Last post on Aug 22, 2006 at 1:43 PM
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Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#4944 of 5279 Re: 1991 Toyota Camry DX AC/ Idle Problem [jazzkatts]
May 19, 2006 (3:03 pm)
Yep, the compressor belt's stretched and it needs to be re-adjusted or replaced. (If the belt's new, it just needs to be re-adjusted - a new belt will stretch slightly after initial use.) The engine idle speed drop when turning on the A/C will be a little more complicated. The engine computer's supposed to get a signal at A/C compressor engagement at idle speed to increase engine idle speed by a couple hundred RPM automatically to compensate for the compressor's drag on the engine. On older carbureted cars something, perhaps as simple as a solonoid "kicker" working against carberetor linkage, would need to be adjusted or replaced.
#4945 of 5279 07 Camry trunk floor support
May 19, 2006 (1:42 pm)
I have a 07' SE V6 and the trunk support broke. It seems to made of recycled cardboard and is about 1/8" thick. It could not handle the weight of a 80# bag of softner salt. Toyota said they would not replace it. The piece of crap cost $96.00. You think they would have used plastic or laminated particle board or even masonite board. Toyota so far does not impress me with their warranty. I am starting to miss Honda.
#4946 of 5279 Re: 07 Camry trunk floor support [chitty]
May 19, 2006 (2:27 pm)
I understand your aggravation at Toyota's refusal to cover a replacement support under warranty but it isn't the end of the world. I wonder how much trouble would be involved in buying the same thickness (or moving up to 1/4") of Masonite at a home improvement center and having it custom cut to the same shape as the broken support. Once the pattern's traced onto the Masonite piece from the broken piece, I doubt a cabinet shop would charge much to make the finished cut with its shop jigsaw if you're uncomfortable attempting it by hand. You can bet it wouldn't be anywhere near $96.00
(Note to self - do not attempt to transport bodies for burial in rural New Jersey in new Toyota Camry trunks.
#4947 of 5279 Camry trunk floor support
May 19, 2006 (3:52 pm)
Good post and excellent answer . I'll cut some plywood for my trunk as soon as the car is delivered .
But it is hard to believe that the support is that flimsy.
I transported many bags of sand and cement in many different cars and that never happened to me .
#4948 of 5279 1996 4 dr sedan toyota camry
May 20, 2006 (5:24 pm)
hello everyone, my driver's side window does not power down. Can anyone tell me if i need to replace the window motor or regulator. The other windows are functioning properly.
#4949 of 5279 2000 rear drum removal ?
May 20, 2006 (6:49 pm)
What size bolts are needed to use as jacking screws ? Or is there a better way to get the drum off.
Thanks a ton,
#4950 of 5279 Re: 2000 rear drum removal ? [teamharvey]
May 21, 2006 (8:31 am)
Since I no longer have my '97 Camry (which would be the same as the 2000 model), I can't tell you the size. I just found the right ones by trial-and-error using my ever-expanding collection of miscellaneous bolts, washers, and other fasteners. This is the best way to get the drums off, especially if you can use 2 bolts at a time (for both holes).
#4951 of 5279 Re: 07 Camry trunk floor support [chitty]
May 21, 2006 (8:37 am)
The trunk support is made of something like masonite, not recycled cardboard. It's no different from that used in the '97, '04, and '05 Camrys, all of which I have had. Never had a problem.
One key difference though is the '07 uses a temporary spare, so there could be more of a gap between the tire and the support. I'll have to check this out on an '07 my employer recently bought.
May 21, 2006 (2:26 pm)
I recently purchased a used 99 Camry with after market alloy wheels. When I took it to a shop to correct vibrations above 60mph by aligning the mechnic showed me that the wheels (all 4) were out. That is they are not completely circular which per him is the cause of the vibrations. I am guessing from what he showed me hes correct !
As I am not the buyer of the wheels I am not sure what size they are ! The tires show a size of P235/40R18. Does it mean the rims are 18 inch. The max size I could find were 17" !!!
Is this wheel/tire size okay for a 1999 Camry CE. I read the standard size for Camry is P195/70R14. What are my choices to fix this. Repair the wheels or buy a new set. Is going for a complete set of 14" wheels and tyres recommended. Would fixing the wheels or buying new 17/18" cause wear on the car !!
#4953 of 5279 Re: Wheel damage on Camry [santaclaws06]
May 21, 2006 (3:43 pm)
You cannot fix alloy wheels (at least it's generally not recommended). Yes those are 18 wheels and absurdly low-profile tires for this car. Just pitch them (or maybe someone will buy the tires if they're in decent condition).
Personally, I'd strongly recommend buying a new set of 14-inch steel wheels for the car and the proper size tires, which you've identified correctly. Wheels shouldn't be bought used, unless you know what kind of use/abuse they've been subjected to!
If you must have alloys, they will cost more (probably a lot more), but to me it seems overkill for a 7-year-old base model Camry.