Last post on Aug 22, 2006 at 1:43 PM
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Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#4721 of 5279 Re: 1998 camry question [jteacher76]
Mar 22, 2006 (2:50 pm)
My 2001 Camry motor has a hole the size of a baseball . I called Toyota in CA, I was told that if it was sludge they would pay for it. Unfortunately they said that there isn't any sludge. Bad for me, Toyota takes no responsability for there faulty motors. I feel as Toyota owners we need to take a stand but I don't know where to start. Anyone have any ideas as to how to get them to take action for there faulty product.
#4722 of 5279 Re: 1998 camry question [troubledinnj]
Mar 22, 2006 (3:45 pm)
Sometime extended warranties are worth the cost.
#4723 of 5279 1994 exhaust
Mar 22, 2006 (6:02 pm)
I hope someone here can help me. My 1994 has a leak in front of the 'cat'. The 'cat' and the 'down pipe' are one unit connecting to the manifold. When I try to search auto parts online for a replacement, there are a number to choose from. How do I determine exactly what I need? I just hung up the phone in disgust from one online supplier who knew less about the parts than I did. HELP!!!!!!!!!!
#4724 of 5279 Re: 1998 camry question [troubledinnj]
Mar 22, 2006 (8:48 pm)
It seems to be in Toyota's best interest to say it isn't sludge, then they don't get stuck with the repair cost since you are out of the factory warranty. Did you see the engine? Were there any signs of sludge before the rod blew, i.e., smoke, crud on dipstick, use of oil, check engine light?
#4726 of 5279 Re: 1998 camry question [scoti1]
Mar 23, 2006 (9:05 am)
It is still at my mechanics shop. He said he doesn't think it's worth the $500 since I have not had any signs and he said the oil looked pretty clean . He suggested it would be a pretty big gamble. As for the smoke, I live where it's cold and so I couldn't even begin to say whether or not it had any smoke that was unusual. No check engine light either. I think I am going to try to engine replacement like my dad has said. Even withthe cost of it it's cheaper than a car payment. Thanky ou all for your input.
#4727 of 5279 Has anyone here ever heard of a 1997 Toyota Camry CLX?
Mar 23, 2006 (9:19 am)
I am buying a 97 Camry and the guy said the model is CLX. The VIN is legit, it has a sunroof, leather, premium sound, and is a 5 speed manual. Anyone ever heard of this model? Thanks in advance.
Mar 23, 2006 (11:24 am)
I have a 2000 Camry and the fuel door does not open unless I stick something under the release lever and then manually open the door. Did anyone have the same problem? I don't mind this, but I'm planning to sell the car and was wondering how much it would cost to fix this.
#4729 of 5279 Re: fuel door [camryowner2]
Mar 23, 2006 (6:49 pm)
My 1999 camry had the same problem. There is a V shaped spring like thing at the hinge of the lid door which helps the lid door to pop open when you pull the release lever. Mine was broken.You can buy it from the toyota dealer.Cost around 20 dollars.Pull out any remnants of the old one and clip on the new one .You are all set.
#4730 of 5279 Re: fuel door [drgphilip]
Mar 24, 2006 (6:12 am)
Only 20 dollars - that's good news! Thank you!