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Hi fellow Avalon owners, knowing this has always been a bit of a mystery about Avalon's and being non OBD2 compliant with all Australian models between 2000 and 2005 (at least to me anyway) I have come across this Scanner that is able to plug and play for our machines. The scanner does a full ECU and Airbag/ Restraint systems scan (this covers all the basics fault codes that our model cars are coded for),it does not do on board analysis such as 02 or C0 readings etc . But it covers everything we need to know to replace sensors etc. I owned a 2000 Avalon previously and could get no scanner to work ,it had 2 OBD2 ports ,one under the bonnet and one on drivers side footwell, nothing worked. So not sure if this would work on Models before 2003. Not much else to say as the photos below  prove a full analysis scan completed on my 12 month 2004 MK3 GXI.  The scanner was purchased mainly for scanning euro cars and I decided to try and it just worked great on the 2004 GXI Avalon.

Hope this helps other owners ,I not promoting any brand or kickbacks, just wanting others to have access to this info ,I purchased this on line from an overseas company as they were almost half the price than buying it here ,even with shipping,(funny ,it will not do any Older Australian Fords or Holden's etc ,but I have used this on Early model Mercs, BMWs and even a new Mustang that fixed a code that a workshop could not find)also comes with 3 years of free download updates for new models that keep coming out. 

Cheers from Far North Qld 

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1 hour ago, Haberdasher said:

Oh, forgot to mention I have had this scanner for 3 years now and I only decided to try it this morning on the MK3 Avalon GXI( I have owned for 2 months now) , because nothing worked on my previous 2000 model Avalon,I never bothered to try this scanner  on my 2000 model Avalon ,so it could possibly work on earlier models as well ,not sure, since I sold the 2000 model to buy this 2004 model. If I come across an earlier model Avalon ,I will try to scan it and post results here. Cheers BL

 

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Well, decided to go further with the scanner by plugging in and press auto scan, it communicated and then I pressed diagnostics and the photos below show what this scanner can do where many others have failed due to software , again I`m not promoting anything or anyone ,just great to come out of the dark after 20 years of Avalon ownership with hard specific info to help diagnose a problem or future problemsIMG_20220421_105601324.thumb.jpg.03424db7fa410fec32b48c54b7f15b04.jpgIMG_20220421_105928132.thumb.jpg.87f2f026df6bf6f9fdc16fa7a9405c3a.jpgIMG_20220421_105601324.thumb.jpg.03424db7fa410fec32b48c54b7f15b04.jpgIMG_20220421_105928132.thumb.jpg.87f2f026df6bf6f9fdc16fa7a9405c3a.jpgIMG_20220421_105857444.thumb.jpg.82fecd63210c2097e348b3cecd9c6707.jpgIMG_20220421_105910704.thumb.jpg.fbed922a24b16258200702348574d16e.jpg, it does on board diagnostics for this model at least , RPM ,temp ,mass air flow, O2, sensors and the list goes on. Maybe someone has already found all this out before and I`m behind the 8 ball but at least it has been posted now. Cheers from the great north.

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19 hours ago, Haberdasher said:

Well, decided to go further with the scanner by plugging in and press auto scan, it communicated and then I pressed diagnostics and the photos below show what this scanner can do where many others have failed due to software , again I`m not promoting anything or anyone ,just great to come out of the dark after 20 years of Avalon ownership with hard specific info to help diagnose a problem or future problemsIMG_20220421_105601324.thumb.jpg.03424db7fa410fec32b48c54b7f15b04.jpgIMG_20220421_105928132.thumb.jpg.87f2f026df6bf6f9fdc16fa7a9405c3a.jpgIMG_20220421_105601324.thumb.jpg.03424db7fa410fec32b48c54b7f15b04.jpgIMG_20220421_105928132.thumb.jpg.87f2f026df6bf6f9fdc16fa7a9405c3a.jpgIMG_20220421_105857444.thumb.jpg.82fecd63210c2097e348b3cecd9c6707.jpgIMG_20220421_105910704.thumb.jpg.fbed922a24b16258200702348574d16e.jpg, it does on board diagnostics for this model at least , RPM ,temp ,mass air flow, O2, sensors and the list goes on. Maybe someone has already found all this out before and I`m behind the 8 ball but at least it has been posted now. Cheers from the great north.

I'd be making some notes or investigating why on bank 1 you've got -5.5% LT fuel trim yet on bank 2 you're running spot on at 0.0% (- trims thus taking away fuel)

One banks running a bit richer than the other. Obviously the tolerances for a CEL were far greater back then vs what they are now.

