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  • Toyota Model
    Aurion
  • Toyota Year
    2006
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    Queensland
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    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. No direct experience with your specific issue. Just thinking that it might be worthwhile to consider the outer cv joint on the left drive shaft as a potential possible cause. I have a preference/ tendency not to accelerate hard until the wheels are straight ahead to minimise the pressure on the cv joints. Many years ago, I test drove a fwd vehicle doing a fast U turn. Front left drive shaft became quite noisy after that turn so we returned the vehicle back to the wholesale yard and disappeared quickly. Good learning experience not to do that to your own vehicles.
  2. Just hearsay but nothing like a good guard dog as an effective deterrent. Otherwise, plenty of lighting with motion detectors and cameras that cannot be easily interfered with or disabled.
  3. Look at your Warranty and Service Book for details of the 150,000 km or 120 Month service. This service involves the following replacements: engine oil and filter; engine coolant; in-tank fuel filter and brake fluid.
  4. In your situation, I would be inclined to reset the ECU using the battery method mainly because I am DIY and not keen to poart with $$$ at a dealership. Recently, I have had the battery disconnected more than 30 minutes, hence the ECU would have reset but did not know about the extra steps to reset the idling as per the following YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKABYa-w0g8
  5. Welcome. You are in the right Forum for some good advice. I revel in the sleeper performance of the Aurion and prefer to keep a stock standard look. Prefer the police attention to be on the show off Holdens, Fords and hot hatches etc. I am very much into preventative maintenance and have a past tendency to over-service my Aurion ATX. The 2GR-FE engine is known to be prone to oil sludge so regular oil changes with qualiy oils are essential. Also pay attention to servicing the auto transmission and changing the ATF Best mod I have found is to have brand new known brand tyres and brake pads. Upgrading the rear sway bar is known to improve the handling and reduce body sway.
  6. campbeam

    Tyre issues

    Never had that experience. Always buy best quality well known brand tyres.
  7. If you have an owners manual look at Fuse Locations in the Index. It should be behind the glove box [on the passenger side] behind a flat unmarked plastic cover. Most likely you will have to remove the glovebox lid for easier access. Attached video is for a USA Camry just to give you an idea of the location area. Expect the cover to be just a flat plastic rectangle clip on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ7RHFTBj98
  8. Located Online Auto Parts and the same picture on eBay https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-Front-Rear-Gas-Strut-Shock-Absorbers-suits-Camry-ACV36R-MCV36R-2002-06-Sedan/401435796974?fits=Model%3ACamry&hash=item5d777025ee:g:yhIAAOSwyhVdyiEs
  9. This topic has been covered in earlier threads. You should be able to search this Forum. I have had better results doing a Google search with results for this Forum. Members have posted their various results. Changing viscosity of oil either higher or lower can produce a good outcome. It varies upon the condition of the engine. What works for one engine may not produce the same desired outcome in another. Sometimes a matter of trial and error. If ever I remove the valve cover, I will take the time to check the VVTi controller particularly that the bolts are nice and tightened.
  10. Agree with these thoughts. Not enough transmission fluid is going to cause problems. Exactly why I spent so much time learning how to get the fluid level correct for this sealed type transmission.
  11. Best to check Qld Transport website about minimum vehicle ground clearance. Unofficial guide would be the height of a Coke can. Remember noticing a motorcycle cop pulling over a lowered Holden ute and getting a measuring guide from the saddles of his motorbike. Just goes to show that they do have the means to readily check lowered vehicles.
  12. Could be a grounding issue. Just from reading some internet posts, I would be checking for any loose wires/poor connections. Something else to check is the battery cables especially both ends of the ground cable.
  13. Rear windscreen on my 2006 Aurion shattered last year. No obvious reason. Car was parked on the street and when I came home, most of the windscreen had shattered into small pieces. Internet searches indicated that it could be a flaw during glass manufacture involving impurities. In my case, I was using the rear demister quite a lot so this could have contributed to the weakening of the glass structure. Since replacing the rear windscreen, I now rarely use the demister. Time may tell whether I might have been right.
  14. If you get a leak then you are going to lose most of the engine oil onto the road very quickly, like a matter of a few minutes. If you notice the oil light come on, pull over immediately,turn the engine off and call for a tow to your nearest Toyota dealer.This quick action is what is going to save the engine. Late 2009 build engines on had the full metal oil cooler lines.
  15. Yes, still miss my SX Seca after 21 years. I ended up getting a manual Honda Prelude for my boys to get their manual licences then sold it before the timing belt needed to be changed. It will be hard to find a SX or RV Seca in decent condition.