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Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#909 of 5279 Paint Chipping
Jun 24, 2002 (6:37 pm)
It seems both the Camry and Camry Solara suffer from poor quality paint. It is sad that cars selling for $17-30,000 have such poor paint finishes. I encourage everyone to post their concerns and to call Toyota's 800# customer service and ask them to document your complaint. I called before purchasing my 2000 Solara and was told they had no complaints on file regarding paint chipping. If I had only known what I was in store for. Please help other potential Toyota buyers by taking the steps above
#910 of 5279 90 camry V6 fouled spark-plugs -- valve seal problem?
Jun 25, 2002 (6:14 pm)
Hi, my V6 camry is very bad on gas, also it eats about 1 liter engine oil every 1000 miles...so finally, I decided to replace the spark-plugs. After I pulled half (easist three) of them out from the engine, 2 of them are fouled by engine oil. I suspect other 3 plugs have the same problem. My car has about 110K miles now, so what's the problem? what's the cost to fix it? Thanks.
Jun 26, 2002 (3:52 am)
Could be the valve seals, but that's more of a typical problem for the 4 cylinder engine instead.
One of the things you can do is a compression check also.
I had that problem before (at 90k miles), when it was misfiring due to a fouled up (oiled) plug....all I did was give it a nice tune-up, spark plugs, new wires, new distributor cap, & new distributor rotor. 110k miles later....when I traded my 88 Camry V6 in....never occurred again.
Though I seal have some oil leaks though. Check for oil leaks as well.
The 120K timing change is coming (don't forget to pay a little extra money to replace the front bearing seal)....so around that time, you can get the valve stem seals replaced and your valve clearance adjustment done.
It's going to be a pretty hefty bill though.
Rebuilt motor? The 2VZ-FE motor is still in good demand with a small supply. The 1VZ-FE motor, isn't that great, more power than the 4 cylinder though.,
#912 of 5279 can I don this by myself?
Jun 26, 2002 (7:02 am)
can I? any instructions available?
Jun 26, 2002 (7:22 am)
At mininum, purchase yourself a Haynes manual.
Sometimes on eBay you can get a good deal on the Toyota repair manual for the V6 engine.
#914 of 5279 2002 SE suspension
Jun 26, 2002 (11:00 am)
Purchased 2002 SE model about two months ago. Selected the SE, liked the more responsive steering, but the suspension now seems too harsh over medium to small bumps. Would like to know other opinions of the SE suspension. Have even considered changing out the struts and/or springs to get a more comfortable ride. Maybe should have got the LE model, but I do like the steering on the SE. The suspension is also noisy on large bumps. Thanks.
#915 of 5279 TRD replacement Struts--2002 SE Suspension
Jul 01, 2002 (12:52 pm)
I would consider putting in TRD replacement struts in your SE. Check with your Toyota dealership regarding TRD parts for your model. Your SE model will have all kinds of TRD replacement part available.
Jul 02, 2002 (4:23 am)
There is no TRD/Bilstein struts available for the 2002 Camry yet.
#917 of 5279 a/c problem - car overheats
Jul 02, 2002 (5:21 am)
Any idea what would cause my water temperature guage to rise (drastically) whenever I use my A/C in hot weather? I have a 94 Camry. Is this a Camry-specific problem?
Jul 02, 2002 (5:56 am)
How's the condition of the cooling system.
If you haven't changed the coolant yet, take it to the dealership, and might want to get the thermostat checked out also
Or take it to a mechanic....just make sure you use the OEM Toyota "Red" coolant.