 

Obviously numerous reasons can cause it, the fun part of diagnostics 🤣

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Thanks Tommy, Love new toys, so thanks for posting the pic's. Yes keep good notes and if like me your OCD kicks in you can check and recheck. handy toy to have so if anything does show up you have details already in your hand and can source fixes gotta love modern tech when it works LOL

Thanks Mate

KAA

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22 hours ago, KAA said:

Thanks Tommy, Love new toys, so thanks for posting the pic's. Yes keep good notes and if like me your OCD kicks in you can check and recheck. handy toy to have so if anything does show up you have details already in your hand and can source fixes gotta love modern tech when it works LOL

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KAA

The pics were @Haberdasher not mine, i've got a scan tool myself it's how i've diagnosed issues with both my cars which have since been rectified. My OCD already kicks in as it is 🤣🤣 - e.g i only will use certain tyres, brands, etc. I already have every service on my Toyota filed on a document to compact every invoice going back to 4km lol

Just simplified it by going date, dealer (where applicable), and km's 

In 260k it's had like 7 transmission services off memory 🤣 - my fluid comes out red af still even at 45,000km when i change it. External transmission coolers are definitely a blessing haha !

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Thanks Tommy, your not alone in having that precise document keeping method I have every receipt of everything I have bought done or had done as well. All filed and in date order I went through them about 6 months ago and wrote on any what it was used for ex: Bought Turtle Wax Flex Wax applied date etc. So OCD is handy as well as annoying LOL

Keep Safe and Strong Mate

KAA

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56 minutes ago, KAA said:

Thanks Tommy, your not alone in having that precise document keeping method I have every receipt of everything I have bought done or had done as well. All filed and in date order I went through them about 6 months ago and wrote on any what it was used for ex: Bought Turtle Wax Flex Wax applied date etc. So OCD is handy as well as annoying LOL

Keep Safe and Strong Mate

KAA

I've got all the invoices when i did shocks, new springs which really improved handling substantially, only things i wana do now is a bigger sway bar, hd sway bar links & control arm bushes all round. I sacrificed minimal comfort for straight line stability. Combined with the Dunlop SP FM800's it scoots along real well & stops on a dime !

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On 4/23/2022 at 6:10 PM, KAA said:

So OCD is handy as well as annoying LOL

Hahaha, don't I know it. If you can't or won't do it right, then you probably shouldn't do it. There is comfort in having all your ducks in a row 😄

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2 hours ago, Tony Prodigy said:

Hahaha, don't I know it. If you can't or won't do it right, then you probably shouldn't do it. There is comfort in having all your ducks in a row 😄

Good aiming practice 🤣🤣🤣

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Hi all again , my posting was really to see if anyone else has had the same success with a OBD2 reader as I did (hope that was the case). I see from a previous  posted topic on this Avalon forum (April last year I think, yes I have read the post right through)) stating difficulty in retrieving any code info because apparently these models weren`t OBD2 compliant . My personal experience over the last decade or two ,was not much code info could be retrieved because these models sat between OBD1 and OBD2 (could be just false info I read), but no matter what I tried ,nothing could be retrieved, until the use of my latest code reader. Anyway ,all is good and I have just ordered new Genuine Denso air /fuel  02 sensors here in Australia for $120 Au(for both) plus $10 Au delivery and Denso IK20TT iridium s/plugs (6) on line for $71.00 Au delivered. Every now and then you have a win . Cheers BL

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On 4/29/2022 at 10:12 AM, Haberdasher said:

Hi all again , my posting was really to see if anyone else has had the same success with a OBD2 reader as I did (hope that was the case). I see from a previous  posted topic on this Avalon forum (April last year I think, yes I have read the post right through)) stating difficulty in retrieving any code info because apparently these models weren`t OBD2 compliant . My personal experience over the last decade or two ,was not much code info could be retrieved because these models sat between OBD1 and OBD2 (could be just false info I read), but no matter what I tried ,nothing could be retrieved, until the use of my latest code reader. Anyway ,all is good and I have just ordered new Genuine Denso air /fuel  02 sensors here in Australia for $120 Au(for both) plus $10 Au delivery and Denso IK20TT iridium s/plugs (6) on line for $71.00 Au delivered. Every now and then you have a win . Cheers BL

I've had good success with my scan tool, i mainly monitor LTFT's, STFT's, MAF, timing advance, etc to diagnose issues, even being OBD.

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