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#8456 of 8465 A 2002 Camry LE 126,000 kms..what lies ahead?
May 17, 2010 (6:53 pm)
I have owned three Camrys.
1992 6 Cyl purchased new died at 450,000kms with a blown head gasket.
1993 4 cyl died of natural causes...an accident.
1996 4 cyl died last week at 332,000 kms blown head gasket.
Tomorrow I am purchasing a 4 cyl 2002 LE with 126,000 kms any suggestions that I should know about?
#8457 of 8465 Re: A 2002 Camry LE 126,000 kms..what lies ahead? [drm2m]
May 17, 2010 (7:01 pm)
Don't blow the head gasket.....you certainly have been getting your money's worth!
I assume you wanted to upgrade, as opposed to fixing the head gasket.
#8458 of 8465 Re: A 2002 Camry LE 126,000 kms..what lies ahead? [kiawah]
May 17, 2010 (7:47 pm)
I should have added the following;
The 1992 6 cyl purchased new in 1992 lasted 12 years.--450,000 kms.
The last Camry 1996 purchased in 2004 lasted until last week with 332,000 kms.
I ran it for 6 years...she was 14 years old when she finally died.
I bought her with about 130,000 kms on the clock...she died May 15 2010.
The A/C was dead, ($1500) I had to add power steering fluid every two days ($600 to repair)
There was an engine oil leak (1 Litre every week)...the brakes were almost finished,
I had to add a rubber pipe to connect with the gas tank as it leaked when filling.
She did yeoman service....I was waiting for her to die...I could not scrap her before that.
I love these cars....that is why I am going back at it with a very clean 2002 4cyl. LE
This should happen tomorrow...I hope I am as lucky this time around?
#8459 of 8465 What else should I replace with power steering and water pump change
Oct 23, 2011 (1:42 pm)
I have 2003 4 cylinder with 110K miles. Because of leaking power steering pump I need to replace p/s pump. At same time I will replace serpentine belt and water pump. By reading forums I determined that water pump used on 4 cyl. fails often.
Would it make sense to replace anything else at same time now that those accessories are off on that side of engine?
#8460 of 8465 Re: What else should I replace with power steering and water pump change [ch1133]
Oct 24, 2011 (11:47 am)
You need to replace the timing belt also. $300.00. At the same time they can replace the water pump and add new coolant. All one job. Serpentine is good idea also. p/s pump has nothing to do with above job, but you are due for t belt repl. 90,000 on 4 cyl Camrys.
#8461 of 8465 Re: What else should I replace with power steering and water pump change [ch1133]
Oct 25, 2011 (2:15 pm)
If your engine is the 2.4L, there is a timing chain, not a timing belt. If you are not a leadfoot driver on acceleration, the chain may last for the car's lifetime.
Nov 01, 2011 (8:25 am)
i turn heater on it makes a loud noise. light air blows..i turn it on low and no noise at all..just a little air blows. car was sitting for a while, maybe blocked with leaves? maybe the motor blower shot ? can i check it without taking it to the shop? where is it located at? off of a different car i use to have and it was under the glove box twards the back.might it be in the same place?
#8464 of 8465 Re: Ignition key [bapj]
Mar 24, 2013 (1:09 pm)
Is there a solution for ignition lock I have a 2006 camry never have had a problem till now.
#8465 of 8465 94 camry fuel system issues
Apr 07, 2013 (9:10 am)
I HAVE A 94 CAMRY WITH 2.2 4 CYL MOTOR.AFTER CAR GETS WARM I STOP FOR A TRAFFIC LIGHT IT DIES AND WILL NOT START AGAIN.ALSO WHEN IDLING THE RPMS GO FROM 400 TO 1200 AND BACK.COULD THE PROBLEM BE THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR?