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Toyota Avalon repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

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Toyota Avalon suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (29%)

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Chart based on 52 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

172000 mi

US $325
Rear control arm 
98000 mi

US $100
Replace power steering supply hoses. 
44500 mi

US $400
The mechanic discovered the problem and replaced the tie rods and rebalanced the wheels. 

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2008 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

63000 mi

US $500

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2007 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

80000 mi

US $300
Dealer told me that the rack & Pinion steering was leaking and neeeded replacement. I refused.. 
50000 mi

US $775
Found torn "rack boot" when inspecting under car to try to assess shudder above 60 MPH. Took to dealer and they fixed boot for about $200. The rest was for new tires and align/balance to fix original shudder problem (basic maintenance). 
92000 mi

US $500
Went to have tires balanced. Tire shop noticed leaking front and rear struts. Replaced all struts and strut mounts. Noticable improvement in car handling and ride quality. 
76000 mi power steering rack and pump leaking. Repair shop wanted $2,000 to replace both items. I added Lucas power steering fluid with stop leak, no further issues or leaks so far. It took a week for the leaks to stop, no leaks since then. 

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2006 Toyota Avalon

Engine not specified

84000 mi Clicking in steering when sold. 

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2006 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

94000 mi

US $2000
Rack started gushing oil, almost literally. It's not reparable so new rack. 
110000 mi

US $700
Struts were shot. Replaced with OEM KYB struts. Car is good as new now. Did not need to replace anything other than struts. Springs, boots, isolators were all fine. 
132000 mi Slack in intermediate shaft causing a popping noise and sensation. When advised that it was not dangerous, decided to not have repaired. 
136900 mi

US $50
Leaking hose 
139000 mi Intermediate shaft never fixed. Does not pop in summer, only in cold weather. Apparently hot weather causes things to expand and take up wear. 

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2005 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

94000 mi

US $50
Driver side front wheel bearing was failing. 
150000 mi

US $50
Leaking power steering hose. The mechanic replaced the clamp. 
193500 mi

US $480
Had to replace something in the wheels and balance tires. 
211000 mi

US $3500
Replaced tie rods, might have also replaced the steering rack 
136300 mi

US $460
Replaced front struts & springs 

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2004 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

96000 mi

US $2500
rack and pinion leakage, replaced. Timing belt with water pump, all water seals of engine. 4 new oem tires 

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2003 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

186000 mi

US $500
and rear stabilizer bar. 
95000 mi

US $130
rear sway bar bushings 
118000 mi

US $920
front shocks and struts 
192700 mi

US $565
Rear shocks replaced 
205000 mi

US $79
4 wheel alignment 
188000 mi

US $580
Front left spring had broken. Had 2 new front struts installed. 
91211 mi

US $65
Rear sway bar bushing loose, rattling when cold. Replaced 

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2002 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

82000 mi

US $750
New struts and springs. 
99000 mi

US $400
Replaced Shock absorbers. They were 16 years old. 1 was leaking. 

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2001 Toyota Avalon

Engine not specified

152000 mi

US $2000
Front struts had to be changed but more due to bad roads and as a part of regular maintenance more than anything else. 

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2001 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

121000 mi

US $450
Sway bar was loose and noisy. Took it in as I thought it might have been something more serious 
174700 mi

US $110
Ball joint replacement after boots started leaking grease. 

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2000 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

117500 mi

US $1300
During my previous road trip to San Angelo, Texas in April, I noted the Avalon's suspension was not acting properly. I had all four shocks replaced upon my return to Sun City, Az at my local garage. Also, alignment and tires balanced. 
230000 mi

US $1500
new stuts and new tires 
176000 mi

US $1650
Replaced 4 shocks and springs with Monroe all in one units. Repairs in front done twice because of faulty parts. 
150000 mi

US $45
Found a small fluid leak replaced hose and power steering pressure switch 
134000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear sway bar links due to wear 
92000 mi

US $900
Replaced suspension bushings to fix knocking noise over bumps. 
105000 mi

US $1200
Springs shot. Car bottoms with one or two people in back. Shocks much too soft. Replaced shocks and springs with aftermarket Vogtland springs and Tokico gas shocks. 
174000 mi

US $150
replaced front sway bars 
187000 mi

US $500
front struts and strut mount 
252000 mi

US $500
Rear stabilizer links. Had both sides replaced. 
133000 mi Worn out rear struts that caused the car to just bounce and bounce. Replaced with new struts and problem was resolved. 
143000 mi

US $700
Front strut mount was creaking. Heard a metal crack! Two shops diagnosed it as broken strut mount. But car did not track normally. Decided to get new struts. New springs shipped o/nite. Two days to get from Toyota, none at dealer. 
147000 mi Diagnosed loose suspension links front end. Hear clunk when going over railroad tracks aggressively. No problem otherwise. Will live with for awhile. Estimate was $400 to fix. 
164000 mi Diagnosed needed suspension repairs, left and right control arms need replacing. 
167000 mi needed new bushings, etc. other front suspension work 
151280 mi

Worn tire rod end replaced. 
136 mi

Replace rear cool spring 
169000 mi

US $675
Replaced rear stabilizer bar, $200. 
171000 mi

US $170
bushings replaced 

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1998 Toyota Avalon 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

112000 mi

US $285
Tight steering - diagnosed as rust and grit binding the mechanism 
114300 mi

US $1100
Replaced struts and associated components and aligned wheels 
118700 mi

US $350
Steering knuckle needed to be replaced. Was binding. Toyota in Lawton OK handled. Very courteous. 

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