil
on the ground or wet under the front of the car from the firewall
back,..get a mechanic who haqs a rep for reasonable prices and good work
:-) Ask around as to who people use.

Tim [Oztralia]
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