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#2837 of 5279 Re: 2005 SE V6 problems [commish1]
Jan 11, 2005 (3:14 pm)
I purchased my 2005 Camry SE V6 on November 29th. I now have 1,400 miles on the car. I am experiencing the same problems as you.
When I try to accelerate from a slow speed (under 10 mph) there is a "jerk", and then the car takes off. To avoid the jerk, I have to really step on it.
Does this new Camry have an electronic throttle? This may explain the "lag time" and jerking sensation. I have owned several Toyota vehicles, and this new 2005 Camry is the hardest to get used to. My 1995 4-cyl Camry was much quieter, much smoother, had more room, and drove a lot easier.
My 2005 SE is a great car. It has lots of power and handles well, but I cannot get used to the throttle. The pedal seems very stiff and hard to push. Also, I have lots of engine noise and road noise. I assume it is because of the powerful V6 engine and 17-inch performance tires. But I am disappointed. The car is very loud.
#2838 of 5279 P0420 on '96 Camry LE 4cyl
Jan 11, 2005 (3:44 pm)
just had my timing belt replaced. When I picked up my car, the check engine light was on - code P0420 - low efficiency cat converter. Mechanic said it couldn't be his fault. Is this true?
Also, is there a free website with a list of codes and possible causes/solutions?
#2839 of 5279 Re: 2005 SE V6 problems [coastdriver]
Jan 11, 2005 (9:51 pm)
Not sure why you experience lots of engine noise when V6 engine should be much quieter compared with 4 cyl. For the road noise, mostly depends on type of tire, do you know your tire branch ?
#2840 of 5279 Re: 2003 Camry problem [nkennedy]
Jan 12, 2005 (7:42 am)
Well we got the car back yesterday and my husband said he hasn't heard the noise yet. The dealership drained all of the fluids and replaced them. They said the noise could be coming from air in the fluids. We'll see how long this solution works. We continue to keep it well documented with the dealership as our warranty just ran out (my husband used to have a very long commute and put alot of miles on it). I just want to make sure it continues to be well documented in case something major happens and I refuse to be responsible for it, as we did start taking it into the dealership before the warranty ran out.
It's definitely not a normal noise!
#2841 of 5279 Dash rattle in 2002 Camry
Jan 12, 2005 (9:08 am)
My 2002 Camry recently developed an annoying rattle in the dash. Any similar complaints, and if so, any easy solutions? Taking the car to my dealer is my last resort, as they usually just stuff insulation in the dash, which can cause other problems with linkage controls, etc.
#2842 of 5279 94 camry won't start
Jan 12, 2005 (3:50 pm)
For no apparent reason my camry has decided to not start. When I turn the key either:
1. Nothing happens (no lights, no clicks, no turning over of the engine)
2. I get lights, but when I turn the key everything shuts down (lights) and the engine doesn't turn over.
I went through the owner's manual and looked at the fuse section. I noted their are 3 fuses that control engine starting. I located the Main 40 amp fuse in the engine compartment, and the ST 10 amp fuse behind driver's side kick plate; but I can't find the AM1 40 amp fuse that is supposed to be somewhere adjacent to the fuse box near the instrument panel (behind the coin box). I replaced the Main 40 amp fuse to no avail. The ST 10 appears to be good, which only leaves the AM1 40 amp.
Does anyone know where it is? and, if this proves to be OK, does anyone have any other suggestions?
#2843 of 5279 Re: 94 camry won't start [rcpjr]
Jan 12, 2005 (4:04 pm)
It's not uncommon for a bad battery to provide 12-volts for dash lights but then collapse under a load (the starter). Sounds like you need a new battery. An auto parts store should be able to test the battery and show you the amperage collapse.
It seems odd that you started looking at fuses rather than the more obvious battery problem.
#2844 of 5279 ktnr and rcpir
Jan 12, 2005 (7:37 pm)
or ignition switch? yes, an autostore should be able to test the alternator and battery and test the systems ability to handle a load. if alternator and battery test fine, i'd be looking at the ignition switch or cabling or other.
#2845 of 5279 Re: 94 camry won't start [rcpjr]
Jan 13, 2005 (4:37 am)
Make sure both battery cables connections are clean and tight.
#2846 of 5279 Re: 94 camry won't start [ktnr]
Jan 13, 2005 (8:38 am)
The reason I went to the fuses, and I apologize of not mentioning this in the first place, is because:
1. I tried to deep charge the battery, and when that failed,
2. I tried to jump start the car with jumper cables from another car.
Both avenues yielded no results.
I will take the battery out and see how it tests.