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  1. Hi there. This is probably not the right place to put this, but I couldn't figure out anywhere else suitable on the forum. Hopefully this will be of use to someone.... I got rid of my 2002 avensis late last year and I was having a clearout the other day and found some touch up tape which came with it. It was dark green in colour, if I remember correctly "kielder green." I would best describe it as like British Racing Green. Anyway, I only ever used one transfer out of it and the rest are unused, so if anyone wants it I'll quite happily post it out (uk only) to them. The parts nos are as follows; parts no- 08920-03070-G6 DK.GREEN M.M. color no 6S3. I can be contacted via email at ......... alhendo1@hotmail.co.uk ......... Cheers.Alan.
  2. Thanks for the advice from all concerned.I checked it as you said and its all working now.Sorry for the delay in replying......time sort of ran away with me, but your advice was appreciated. Now if it would just stop burning oil.............
  3. hi again. set about stripping the right side undertray and the front part of the right side wheelarch liner off and as you said.....hey presto....one washer pump bottle.fixed into the bottom of it are TWO seperate washer pumps with a tube coming out of each one. checked the working rear one against the front washer jet tube and they're working again, so its the pump at fault. as you said, all the fluid drained out(wet leg.) so the offending pump has been removed and I will source a replacement one way or another. put undertray etc back together and broke a couple of liner clips and have one screw left........not bad really.....again thanks for your help.....cheers.alan. :P
  4. thanks for the info.will give this a try.
  5. Almost certainly a single washer pump for front and rear; it spins the opposite way to pump to the front vs the rear. Sometimes fail in one direction first, then the other, and other times they just fail completely all at once. Sorry, not sure about fuses or access for your car; on my Celica you have to remove the wheel arch liner to get at the pump. But it's probably just pushed into the bottle so if you can get a hand to it anyhow you can probably remove it. Note that when it's removed all the washer fluid will leak out, so have something to catch it; I wouldn't re-use it, but wouldn't want it spilled all over the garage either. Motors are about £50 from Toyota, but they seem to be fairly interchangeable between cars, so getting one from a scrappy is a possibility. Halfords etc sell replacements for most cars for £10 to £20, but they rarely fit Toyotas; looks to me like the pump bodies are fairly common between manufacturers but the Toyota wiring connections are different, so you could probably use a Halfords pump if you were prepared to alter the wiring to suit.
  6. Almost certainly a single washer pump for front and rear; it spins the opposite way to pump to the front vs the rear. Sometimes fail in one direction first, then the other, and other times they just fail completely all at once. Sorry, not sure about fuses or access for your car; on my Celica you have to remove the wheel arch liner to get at the pump. But it's probably just pushed into the bottle so if you can get a hand to it anyhow you can probably remove it. Note that when it's removed all the washer fluid will leak out, so have something to catch it; I wouldn't re-use it, but wouldn't want it spilled all over the garage either. Motors are about £50 from Toyota, but they seem to be fairly interchangeable between cars, so getting one from a scrappy is a possibility. Halfords etc sell replacements for most cars for £10 to £20, but they rarely fit Toyotas; looks to me like the pump bodies are fairly common between manufacturers but the Toyota wiring connections are different, so you could probably use a Halfords pump if you were prepared to alter the wiring to suit.
  7. Hi there.can anyone help please? My 2002 avensis 1.8vvti hatchs' windscreen washers are playing up. The symptoms are as follows.... When you pull the stalk for the front windscreen washers no fluid comes out the jets on the bonnet(not even a trickle) and there is no noise either, although the wipers still sweep. The rear washer jet works fine and the wiper sweeps. I had a quick look at the set up under the bonnet , but the washer bottle is tucked away under the wing area. Anyone any ideas what it could be? is there a fuse for the washer pump itself, cause I couldn't find it(only the one for wipers.) Are there two seperate pumps for front and rear washers? How do i get into the fluid bottle under the wing.Any ideas/instructions would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.Alan. :(
  8. Hi there.I'm looking for some advice on a couple of avensis matters.My 1.8 vvti gs 2002 had the rear brake calipers stripped and re greased etc in order that it would pass its mot last year(june 2005) as it failed its mot on them sticking. A few weeks ago I heard a clicking sound from the rear offside and on investigation saw that the pads were almost done and the disc had a couple of bands of rust around it where it had been worn unevenly.The nearside rear was the similar although not quite as bad. My garage said it looked as though it had been sticking on again and stripped and regreased the calipers.They said they have seen a few avensises with rear disc brakes with the same problem.Any thoughts or opinions on this as it seems a bit unreasonable to have to do this every nine months. I had a service done (40k major) at my local motor engineer and he recommended and used fully synthetic oil. I'm not sure if this is required or would semi synth do? A mate seems to think semi would do.Again any thoughts or opinions.Thanks Alan.
  9. Thanks for your views and advice.I'll maybe think a bit longer before I commit myself to another toyota.
  10. Hi there.I'm thinking about buying a rav4, maybe about 4 years old or so.Can anyone out there tell me if they are as a whole quite reliable or are there particular years or variations I should avoid. I have a 2002 vvti avensis which has been nothing but bother.Apparently the british made 1800vvti's between 2000-2002 have a number of quality issues ranging from oil burning engines to dodgy gear boxes.any help would be appreciated.........
  11. I have "barums"fitted to the rear of my avensis and they wear well and grip well in the wet. You can get good deals on these from the likes of National tyres. I paid £86 all in for two.My tyre dealer said they are a good compromise between something like a michelin energy and the lower end of the scale. He says a lot of taxis use them so they can't be bad. I can't say what they are like on the front though, but i'll give them a try next time round.
  12. I had the same problem on my 2002 1.8 vvti. My mechanic put some french chalk on it and the squeal went away. He said to keep an eye on the chalk and watch how it wears off. Mine wore off unevenly and the squeal returned so he advised fitting a new belt.He only charged 1/2 an hours labour but the toyota part/belt cost £34.what's all that about???? Anyway its running fine now.
  13. Hi there. My 2002 avensis hatch 1.8vvti petrol has a rattling noise coming from the boot lid/hatchback(again). It was one of many faults fixed under warranty, according to the "technician" by adjusting "striker settings". Does anyone know what they are and could I adjust them at home. I'd rather not re-visit that dealership again.Thanks. :ffs:
  14. Thanks for the replies. I'll have a hunt through the classifieds and get it seen to.
  15. thanks, think i'll jusy shop around and pay the money rather than messing around myself.
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