Avalon 1995-1996

Engine

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Release the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Turn the ignition switch OFF .
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  7. Disconnect the battery cables, negative cable first.
    NOTE
    On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.

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  9. Matchmark the hood hinges and remove the hood.
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  11. Remove the battery and battery tray.
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  13. Drain the engine oil and cooling system.
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  15. Disconnect the accelerator and throttle cables.
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  17. Remove the cruise control actuator, if equipped.
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  19. Remove the air cleaner assembly, mass air flow meter and air cleaner hose.
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  21. Remove the radiator.
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  23. Remove the front exhaust pipe. Refer to Catalytic Converter Removal & Installation.
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  25. Remove the bolts and disconnect the engine relay box.
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  27. Remove the cover and disconnect the connectors and fusible link block from the relay box.

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    Fig. Engine components

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  29. Disconnect the windshield wiper motor connector.
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  31. Disconnect the igniter connector from the left-hand fender apron.
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  33. Disconnect the noise filter connector from the left-hand fender apron.
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  35. Disconnect the ground strap connectors from the left-hand and right-hand fender aprons.
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  37. Disconnect the engine room main wire connectors from the left-hand fender apron.
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  39. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery body bracket.
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  41. Disconnect the engine wire protector clamp from the battery body bracket.
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  43. Disconnect the engine wire clamp from the fuel filter.
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  45. Disconnect the engine wire clamp from bracket from the right-hand fender apron.
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  47. Disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose from the air intake chamber.
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  49. Disconnect the engine coolant reservoir hose from the water outlet.
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  51. Disconnect the heater hose from the intake manifold.
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  53. Disconnect the heater hose from the water inlet housing.
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  55. Disconnect the fuel inlet hose from the fuel filter.
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  57. Disconnect the EVAP hose from the pipe on the emission control valve set.
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  59. Disconnect the EVAP hose from the charcoal canister.
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  61. Disconnect the vacuum hoses from the engine.
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  63. Remove the instrument panel undercover, the lower instrument panel and glove box assembly.
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  65. Disconnect the Engine Control Module (ECM) connectors, the cowl wire connectors, and the cooling fan ECM connector. Push the engine wire through the cowl panel.

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    Fig. Connectors, cables, and hoses

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  67. Remove the halfshafts from the vehicle.
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  69. Disconnect the air conditioning compressor without disconnecting the hoses.
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  71. Disconnect the transaxle control cable from the transaxle.
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  73. Disconnect the power steering pressure tube.
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  75. Remove the power steering pump.
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  77. Disconnect the transaxle from the left-hand engine mounting insulator by removing the bolts.

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    Fig. Remove the 4 bolts holding the transaxle to the mounting insulator



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    Fig. Engine mounts

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  79. Remove the rear engine mounting bracket by removing the hole plugs, then removing the nuts.

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    Fig. Remove the rear side engine mounting grommets and nuts

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  81. Remove the 4 bolts and the engine mounting absorber.

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    Fig. Remove the 4 bolts and the engine mounting absorber

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  83. Disconnect the front engine mounting insulator from the front frame by removing the 3 bolts.

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    Fig. Remove the 3 front engine mounting insulator bolts

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  85. Attach a hoist chain to the engine hangers.