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Need Help- Idling Problem on Avalon???

Wilson C
06-28-2006, 09:25 AM
Here's the story-

I took my Toyota Avalon in to a Goodyear tire and service center last week to replace the tires, check all fluids/top them off/change if necessary, and check my brakes. Before I took the car in, it never had any problems idling. When I got the car back, it started at first, but then immediately stalled. I tried a few times and the same thing happened, however, I figured it was just a temporary thing and would go away. Turns out, the car will not idle at all any more! So, I took it back to get them to fix the problem, since it seemed highly likely that they caused the problem, whether on accident or on purpose. However, they recommended an engine diagnostic and then came back with a quote to replace the throttle position sensor, do a decarbonization, and replace the fuel filter...does this seem fishy to anyone else, or do you think it is just a coincidence?

Thanks, Wilson

06-28-2006, 10:44 AM
Clean your IAC, throttlebody, and EGR valves by hand. It's a $5 project.
If it still won't idle, check for vacuum leaks.

Wilson C
06-28-2006, 01:06 PM
Thanks, I'll try that.


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