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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
200,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace crank pulley and both belts (1 reports)
2002 Toyota Avalon engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152014

Avalon V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


Crankshaft made noise while driving home. When I got in my car the next morning the crankshaft pulley was not moving and the belt came off of it and was laying on the shaft. My AC stopped working and the alternator stopped charging the car. My battery light came on. I paid Toyota $500.00 for a new alternator and since having it installed I had to buy two batteries because the alternator does not work properly. Now this.

Toyota recalled crankshaft pulleys for 2004 Avalons. My 2002 Avalon needs to be recalled also. I refuse to pay $850.00 for this problem.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

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