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2006 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (SE)

2006 Toyota Avalon
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large
22 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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November 1, 2012, 9:02 am

Bill O
 

Question: Engine noise

Have 81K have done most oil changes myself every 4 to 5 k. Can not understand the noise which sounds like tappets from the valves.II used 5/30 oil since car was new. Should I change to hi mileage oil?


November 12, 2012, 12:26 pm

Elizabeth K
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That seems to be a normal noise for those engines, and changing the oil doesn't help. Here's a forum with some discussion on it:
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/156-3rd-generation-2005-2012/366177-2010-avalon-loud-ticking-sound.html


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March 8, 2013, 1:28 pm

Bill O
 

Toyota sez they all do it..


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December 10, 2013, 3:58 pm

Bill O
 

I now have 91,600 miles and the noise is still there, but no worse. However, when it is COLD out, until it warm up it sounds like a diesel.


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December 10, 2013, 6:11 pm

Elizabeth K
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Is that a recent change, or has it always done that in cold weather?


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December 11, 2013, 1:47 pm

Bill O
 

It started between 75 & 80K


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