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  1. I have not experienced or heard of any such problems until this day. The mitsubishi direct injection petrol engines had some issues, but never heard of any problem on the toyota ones.
  2. Just guessing here, but wouldn't think the catalytic converter should have taken any serious damage, and suppose the check engine light will go out when disconnecting the battery.
  3. This pic is from a different type avensis, but the engine is the same.
  4. If not already doing so, use washer fluid with an antifreeze. For example ethanol (not engine coolant antifreeze). Could also be something stuck in the tiny nozzle hole. could be car wax or similar. For cleaning them out, use a suitable, not too wide metal wire.
  5. Perhaps toyotas behave the same way as fords do when the battery goes weak. Could be worth checking up. Have a look here : http://www.fordfusio...ht-bad-battery/
  6. Gooli

    Engine Bay

    Could be the automatic ABS brake check. Mostly happens at first start of the day, and just after setting off. The sound could be described as a very short "clonk".
  7. Sensor 1 is pre, sensor 2 is post cat.
  8. Gooli

    Engine Bay

    Does it happen every time you set off, or just once, seconds after the engine is started?
  9. ...and remember to always disconnect the battery for five minutes and leave it that way, before tinkering with airbags.
  10. Is your car 1.8 or 2.0 litre? /Edit Saw in an earlier post it is a 1.8 litre.
  11. Would be a tad easier if stated what model you have, but I suppose you are talking about the "2000 w plate avensis gs" spoken of in an earlier post.
  12. You've got the 1AZ-FSE.
  13. My impression of the 2.0 litre vvt-i is that it lacks a bit of tourque below 3000 rpm, is quite decent above 3000 rpm, and really comes to life above 4000 rpm. So something must be wrong with your car, and if it feels normal between 2000 and 3000 rpm maybe its just the fuel filter that's clogged or something similar.
  14. If left unattended for 6 months, worst things that could happen would be : Battery being drained (recharge), Radio memory being reset (re-save settings), Drivers side power window being reset (set the max up/down position for it to function properly) And if left standing outside, maybe needing a car wash :P
  15. Have a look at this page. Its for the RAV4, which has got rear brake discs, but everything else should be the same as on your car. Oh, there's two major differences. The adjuster is located on upper end of the the brake drum on your car, and when correctly adjusted, the handbrake lever travel should be 4 to 7 clicks. http://www.toyotaown...showtopic=77297
  16. You may get some leads on this page: http://www.extreme-check-engine-light-codes.com/Toyota%20OBD1%20Decoder.htm
  17. Have a look on this site, it's only in german, but google translate can be of great help : http://www.pkwteile.de/autoteile/toyota-ersatzteile/avensis-t25/17345/10666/spiegel
  18. Is the car still under warranty? If so, the dealer should be able to help you.
  19. As the ancient saying goes : the older the car, the easier to sort.
  20. Good to hear. Keep us posted on the progress.
  21. As far as I can remember, the steering rack seal sound, was more like the one on the video below.
  22. "If the car was built between 2001 and 2009, the digits 0-8 will appear here" Guess your car is a 2001 then.
  23. Don't know if it will work for you, but this is how i did:
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