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#1371 of 5279 Dealer problem, not the car
Apr 14, 2003 (3:24 pm)
Had an oil leak from the timing belt cover of my 4 cyl Camry at 105k miles. Took it to a SE Region Toyota dealer i have used before with past good results. i had the seals replaced, and the water pump, and the timing belt and the accesory belts. Tune of $680 or so.
When they gave me the car back it had a very low idle speed and almost no power. i only drove it a block but power was so bad I went back. The mechanic had left. Another mechanic said to me " I told him it was 3 teeth off". he then changed the distributor timing to get it to run and i had to come back the next day to have it fixed.
Who were they having work on my car? A trainee?
I paid steak prices for hamburger.
#1372 of 5279 95 Camry vibration
Apr 14, 2003 (5:13 pm)
My mother has 95 Camry with the problem of vibration at idle speed.
From her description, the steering is vibrating at idle speed, as soon the RMP above 1000, the problem goes away. Also she mentioned, the RMP was fluctuating at idle (750 RMP).
Anyone knows the fix ? Thanks in advance
#1373 of 5279 Use of synthetic ATF
Apr 14, 2003 (5:18 pm)
On the Solara forum, someone posted that his Toyota mechanic advised him NOT to use synthetic automatic transmission fluid in his Solara because synthetic ATF causes problems with these transmissions. Has anyone else heard this?
Apr 14, 2003 (10:11 pm)
sounds like you may have dirty injectors, or other possible fuel injection problems. There are many possibilities for a rough idle on older cars with lots of miles. Try running a couple of bottles of that fuel injector cleaner through it first, to see if that cleans up the problem at all. Techron is a good one.
#1375 of 5279 95 Camry stalling problem
Apr 16, 2003 (5:15 am)
My 95 Camry 4 cyl has 168K miles on it. The engine runs like a top except for the stalling problem. Here are the details:
The stalling only occurs after I have been running at highway speeds (55 mph or higher) for 5 minutes or more. Then, after I exit the highway or come to a stop, the rpm's drop below normal, the car starts to buck (like it's only hitting on 1 or 2 cylinders) and then it cuts off. It starts right back up, and then isn't a problem. The warmer the weather, the worse the problem (with the temp below 50 degrees, it doesn't happen). Another symptom: If I don't have to stop right after getting off the highway, the problem occurs whenever the next stop happens.
I can avoid the stallout by putting it in neutral and revving the engine briefly to about 4K rpm. But that's a bit of a pain.
The repair shop suggested unplugging the EGR valve. I did that for a week, but the problem didn't go away.
There are no engine codes showing up.
This seems to be a fairly common problem, judging from the alt.toyota groups, but NO ONE seems to have a definitive answer. Possibilities per the alt groups are fuel filter and throttle position sensor.
The repair shop has suggested replacing the fuel filter (no guarantees from them that it will be fixed by this), which is relatively inexpensive, but I've read on Edmunds that that can be dicey, and isn't even recommended by Toyota.
I'm at a loss for ideas. Any help would be appreciated.
#1376 of 5279 Re: 95 Camry vibration
Apr 16, 2003 (5:15 pm)
nippononly, thanks for your suggestion.
Unfortunately, that she had tried fuel injector cleaner, but no improvement!
Apr 17, 2003 (11:15 am)
Just find out that my 99 Camry with about 80k on it are using more than half quart oil each 3000 miles. I always change oil my self since the car was new. And found no smoking. Any suggestion?
#1378 of 5279 Windshield Washer Pump
Apr 18, 2003 (6:26 am)
I just picked up a 1996 Camry 4 cyl. with 36K miles on it. Interior is brand new. Exterior paint needs some TLC (clay bar and wax). I did the trunk and the engine hood...looks brand new now.
Anyway, the windshield washer pump does not work and the fuse is good. Any know where it's located and how to fix? Thx.
Apr 18, 2003 (6:56 pm)
I know this is the CAmry problems forum and I own a Camry but the issue is with a '6 Rav. My wife's RAV makes a weird electrical/buzzing(?) noise when you hit theturn signal stalk. In fact if you hold it down without engaging it all the way it sounds awefull. Everything IS working though. Any ideas what this is and more importantly what is the $$$ damage!
#1380 of 5279 95 Camry stalling problem by branch15_5
Apr 20, 2003 (9:40 am)
i have a very similar problem with a 93 camry, stick shift, has been running great great, then engine stalles coming to a stop, this normally happen after driving it for a while, took it to the dealer, and they suspect it is EGR at fault, o2 sensor, while they were fishing around, and took it back serveral time telling them the car still stalled, finally i left the car there, and took them a week to find out it is the coolant temperature sensor malfunction. while the engine is cold, the ECM will tell the fuelpump to pump more gasoline to the engine, and if the engine is warm up, pumping too much gas at low rpm will flood the engine. after they replace the coolant temp sensor, everything is working fine again.