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Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Camry, Sedan
Sep 25, 1999 (4:17 am)
98 Camry...Sometimes when
attempting to pull seat belt (to
put on) it will not release.
several tugs or many tugs later
it will release. Others having
this problem or am I one of a
kind? Is a fix required and
available. Thanks for any
Sep 27, 1999 (7:18 pm)
Yes. I think the mechanism that keeps the belt from playing out when you are in an accident is activated when you tug too quickly. I had to make an effort to pull the belt out slowly in my 94 Camry.
#3 of 5279
Sep 28, 1999 (6:37 am)
#1 sounds right. Try pulling the seatbelt out just a bit more slowly.
#4 of 5279 Another problem question.
Sep 29, 1999 (12:38 am)
98 Camry ..Headlights...Low beam? right headlight seems quite a bit higher ( goes out farther) and off to the right, sort of on shoulder but out a ways. The left beam is quite a bit shorter. I would guess the right beam is about 30% farther out in front of the left beam. Dealer checked twice , adjusted the alignment a little, but I still get quite a difference in the beams. I once saw a post about a problem with a deflector plate or something causing a similar problem. Just parnoid Dave or do I have a fixable problem?
#5 of 5279 rdavid222
Sep 30, 1999 (1:33 am)
This is not a problem, it's supposed to be this way. It is a safety feature (so I've been told) to reduce the the glare of your left light at oncoming traffic. I've seen it in Camry's I've rented and the Sienna I own.
#6 of 5279 Toyota headlight
Oct 13, 1999 (1:18 pm)
We have not been pleased with the illumination of our '96 Camry. I've put a bright bulb in the right side dim socket to help visibility. It helps and on-comming traffic dosen't seem to mind (no flashes). Don't know how fog or rain will effect this...should know soon.
Oct 21, 1999 (7:03 pm)
I just read a post on the "Camry gas smell problem" topic, and wanted to post here too, as I have the same problem with my 92 Camry.
It has had a funny odor since I've bought it back in 94 (you couldn't smell it when i bought it, due to the strong deodorizer the dealer used). It's not highly offensive, but unpleasant,and comes off on your clothes. The funny thing is, you can't smell it on your clothes when it's cold outside. It only seems to happen when the cars interior gets hot. You can even smell it in the trunk of the car, and it seems to be even stronger in the trunk. I have tried steam cleaning all fabric and carpet 2-3 times, and have even used Febreeze twice. Still, the smell comes back. Any ideas, please help. I'm really starting to hate my car! Thanks!
#8 of 5279 92 Camry's Headliner Detaching
Oct 23, 1999 (12:15 pm)
My '92 Camry's headliner is pulling out from over the driver's and passenger's front doors, and is starting to droop down. Is there a handyman way to re-attach it ? A buddy told me to get a special upholstery tool and just push it back in, but I don't want to damage it or screw it up. There is trim molding around the edge where the headliner fits, so I'm thinking that I will have to loosen it and fit the headliner behind it as part of the repair.
#9 of 5279 Jaybird44
Oct 25, 1999 (5:55 pm)
Sorry, I've had no experience with headliners So far mine is still holding out (102k miles on my Camry), but I guess i'll be looking for the 1st signs of problems with it.
#10 of 5279 mic2000
Oct 26, 1999 (5:46 pm)
Since your car smells gas heaviest in the trunk (towards rear of the car), then I would suspect a fault with the muffler or some where along the exhaust. If the exhaust is leaking, broken, or not fuctioning correctly, then the fume would get out under the car instead of behind it. The smell then would make its way into the car and make it smell.
you didn't say your car had any problem running or starting. So that seems to be the problem is with the exhaust.
you said that it doesn't smell in the cold. It might make sense if the leak is at a connecting joint. When cold, the seal or pipe shink, and the joint is connected more tightly, so result in little or no leak. Just my guess.
Take the car to a muffler or exhaust shop, I think they might be able to figure out your problem.