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#4077 of 5279 Toyota Camry security system
Oct 08, 2005 (9:14 am)
I have a 1999 Camry. Just yesterday, the remote keys (both) stopped working, after I locked the car with one of the key. It won't let me unlock the car using the remote keys. When I unlock the car by inserting the key in the door, it let me do that, but when I open the door, the alarm sounds off, and the ignition won't turn.
Can someone please help?
#4078 of 5279 Re: Toyota Camry security system [cardummy1]
Oct 08, 2005 (10:53 am)
Probably a long shot, but the first thing I'd do is check that the hood and all four doors are completely closed. (that means open 'em each one-by-one and slam 'em closed) Any one on its secondary "safety" catch could cause exactly the problem you described. (Once armed, the system can't be disarmed except with the keyfob - and that won't happen if one of the doors or the hood is inadvertently open. While you're at it, make certain the trunk lid is fully closed, too.)
#4079 of 5279 Re: 1997 Camry LE Idle air control Valve, Starting problem [realjo28]
Oct 09, 2005 (8:09 pm)
My 99 Solara 3.0 started having the same problem with the iac valve at 70,000 miles and exactly 364 days later it failed again (made the warranty by 1 day). Have you gotten any satisfaction from Toyota concerning this matter or do they expect you to keep paying each time in full ?
#4080 of 5279 Re: IAC valve - cold / warm idle stall problem - more info [mtnbykmyk]
Oct 09, 2005 (8:13 pm)
My 99 Solara is having the same problem with the iac valve. It's been quite a while now since you cleaned your valve. How long did this fix last? Is it worth doing in the long run?
#4081 of 5279 Re: Please Help! Problem with 2005 4 cyl Camry LE [dom11021]
Oct 10, 2005 (7:44 am)
I would suspect the keyless remote control to intermittently transmit panic signal even when you don't press the panic button. Leave the remote transmitter away from car and try operating with key only. Start the car with key, shut it down and see if the problem still persists. If not, I would suggest replacing the transmitter. Can be that simple instead of going through lemon law
#4082 of 5279 Re: Please Help! Problem with 2005 4 cyl Camry LE [tig2002]
Oct 10, 2005 (8:56 am)
That is such a great idea! As a matter of fact, I had more or less decided about an hour ago to try exactly that. Thanks for the confirmation of my idea.
When you say "transmitter," I guess you mean the transmitter in the remote. Yes?
Oct 10, 2005 (7:16 pm)
Since my '95 Camry is well out of any warranty, and since I'm not the original owner, is there anything that can be done to get rid of the sludge that's built up? I will be changing the oil on a regular basis to stop any NEW build-up...
#4084 of 5279 Re: Sludge [ict_jazz]
Oct 10, 2005 (8:13 pm)
First of all, do you know if you really have sludge?
#4085 of 5279 Re: Please Help! Problem with 2005 4 cyl Camry LE [dom11021]
Oct 10, 2005 (8:29 pm)
Yes, that's what I mean: transmitter in the remote. Keep the remote as far from the car as possible and try operating with key only.
#4086 of 5279 Re: Sludge [ict_jazz]
Oct 10, 2005 (9:14 pm)
Assuming you really do have sludge (gelling) buildup, the only effective way I'm aware of ridding it is complete disassembly of the engine and hot solvent rinsing, AKA, "boiling out", followed by hot water/detergent pressure washing and complete water rinsing followed by drying and carefull application of fresh motor oil to the cleaned pieces to prevent corrosion forming before the engine is reassembled. This stuff formed under the influence of time, heat, and nasty chemistry, so it won't "let go" without some real work. If anyone knows of some verfied effective "pour-it-in-and-clean-yer-motor-while-ya'-drive" miracle chemistry, I'd love to hear about it.
(I was lucky - my dad went halve-sies with me on a '56 Plymouth beater in 1962 that he and I overhauled during spring break in my junior year in high school. That experience made me a lifelong believer in 3,000 mile routine oil changes. Some have ridiculed me for my conservative maintenance philosophy, but, that's OK. I'd rather be ridiculed for giving my personal experience advice than embarrassed at having to seek and submit to common-sense advice.)