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#2989905 - 04/30/13 10:44 PM Re: 2002 Avalon-Original coolant. Change out to? [Re: FXjohn]
ChiTDI Offline


Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 2060
Loc: Chicago IL
Ah, didn't know.
50k on a 2002, you got a plum!
I put 165k on mine before passing to the next generation in the family. Good luck with yours!

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#2990656 - 05/01/13 07:21 PM Re: 2002 Avalon-Original coolant. Change out to? [Re: ChiTDI]
FXjohn Offline


Registered: 05/25/07
Posts: 1236
Loc: NE Indiana
Originally Posted By: ChiTDI
Ah, didn't know.
50k on a 2002, you got a plum!
I put 165k on mine before passing to the next generation in the family. Good luck with yours!


just taking care of it for an older family member. I'm going to get new tires, new coolant, cabin filter, trans fluid, power steering fluid.
it's never seen salt!

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#2992264 - 05/03/13 01:21 PM Re: 2002 Avalon-Original coolant. Change out to? [Re: FXjohn]
ChiTDI Offline


Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 2060
Loc: Chicago IL
You might have two drain plugs for the ATF/differential. Mine did.
Yes, ATF for the FWD differential, and it was a common fill from the dipstick. Drains were separate, so just an FYI.
Diff plug was on the front of the housing, and allowed another quart to drain.

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#2992459 - 05/03/13 05:24 PM Re: 2002 Avalon-Original coolant. Change out to? [Re: ChiTDI]
FXjohn Offline


Registered: 05/25/07
Posts: 1236
Loc: NE Indiana
Originally Posted By: ChiTDI
You might have two drain plugs for the ATF/differential. Mine did.
Yes, ATF for the FWD differential, and it was a common fill from the dipstick. Drains were separate, so just an FYI.
Diff plug was on the front of the housing, and allowed another quart to drain.


I'm gonna have it done at the dealer, but that's the only thing left to do now. Unless I forgot something. I did double check, it has 62k on it.
I can't believe how sucky the positive terminal is. especially compared to side terminals.

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#2993837 - 05/05/13 02:19 PM Re: 2002 Avalon-Original coolant. Change out to? [Re: FXjohn]
ChiTDI Offline


Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 2060
Loc: Chicago IL
Yeah, mickey mouse clamp if I remember right.
I'd have the dealer change the PCV valve too, if it was me. They only cost a finn, but those 1MZ-FE engines can get sludge if they are ignored.

62k - Probably run another 10 years easy.

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#2994088 - 05/05/13 07:54 PM Re: 2002 Avalon-Original coolant. Change out to? [Re: ChiTDI]
FXjohn Offline


Registered: 05/25/07
Posts: 1236
Loc: NE Indiana
Originally Posted By: ChiTDI
Yeah, mickey mouse clamp if I remember right.
I'd have the dealer change the PCV valve too, if it was me. They only cost a finn, but those 1MZ-FE engines can get sludge if they are ignored.

62k - Probably run another 10 years easy.


thanks I'll have that done too. this is the xls with the lexus motor. compared to my truck this thing is a sports car. it sets you back in your seat.

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#2999942 - 05/12/13 01:45 PM Re: 2002 Avalon-Original coolant. Change out to? [Re: FXjohn]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18790
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
If it still has the original timing belt and water pump, I would use this opportunity to have a complete timing belt job done due to age.

And when the water pump is done, the coolant will also be done.
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