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  • First Name
    Alfred
  • Toyota Model
    Avensis 1.8 auto
  • Toyota Year
    1999
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    Merseyside

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  1. Thank you to all contributors. A bit more information. This damage occurred when, in the night, a slate fell off my next door’s roof and landed on my boot. The damage was small but significant being a roundish pocket punched in the boot lid ( imagine the bottom half of an egg ) so it was small but awkward. . The are some scratches as well but these are minor. A repair shop wanted around £250 plus VAT to repair as they would have to respray the whole boot lid. I don’t fancy trying to beat out the depression in the boot or pulling it out so I decided to fix it myself. (I also have to mainta
  2. I have a Toyota Avensis Saloon,registraion S240WCA, automatic, registered 21.1.99 which I have owned for 20 years . Its brilliant. I now have to repair minor paintwork damage. I can't find a plaque with the paint identification on it but there is a reference in the papers that the paint is 6P3 British Green. Has any one got a similar dated car and if so can you confirm the colour. I also need to find a suplier for the paint. Thanks. Roystond
  3. Thank you for your helpful replies. After reading them I decided to consider replacing first the pads and then if necessary the disks with "Genuine Toyota parts". I approached my local garage to get quotes but they told me that there are no genuine Toyota pads. This supply has been over taken by the main suppliers like Girling. Although they sell "Genuine Toyota parts "(and may have Toyota stamped on them) they don't come from Toyota so even if my garage supplied new parts they would no be any different. Is this correct? Has anyone background information on this? Thanks Alfred
  4. Toyota Avensis S240WCA First Registration 29-1-99 Owned since 26-6 2001 i.e. Approx 18 (great) years Grunting noise This is an automatic car I have owned for 18 years and it has been absolutely superb all that time and any problems easily fixed. It is very quiet to drive and auto change of gears almost undetectable. BUT I had new disks and pads in January and since then I have had a grunting noise (hard to describe) which occurs when waiting in drive and then starting off, only occurring at that time or when coming to a stop and as you approach stop and remaining in drive (
  5. I nave a Toyota Avensis GLS AUTO 1762cc registered January 99. I has done 109,000 miles approximately and the registration is S240 WCA. It is dark green and it has been absolutely great and I don't ever want to part with it ! However lately I have seen small signs of rust on the "black" trim round the windows which looks like either black satin or black matte or some kind of black (but not black gloss). Has anyone any information on this as I will rub it down and touch it up or preferably spray it but I want the correct colour match. The name of a supplier would be a bonus. Thanks
  6. Konrad Thank you for extra information. On reflection overnight I think that of the three photos from 2009 you posted earlier the top one which shows the screwdriver pointed to the screw on the ignition barrel was spot on - that was the one I missed. I thought wrongly looking at the photo it was right at the top end of the barrel and as I did not find it there I thought there wasn't one but in fact it is further down the barrel. I should have spotted it. Thanks again
  7. This is now fixed but I have to confess I still could not get the top shroud off so I asked my garage to do it. They did and then reassembled everything. What was holding it in place was ONE final screw i had not seen. I cannot send a photo because he had reassembled but it is an upward pointing screw about an inch down from the ignition barrel. On the switch coming out but not the one going in there was a black box attached - see photo - does anyone know what this is please. Everything is working OK without it. He reassembled everything and he charged me nothing as opposed to the £240 that
  8. This is now fixed but I have to confess I still could not get the top shroud off so I asked my garage to do it. They did and then reassembled everything. What was holding it in place was ONE final screw i had not seen. I cannot send a photo because he had reassembled but it is an upward pointing screw about an inch down from the ignition barrel. On the switch coming out but not the one going in there was a black box attached - see photo - does anyone know what this is please. Everything is working OK without it. Photo in later post. He reassembled everything and he charged me nothing as oppo
  9. Thanks very much to all. I have progressed further in that I have now removed the lower steering column facia but unfortunately I cannot remove the top one. There is something holding it in but very difficult to see from underneath. It is not clips to the lower shroud as the lower shroud is now well and truly out. Gazza 1286 Sorry, I cannot see the screws you refer to as !Removed! the top and bottom together one of which is a machine screw and fixing to steering column. I will look at it again. I think I will remove the front seat so I can lie on my back and get a better view than contorti
  10. I have an Avensis first generation Saloon, S registration (1999), 110,000 miles automatic and a wonderful car entirely suitable for me. The indicator turn light on the drivers side (i.e. right turn) only works intermittently which is quite dangerous. My regular garage could find no fault elsewhere and indicated it is likely to be the switch on the steering column. They quoted me roughly £146 for the switch and £80 for labour which seemed quite steep seeing you don't have to remove the steering wheel. (They have pretty good to me in the past and reliable). But I decided that at these prices
  11. Tay Thank you for this information. I see the Wiperbaldes website has a few options for blades for my car which are:- Wiper Blades (own brand) Flat retrofit WB5-21 WB5-18 Valeo Specific retrofit UM661 UM621 Valeo R53 R45 I have a different car to yours but are you able to be a bit more specific. Was Wiperblades own brand you bought. If you don't know do not worry I will try various ones starting with their own brand. Thanks Roystond
  12. Thanks to all who replied. Having just been on a short holiday to a wet Wales I suffered a great deal with this problem and in the end I was turning the wipers on and off manually. I have tried a few different blades since my last posting including ones which had a mix of soft and hard rubber but no change. The blades for this holiday were new. It is a single thump at the point of flip over that I hear. It is not the sound of the blades going across the screen which are generally silent (although with the occasional judder or screech but this is not a problem). I cannot detect any wear at the
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