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Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#2937 of 5279 Is this a problem with ALL V6 Toyotas?
Feb 24, 2005 (12:31 am)
Do other Toyota models (with the V6 engine) have the same transmission/hesitation problem as the SE Camry?
Highlander? Sienna? Solara? Tacoma truck?
WHY WAS THIS ANNOYING PROBLEM NEVER MENTIONED BY ALL THE AUTO MAGAZINE WRITERS? HOW COULD THEY NOT FEEL IT?!
I am already thinking about trading my '05 Camry. Or maybe I will wait, and see if Toyota can get this defect fixed in the '07 model. And I think this electronic transmission problem is definitely a "defect."
I have never had this hesitation/jerk problem with any other Toyota vehicles I've owned. And it is ridiculous that Toyota has allowed this problem to continue since 2002/2003 and won't fix it?!
Thanks for all the updates on this problem.
#2939 of 5279 Re: Solara receiver hitch [tarhe54]
Feb 24, 2005 (11:08 am)
I just installed Hidden Hitch. They make the hitch for Toyota. Model #90650. Check with Hidden Hitch Web site to make sure this will fit your car as well. 3 bolts on both sides. (1 is the heat shield bolt) I had one bolt that had tape covering the hole. Took ~ 15 min. to install. Make sure you put the heat shield over the top of the hitch. Always want the hitch in direct contact to the car's frame/uniframe. Installed on a 05 Camry SE. Item is a Class II Hitch. I called Hidden hitch and talked to the engineer to verify differences of Model 90649 and the new model 90650. I went with the 90650 because of extra contact point on the passenger side but either will work fine. www.etrailer.com is where I found the cheapest $. Also get the plug in wiring harness no splicing needed. Unplug and connect T connector to both sides and your hooked up.
#2940 of 5279 Re: Flywheel [mag3]
Feb 24, 2005 (11:16 am)
Flywheel is located in between the engine and transmission. Your starter uses this to start (gears on flywheel used by the starter to turn engine over). It is used to keep the engine running smoothly object in motion tends to stay in motion. Keeps the car from having spikes of power and then no power. Hope this helps answer your question.
#2941 of 5279 Re: My '05 SE V6--Bad Hesitation [coastdriver]
Feb 24, 2005 (11:18 am)
Seats are stiffer to give the seats more support in cornering. Did you test drive a SE before purchasing? Hope your other problems are fixed.
#2942 of 5279 Re: 2005 SE problems
Feb 24, 2005 (7:50 pm)
I purchased 2005 SE a month back and since the day one this car is a guzzler Gives me just about 6.5 kms a liter! Besides the acceleration is sluggish and too bad. I had very dangerous encounters on highway ramp. Brought this to the notice of Toyota Dealer - the answer is normal - it takes 6000 kms for the engine to break in. your vehicle is perfect. Complained Toyota Company. No response in the first 10 days. I spoke to the GM of of Toyota Dealer - the answer is - it is normal. The high consumption is due to the weather condition of -30 C. Incidentally, I had a Camry 2001 exactly the same car which gave me an average of 9 - 9.5 kms on city roads. Has anyone have any suggestions or possible reason for this pathetic performance?
#2943 of 5279 Re: Jerky Low Speed Shifting [jean3]
Feb 25, 2005 (6:58 am)
Thank you guys. Finally I got my 04 Camry fixed the Jerky Low Speed Shifting. Simple bring over the TSB printout and leave the car there for a day. My car is running great now. Try it if you have the same problem.
#2944 of 5279 Back end swaying 2003 DLX model
Feb 25, 2005 (8:42 am)
I have replaced the tires on the car with BFG Traction TA's. The Original tires were Michelin M&S and they only got to 35000 km they were rated for 60000 km. Even with the new tires in bad weather conditions the back end of the car swerves from side to side. It is giving the impression that it going out of control. If you reduce the speed to 40km it is fine. Meanwhile everyone is passing you going a 100km on the freeway. The dealers have no idea what the problem is. They are reccommending a wheel alignment. I do not think this will help since the back only follow what the front is doing. Any suggestions?
Feb 25, 2005 (2:01 pm)
I just bought it a couple of weeks ago. It has the trim package (body moldings) I have noticed a rather irritation whining noise or vibrating sound coming from the driver's front portion especially at low speeds (city driving) the problem goes away at highway speeds. Almost sounds like wind blowing over something loose and rattling. Before I go to the dealer Also noticed that the tires seem to be thumping like they are out of balance when you first start off after sitting over night. Just wondering if any other owners have experienced this? I would appreciate a little feedback?? Thanks
#2946 of 5279 Re: Jerky Low Speed Shifting [bobcui]
Feb 25, 2005 (4:10 pm)
Can you point me to the specific TSB that you found dealing with the shifting problem? Thanks!