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#2790 of 5279 No firing, new Fuel Pump replaced
Dec 29, 2004 (5:50 pm)
1992 Toyota Camry was not getting any gas. Would turn over and had run fine 2 hours previously. Was parked in a parking spot and had run fine. Thought it was the fuel pump, replaced it, reset the fuse as it had been blown, attempted to start it, fuel is getting to injectors and to the throttle body, but will not fire. Have checked all fuses that I know about, have pulled spark plugs and have no spark. Any suggestions on what to look for next.
#2791 of 5279 Re: No firing, new Fuel Pump replaced [bigharold]
Dec 29, 2004 (9:18 pm)
It looks like the ignition system is dead. It could be a wet distributor, its worn rotor, burned ignition module, burned ignition coil, or all 4 broken plugs' wires (not likely).
I suggest trouble shoot and test crank the engine at each stage in the following order:
1. Open the distributor cap. Inspect for any cracks, moisture etc...Replace the rotor ($5.00) then secure the cap. Crank the engine.
2. Use a sharp tool to mark the position of the distributor's 2 mounting screws relative to its mounting flanges, as the distributor's mounting position affects firing timing.
Remove the distributor. Check for open/damaged wires around the ignition coil inside the distributor. The coil could look fine on the outside but have burned wires inside. The stores can probably measure the inductance to find out whether it's still good or not. Replace the coil ($40) if necessary.
3. Remove and test the ignition module in another 92 Camry, or just replace the module ($150). The module is silver, the size of half cigarette pack, mounted on the left strut housing in the engine bay. Crank the engine.
The replacement parts are sold at auto part stores.
#2792 of 5279 Re: 91 Brake lights [typesix]
Dec 29, 2004 (10:07 pm)
If one brake bulb is burned, the other one should continue working! Engineers are not so stupid to design a series circuit like that!
Try it. Remove one brake bulb and see whether the other works!
Dec 30, 2004 (9:44 am)
Just relaying the other writer stated. He did not say bulb was burnt out, it had a short which caused the lamp burn out module to overheat and melt a solder joint.
#2794 of 5279 Camry AC filter
Dec 30, 2004 (11:23 am)
My 2002 maintenace manual suggests changing the air conditioner filter every 7500 miles. Is this something I can do, or does it involve a mechanic ripping out a dashboard ? How much does the part cost ? How much to have dealer do it ? Any help will be appreciated.
#2795 of 5279 Re: Camry AC filter [slim2]
Dec 30, 2004 (2:47 pm)
It is fairly simple to do. In your owners manual it will describe the procedure. But basically, it involves removing a screw on the one side of the glove box and letting the glove box door hang down. (remove everything from the glove box first!) Then you can see the filter door, remove it and switch out the old one for the new one, replace and put everything back as it was. It's a five minute job once you have done it once. The first time it will take a bit longer. Good Luck!
Oh, the part is about $15.
#2796 of 5279 MPG info display in Camry
Jan 02, 2005 (12:18 pm)
I just purchased a 2005 Camry XLE. Great car!!!
I'm sort of a geek. I really like the information display (MPG, elapsed time, average speed). On my first two fuel fill-ups, I checked the accuracy of the average MPG; is it way off. For example, on a trip, the info showed 39.2 average MPG, but the actual fuel and miles driven gave a calculation of 33.1. Also, the estimated remaining driving distance (before a fill-up is needed) is very inaccurate.
Does anybody know whether the info display can be calibrated or adjusted to be more accurate?
#2797 of 5279 2002 with brake light going on
Jan 02, 2005 (7:54 pm)
we have two Camrys. The '02 has only 50,000 on it and now the brake ligh is turning on. Same light when parking brake is applied. I am betting that we are getting close to new brake job - haven't needed one yet. Is this a feature of the newer Camry's to have the brake light come on to indicate pads are getting low versus the old squeeler assembly that would rub the rotor?
#2798 of 5279 92 XLE with only 324,00 this week
Jan 02, 2005 (8:04 pm)
I am driving my 92 XLE - girl friend would not be seen dead in it until it gets washed this spring.
I just saw a posting about air conditioner filter being changed on a '02. Is there the same filter for my '92?
Also, the driver's door handle has quit working - clunk and something snapped inside. My question is this... can I use the back left riders door handle as an exchange? I know that there is a connector for the power door attached, but is there the same holder for the left rear door handle.. As in one handle for both the left front and back doors?
Trying to find replacement at the auto recyclers is hard, very few 92's around. Would a 93 perhaps fit?
It is my intention to drive the car until it hits a half a million just to see the dealer's reaction when I try to trade it in for a new hybrid or like in a few years.
#2799 of 5279 2005 SE V6 problems
Jan 02, 2005 (9:37 pm)
I just got the 05 V6 SE. Driving it I have found that when I do a rolling stop then accelerate, I have problems. You can hear the engine but the car doesn't got for a second or two. It seems as if the car doesn't know which gear to go into. The car then catches up and the car jerks a bit. I took it to my dealership (w/ under 1000 miles on it!) and they said it was only the new technology. They said it was the new electronic wiring from the accelerator to the computer. I told them new technology, my 1985 Buick Skyhawk drove better. A 2005 Camry is the best selling car in America and thats how they drive? I think I just got a generic answer from my dealer. If it takes a 1/2 second for the computer to register that I am putting my foot on the gas, then why does it only happen when I am doing a rolling stop. Why wouldn't it do that when the car is completely stopped or when I am accelerating or merging? Can anyone help out? I was told by family mechanic that it is definetly a problem. I am thinking of trading in the car already and I originally planned on keeping it for 10 years!