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#722 of 5279 " Toyota Camry, PRE 97's OLDIES, BUT GOODIES"
Mar 25, 2002 (10:30 pm)
Thanks for the input folks. I love the look of the older models. The ones where the tail light unit went right across the trunk and the whole car had a nice, balanced look. The 1995's lost that impressive rear end light unit, and went to nondescript, single taillight in the fenders, design, and IMHO have been looking worse every model change since 1994.I think Toyota invented "de-contenting" in 1995 model and has been laughing all the way to the bank.
Saw a 1993 powder blue XLE with the gold badging and double chrome tailpipes, that makes the new Camry models look pitiful. (The owner was not interesting in selling it.)
I have been reading posts on this site and others from angry Camry owners dissapointed in Toyota's new attitude about some of the problems with the recent models. i.e. "it's not Toyotas fault that you are having these issues." But it seems that old Camry tradins were reliable, well loved cars. Hence my cautious concern about 'What years were the best?" From the few post here on the subject, it looks like "anything older than 1997" So, I will start seriously looking for a 92 to 94 XLE. They won't have some of the bells and wistles of the newer models ,but the trade off might be the durablitiy, from the 'Old Camry Owners' favorable experience and the fact that I just don't like the stripped down, Eurobox looks of the newer ones. (I'm still a, chrome wheels and white wall tires, kinda person)
What was the best Camry power train in those Golden years? ..With an auto/tranny/ and air conditioning,...could the 4 cyl handle it?
Mar 26, 2002 (6:43 am)
I tried to read the complaints about the Camry that you talke about and I couldn't find them anywhere.... You said that it listed to alleged fires.. Could you tell me if it was the v6 or the 4 cylinder of the Camry?
#724 of 5279 94 Camry vibration
Mar 26, 2002 (10:27 am)
I have a 94 Camry 112000 miles 2.2liter.It's been a problem free car except recently it's been a disappointment. It started with the change of both CV axles because of torn boots,after the change I noticed vibration not so much on the steering wheel but under the floor board especially at 45MPH.Took it back and the mechanic agreed so he was nice enough to change both CV axles again and checked all engine mounts and I had the tires rotated and balanced but the vibration is still present. Has anyone had similar experience out there?Could the tires be balanced and still be defective?Should the alignment be checked even though the car does not pull left or right at any speed?
#725 of 5279 94 Camry xmission capacity
Mar 26, 2002 (1:37 pm)
4 cyl - anyone know what the drain and refill cap is?
Cap in the manual is "up to 4.4 l"
What is cap if you just remove the bottom "nut" drain and refill?
#726 of 5279 Probably the same as the V6
Mar 26, 2002 (4:33 pm)
Which is about 4 quarts. However, I usually measure mine after draining and only add back the same amount, a lot easier to add fluid later then to remove it.
#727 of 5279 Thumpidy Thump...
Mar 26, 2002 (7:13 pm)
pasqual' If you look at the TSB's on the 94' Camry, you might find a clue to your problem. However, my Buick Park Ave has an interesting history of, vibrations, thumps and other unwanted noises. GM went through years of trying to quiet these annoying symptoms. They tried wheel balances, brake rotor changes, alignment checks and rim balance checks....to no avail. The good news is tho, that there is a simple fix to all these problems, and it is this...get rid of the Goodyear tires and put on new Michellins. GM still puts these miserable Goodyear tires on at the factory, and has blown a kazillion warranty dollars and wasted every ones time on this problem. So, have a GOOD tire shop take a close look at those front tires on your Camry, you might find that new set of Michellins for your baby, is all you need to permanently get rid of the problem.
Even if you are already running GOOD tires on the Camry, one of them still could be out of round, and have a bulge that sets off the symptoms at 45 mph. Try a new set of tires anyway, the Camry will love you for it.
#728 of 5279 Thanks Longo32
Mar 27, 2002 (5:18 am)
#729 of 5279 Keyless remote programming
Mar 27, 2002 (10:55 am)
We recently bought a 2000 Camry LE with keyless remote, but it only came with one remote...A relative had an extra one, gave it to us..same year, same exact remote, same FCC code on back...anyone have instructions to program? Dealer wants too much $$$. I have done some searching, but to no avail..any help? Thanks in advance
#730 of 5279 RE: Keyless remote programming
Mar 27, 2002 (2:37 pm)
I believe those vehicles (and most) come with 2 remotes which means that someone is possibly walking out there with a key to your car. I would get both remotes re-programmed at the dealership. I don't think their is a "3rd party" that does this type of thing.
Mar 27, 2002 (6:16 pm)
The NHTSA database is definitely a bit clunky and slow to use. Of the 21 complaints to the government on the 2002 Camry, there are two reports listed in the NHTSA database involving fires.
One complaint alleges that the "starter caught fire in a parking lot" and the second one alleges that smoke was coming out of the Camry and then it caught on fire. Its just raw information that is left up to the viewer to interpret, one way or another. No determinations are made or inferred, its just data. Nothing necessarily something to worry about.
ODI ID: 8000808
ODI ID: 899154