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#8179 of 8465 Re: 2000 Maintanence Schedule Recomendations [mark101]
May 03, 2006 (1:31 pm)
It's all covered in the Camry owner's manual for model year 2000. If the original wasn't included with your car, see any Toyota dealership to order one up. You really should not be without the 2000 Toyota Camry owner's manual. Toyota had some engine varnish and sludge issues* from 1996 - 2002 in Camrys equipped with either the I4 or V6 motors. The company had recommended very long oil change intervals, 8,000 miles, or more, I believe I read, during that period, but the oils of the time (at least in the U.S.) were overstressed beyond 5,000 mile service intervals. Consider 5,000 miles the outer limit for a car driven under "normal service" and 3,000 miles if driven under "severe service" protocols as defined in the owner's manual. Also consider having the automatic transmission fluid (if your car has an automatic transaxle) emptied, the internal transmission fluid filter changed, and refilled with fresh fluid. (Common Dexron III, I believe - I don't believe Toyota required the proprietary "T-IV" fluid until model year 2002, nor is "T-IV" backward compatible with automatic transaxles originally spec'd to use Dexron ATF. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.)
*Not all examples had problems. Owners who changed more frequently often had spotless engines to, and well beyond, 150,000 miles. If the previous owner(s) had your car serviced through any Toyota dealership's service department, that information will be on record on Toyota's national database. If you visit any Toyota dealership and request it, I believe they'd be able to provide you with a printout of your car's service history. If the previous owner(s) did their own service, or did so through an independent shop, then there's little way to tell unless you come across receipts.
#8180 of 8465 Re: 2000 Maintanence Schedule Recomendations [mark101]
May 03, 2006 (3:32 pm)
You can find the maintenance schedules for all Toyotas on the Toyota website.
#8181 of 8465 Re: Tire, Cabin Noise, Unsmooth Acceleration [maniks]
May 12, 2006 (10:26 am)
I am a COSTCO convert for tires. I got 4 Michelin Exalto P2's for 530 and Sears quoted nearly 800. Costco seems to do a good job of mounting. They use nitrogen, they hand torque the wheels and even ask you to come back in 20 miles to get it checked again. I went by Sears and told them about the price differential and asked them what the "we'll match any price" means and they said "er.. well.. most prices". The advertising value of signs like these is that they want you to feel comfortable buying there. But you should always check elsewhere. That was my lesson.
#8182 of 8465 Re: Tire, Cabin Noise, Unsmooth Acceleration [edmund2460]
May 12, 2006 (4:54 pm)
I, on the other hand, am now a WalMart convert for tires. I got 4 Douglas* "Xtra-Trac" All Season tires for $246.91, installed, including taxes. Included in the price is lifetime (the tires' not mine...) rotations, wheel balancing on demand, and road hazard replacement warranty. I was pleasantly surprised that WalMart hand-torques the attachment nuts. A much quieter and more comfortable ride than the original equipment Michelin MXV4+ "Energy" tires that were OEM on my car. The Michelins were murdered early in their life at less than 20,000 miles - wifey was helping out at a church charity function when some of America's "finest yout's" slashed all four tires' sidewalls as part of their gang initiation - leastways that's what the local constabulary speculated. Premium tires? No - and never again. (I can only hope street justice with a rival gang will prevail without injury or loss of life to any innocents and that any nearby police officers will be answering a priority call at an area Dunkin' Donuts shop.)
*I think "Douglas" tires are made by Goodyear.
#8183 of 8465 Re: Tire, Cabin Noise, Unsmooth Acceleration [ray_h1]
May 12, 2006 (7:19 pm)
Me on the other hand got a set of 205/55 Goodyear triple treads from discount tires along with a set of 16" wheels, for 1000 with tax and mounting (110 per tire+115 per wheel). They matched tire rack's price and since shipping was about the same as tax, discount was only about 5 dollars over, which is a really good deal because they include lifetime rotate and balance(costco also does this). but tire rack doesn't. And so far with 200 miles and some wet roads, these tires really do live up to the hype. Not high performance, but much better then michelin MXV4's
#8184 of 8465 2002 '05 or '06 Toyota Camry dvd navigation
May 21, 2006 (4:14 pm)
I am about to purchace a used 2002 Toyota Camry which does not have dvd navigation installed in it. (At the time it was an option, i guess origibnal buyer didnt want it) But i want to know if it is possible for me to install dvd navigation in the car. Maybe the '05 or '06 camry version navigation system in the 2002 toyota camry.... Can i take it to a toyota dealer? is ther any where i can purchase the Camry navigation system and get it installed by other means.
#8185 of 8465 Re: 2002 '05 or '06 Toyota Camry dvd navigation [abumere813]
May 22, 2006 (2:44 pm)
If I were you I would purchase a stand-alone GPS w/Directions for about $400-$600. Garmin makes a number of them. You could even take it from car to car. My son has one and it is very useful.
#8186 of 8465 Re: 2002 '05 or '06 Toyota Camry dvd navigation [abumere813]
May 22, 2006 (2:45 pm)
I don't think so. Just get a Garmin unit and you can move it between cars.
Jul 01, 2006 (1:21 pm)
I have a 2003 camry. When running the a/c after a while the vents on the driver side start blowing hot air. The vents on the passenger side blow cold air. I noticed that the heater core was hot all the time even during the summer so I disconnected the rubber hoses going through the fire wall to the heater core and put a copper loop in so the hot water would circulate. I thought this would help but it didn't have any effect. Would anyone have an idea of what is going on. Maybe I should take it to the dealer.