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#4088 of 5279 Problem with 1997 Toyota Camry... Help!
Oct 11, 2005 (10:09 am)
On the highway my Camry started to seem like "it would give" then accelerate. It kept doing it. The RPM gauge would also rev up as my car would. I wouldn't press on the gas peddle as it was doing this. Also, the spedometer needle bounces back and forth between 30-50 mph and 50-80 mph. It seems to do this more so on the highway when driving faster than 55 mph. The mechanic isn't quite sure but wants to guess my transmissions getting old. Any suggestions???
#4089 of 5279 Re: garyg4 [everyday]
Oct 11, 2005 (12:48 pm)
I just bought a 2000 Solara last week. The odor from the vents is unbearable. I called the dealer's service department and he said that probably the car needed an "AC evaporator flush." Did you ever solve the problem w/ your car? Any suggestions? The "flush" is around $100. I can't bear the thought of spending that kind of money. I wonder if that's something I could do myself. Thanks for your time.
#4090 of 5279 2002 Camry water leak
Oct 11, 2005 (12:49 pm)
I have a 2002 Camry (with a sun roof) and recently found several inches of water on the floor of my back seat (driver's side). This is the third time I've had this problem -- and this was the worst episode. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this problem and/or had a solution.
#4091 of 5279 Re: garyg4 [kcooper]
Oct 11, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Park the car out side in the open air with the windowsa down, the blower motor on medium, fresh air flow selected, and now slowly and intermiitentky spray a full can of lysol air freshener/deordorizer into the outside air intake at the bottom, foot, of the windshield.
Now park the car in the garage at night with the windows down so the condensate on the A/C evaporator vanes can evaporate and be "convected" out of the cabin each and every night after you use the A/C.
Google for: EED, electronic evaporator dryer, at airsept.com for my detail.
#4092 of 5279 bulb replacement - gearshift lever
Oct 11, 2005 (5:30 pm)
Does anyone know how to replace the bulb in the center console that lights up the PRNDL?
#4093 of 5279 2002 SE V6 Problems
Oct 11, 2005 (7:26 pm)
I purchased my 02 Toyota Camry SE V6 new in 11/01. It is my third Toyota and the only one that has given me consistent problems. The first problem was the skipping in acceleration that I have read numerous times on this board. The dealer stated it was "normal." That was never corrected. I then drove through my first Pennsylvania snow storm and slid sideways down an exit ramp. Great tires. Had to have them replaced that winter. The driver-side window then fell off the track and into the car. Obviously had to have that repaired. The front brakes/roters then had to be replaced prematurely. A year ago the charcoal canister filtration (no idea?) had to be replaced. (All of this, aside from the brakes, was $$ out-of-pocket). The driver-side airbag was recalled and replaced because of safety concerns. Three months ago, the car completely died. Had to have it towed. Mechanic had no clue what was wrong. Narrowed it down to blown fuses (master fuse?) and possible electrical issues. Replaced the battery. Was told that the alternator may be shot. Took it to the dealership, who told me the alternator was fine. Car was not idling correctly, but all appeared to be "fine" ? Took it in for inspection today. It failed emissions. I got a call from the shop this afternoon. The tech stated verbatim: "Your car has problems, man." Seems to think there is a problem with the car's computer system. Have to bring it back tomorrow. Possible bill of $1K pending.
Is anyone else experiencing these problems? Most specifically the emissions issue? If so, what is the root and how much should I be looking to pay? I will take it to the dealership as a last resort because they rape their customers. Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
This will be my last Toyota.
#4094 of 5279 Camry Turn Signal
Oct 12, 2005 (3:08 am)
I own a 1999 Camry v6 LE
Coming Home from work yesterday I noticed both turn signals did not work.
Is this a Fuse? Or something else?
Thank You in Advance...
#4095 of 5279 Re: Camry Turn Signal [pb111]
Oct 12, 2005 (8:14 am)
"Is this a Fuse? Or something else?"
Maybe. Another possibility that immediately comes to mind is a failed turn signal flasher.
#4096 of 5279 Re: Failed Emission Test [haefr]
Oct 12, 2005 (10:25 am)
One of the items cited was a problem with mass airflow sensor. I do understand that the problem isn't miraculously going to disappear and that by law if I am to drive my car it must meet the standards - this was never the issue or point of my concern.
My concern was going to a Dealership with no other information than what I had about why it failed. Thank you for the info re: to check my warranty to see if this is covered. This is the kind of information I was looking for.
#4097 of 5279 Re: Camry Turn Signal [haefr]
Oct 12, 2005 (10:57 am)
Thanks for the response !
Do you know where the fuse might be?
or the turn flasher?