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Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#3410 of 5279 Re: Preventive maintenance [alay9]
May 26, 2005 (5:48 pm)
The Camry 4-cylinder engine, at least from 1997-2001 (and probably 1992-1996) is a non-interference design, so if the timing belt breaks, the pistons and valves don't collide. There will be no engine damage, but of course the engine will quit on the spot.
I had the timing belt break prematurely on my 1980 Volvo 240. It also had a non-interference engine, so no damage was done. Still, it was a major hassle because we were on our way on a short vacation trip. The belt broke on a main city street in Baltimore. I didn't immediately know what happened, but all the warning lights went on. Thinking fast, I had my wife immediately make a right turn onto a quiet side street before the car lost momentum.
This was in 1990, before cell phones were common, so we had to find a phone and locate the nearest Volvo dealer. Luckily they sent both a tow truck and a "chase" car, so my wife and sons didn't have to be crammed into the tow truck. Needless to say, we cut our vacation short and just went to an Orioles baseball game that evening.
Toyota upped the timing belt replacement interval to 90K miles as of the 1998 model year.
#3411 of 5279 Re: Preventive maintenance [210delray]
May 27, 2005 (8:34 am)
The V6 is also a non-interference engine according to my salesman, a rare one who seems to know what he's talking about.
#3412 of 5279 Re: 2005 Toyota Camry XLE loud engine noise [denman]
May 27, 2005 (8:11 pm)
I have the same problem. If the car has not been run for couple of hours and i then try to turn it on, I can hear a lound noise. I have a 2002 camry xle 2002 and it is V4.
What on the earth is a logical reasoning that since it is a V4, there will be a noise in the engine at a startup?
#3413 of 5279 115 K on 2000 Camry - Check Engine Light came on - Tranny Issues?!?!?
May 28, 2005 (2:16 pm)
I have a 2000 Camry and I have over 115K on her. TheCheck Engine Light came on around 70K for or the first time and I was told by the dealership that some chip needed to be replaced and I got it done promptly. C/E light comes on again around 95 K and it was the catalytic converter that time, supposedly (I am still not sure if people had their C?E lights coming ofn for coverters...) Got that addressed too. Now, I have the c/e light on again and I am being told that my tranny needs replacement and that It is gonna come to $3200.
Never had any issues otherwise all these days and she has been a trusted companion on all occasions.
I wonder if I am being painted the true picture here. Just curious to see if anyone else had similiar issues. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
#3414 of 5279 Re: 115 K on 2000 Camry - Check Engine Light came on - Tranny Issues?!?!? [
May 28, 2005 (2:49 pm)
"...the c/e light on again and I am being told that my tranny needs replacement..."
I thought the c/e light related to the emission system. Go to Autozone and have them pull the code. I would get a 2nd opinion for sure.
#3415 of 5279 Noisy Valve Train 2005 Carmy SE V-6
May 28, 2005 (7:25 pm)
After 450 miles the engine is a little noisy. I went by the dealer and listened to the same V-6 3.3L in a Highlander. The Highlander did have a noticible pecky valve noise, but I had to lean over the engine to hear it.
On my SE V-6 you can hear it through the firewall.
I just came out of a 2003 Avalon with the 3.0 V-6. That engine was much quieter. Was there some type of lifter change in the 3.3L or the 2005 model year?
Anybody else notice this condition?
#3416 of 5279 Re: 115 K on 2000 Camry - Check Engine Light Thank You lmacmil!!!
May 29, 2005 (6:56 am)
I am definitely looking to get a second opinion. Yes, for some reason, Check Engine Light did not add up to a new Tranny / TransAxle?!?!?
Thanks again for getting back. I will post my findings after I find out more.
#3417 of 5279 Re: 115 K on 2000 Camry - Check Engine Light Thank You lmacmil!!! [njexpres
May 29, 2005 (7:53 am)
After some searching on the web, I did learn that the OBD II (2nd generatio on-board diagnostics) can pull information from any system tied to the vehicles computer, which would include the transmission. However, you still need to get that 2nd opinion before spending that much. Good luck.
#3418 of 5279 Re: 99 camry cold start probs [ricarey]
May 29, 2005 (4:50 pm)
I had a similar problem immediately after I bought a certified used 1999 camry with a 2.2 liter engine last year. The dealership replaced something they called the idle control module, even though it tested okay, and that solved the problem.
#3419 of 5279 Re: CAMRY Power... Automatic, HELP [tmharms]
May 30, 2005 (11:45 am)
Pleeeease Helppppp!! I'm having the same problem. My car started but the battery light came on and continued to flicker along with flickering abs and dash lights. Went home and restarted car but now no lights come on. Only dome ,chime, seatbelt and door light. Checked fuses. What should I look for? Any suggestions? Has any one given you any suggestions?