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#2636 of 8465 1991 Camry damp weather problems
Dec 05, 2001 (7:40 am)
My 19991 Toyota Camry with 110k has a damp weather/humidity problem. It will crank easily, run fine for about one mile, then the engine either stumbles or stalls completely. Usually when stopped, engine will die. This problem seems to occur during rainy weather or high humidity conditions. Any suggestions on what the culprit might be?? My local mechanics are baffled, when I take the car to them, it runs fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Dec 05, 2001 (2:09 pm)
Sounds like the problem I had with my 1975 Honda Civic. But that thing had carburetors and a manual choke.
Dec 05, 2001 (9:29 pm)
I have the same color 92 Camry and my paint job is shot. I also used carnauba waxes by Mequiar's and Mother's. My trouble spots are in the roof and around the back windows on the pillar. I think they might have been caused by the winter applications. Most waxes and cleaners have to be applied when the temperature is in the low 70's minimum. I have seen other Camrys in that color and have asked owners about them and seems that they were either garaged and/or never waxed in the winter time. I used to wax our camry at least once a month. FWIW, Toyota motor sales will do nothing about the paint. That is not covered by the warranty. If you had bought the Auto Armor paint sealant you would have been covered for 5 years and gotten a free paint job. I didn't but it wouldn't have mattered anyway as our car is 9 years old and the problem started showing up about 2 years ago.
#2639 of 8465 Damp weather problems
Dec 05, 2001 (10:00 pm)
I had the same problem with my 1987 Camry. Kept taking it to the garage and it would run fine, til finally I had to have it towed in! The mechanic replaced the spark wires and it runs well most of the time now, but on occasion in damp weather, still gives me fits. The dealer said it could be a slight crack in the distributor cap that lets in moisture when it rains.
#2640 of 8465 damp weather problem
Dec 06, 2001 (1:36 am)
My 1991 Camry began lurching severely and stalling in wet weather when it had about 110,000 miles on it. The Toyota dealer I took it to replaced the ignition coil, and the problem disappeared.
#2641 of 8465 Ignition Coil is the most frequent problem
Dec 06, 2001 (8:39 am)
found in the 88-92 Camrys. I have seen my 3 friends do it for their camrys (NOt bad after 100K miles actually)
MSN Carpoint also has ignition coil as the most frequent problem for camry
#2642 of 8465 "A Toyota Camry History"
Dec 07, 2001 (6:30 am)
I've put a link to this just published article in the Additional Resources box on the left sidebar of this page. Aimed squarely at the Accord, the Camry debuted in 1983. Check out the story!
This is one in a series of articles on Edmunds.com in a new category "Generations" under Reviews. You can check out other histories here.
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#2643 of 8465 Please excuse the interruption...
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Dec 07, 2001 (8:23 am)
.......but I'm here to announce the new Toyota Camry Owners club now available on Edmunds.com Owner's Club board. Please stop by and introduce yourself in Meet the Members and let me know how I can help build your club.
I have linked this discussion into that folder, but it will always reside here in Sedans.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
#2644 of 8465 1994 Camry LE 4 cyl- Just past 160,000 miles
Dec 07, 2001 (9:18 am)
1994 Camry LE 4 cyl- Just past 160,000 miles Thought I would share. Car still looks great inside and out. I wax it and detail it 3 times a year. Sure the driven seat cloth is worn but hey after 160K.
I have always followed my own maintenance schedule(Toyota Dealerships):
-oil/filter change every 3k when new now about every 4K.
-Spark Plugs/Wires Distributor every 50K
-Timing belt and belts at 60K
-Battery at 5 years needed or not
- Transmission service at 50K Should do more like 30K
-AntiFreeze at 50K
Other than brakes, Tires, thermostat etc.. the only repairs/failures have been (all at Toyota Dealership):
-Water Pump at 90K
-Engine Mounts at 140K
-Front Left ABS sensor at 120K decided not to replace.
-Power Radio Antennae broke at 155K not replaced
-LCD Light on radio 130K not replaced
In the past month I was having a problem with the transmission. It was upshifting great but at sometimes the downshifting or reengaging after coasting it would bounce.
I took it to one Toyota and they didn't even recognize the problem. I then called a long time Toyota mechanic that left the Toyota Dealership near my house for another dealership 30 miles away. He came over my house and said it probably is just age related and that a this paper thin sheet toyota uses to smooth out shifting is probably wearing. But he suggested a power flush just ot make sure.
Well since he is the mechanic I trust I took a day off of work and went to him. He used quarts of transmission fluid, detergent and power flushed it. He did find some brass and chrome type filings but overall the transmission is in great shape.
It now shift like new although there is still a little slippage when reengaging after coasting.
Overall the car has been great. It has its creaks but it is trouble free.
One footnote - I put Michelin Xone's on and the they are great tires. Handling, noise and ride. Wet and dry. Waiting to see how they do in the snow.
#2645 of 8465 Spoiler on SE - great for over 50 crowd?
Dec 07, 2001 (10:15 am)
I doubt that people in their 30s and 20s care for that spoiler. It looks silly on a family car like the Camry, IMHO.