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Nov 15, 2006 (12:39 pm)
1990 CAMRY WITH GAS SMELL.
I sometimes get a strong gas smell at the rear of the car when it's not running. I don't smell anything when inside the car, only when standing at the rear. The Toyota shop couldn't find anything a couple of months ago but thought it might be a faulty seal at the gas cap. They replaced the cap and it seemed to help for awhile. But the smell is back, as strong as ever. I don't see anything dripping from the car. Has anyone else had this experience? thanks
#8264 of 8465 Re: Gas Smell [noahway]
Nov 15, 2006 (7:22 pm)
It could have something to do with the evaporative emissions control system. Somehow, gas fumes are escaping.
You should get this checked by someone who knows what they're doing, and pronto.
#8265 of 8465 Automatic Door Locking?
Nov 20, 2006 (11:35 am)
My wife's 2005 Camry LE will automatically lock all the doors approximately one minute after the car is turned off and the vehicle left alone. My 2006 Camry XLE V6 does not do this.
I've searched the user manual high and low and can not find a specific way to set this. Anyone have any information on how this can be done?
#8266 of 8465 Re: Automatic Door Locking? [thetxstang]
Nov 20, 2006 (1:42 pm)
The door locks are not designed to automatically lock in the way you describe for the 2005 model.
There is only one way the doors can lock "by themselves" when the car is unoccupied: If you hit the unlock button on the remote when all 4 doors are closed, and you do nothing further, the doors will relock after 30 seconds.
This can happen accidentally, even when I'm in the house, and squeeze the keys in my pocket by crouching down, etc. The car will unlock in the garage and then relock after 30 sec. (I can hear the faint beeps.)
#8267 of 8465 Re: Gas Smell [noahway]
Nov 22, 2006 (9:05 am)
I have the same model year car with the exact the same problem. It has been over a year. Just found the problem last week and ready to fix it after Thanksgiving. A pressure fuel hose going out of fuel tank is leaking. I will let you know once I fix it.
#8268 of 8465 Re: Gas Smell [noahway]
Dec 01, 2006 (10:48 am)
I bought an one foot long non-injection hose (7/8" OD) and 2 clamps from napa. Had a local garage replace it for $20 bucks. Still have smell today, I believe it is from gas left on the tank. Hopefully the smell will be gone after couple days.
#8269 of 8465 Quality Issues With an '05 SE
Dec 22, 2006 (9:16 pm)
For years I heard and read about the 'legendary' bumper to bumper refinement offered by Toyota. After owning two GM products, and three Subarus...I bought the '05 Camry SE on a whim.
The car has positives...affordible, mechanically sound, roomy, reasonably attractive, and interior materials and textures have a quality look and feel to them.
Now for the negatives: I swear that the structure of this car is made of JELLO!!!! When you pull into a driveway at an angle, you can hear the body flexing...squeeking. The car is full of squeaks and rattles...all three "pillars." The sunroof doesn't fit in the hole in the roof properly...and sounds just as loud popped up as it does closed. I actually have to close the sunroof the whole way, and then try to pop it up maybe 1/16th of an inch at a time to make the wind noise stop, but it still squeaks and rattles. (They dealer has looked at this issue...three times...supposedly fixed it once...said that the wind noise was NORMAL!) EVERY door wiggles around in it's opening and squeeks on the seals. There is a buzzing sound coming from both ends of the dash. The shifter knob is loose, and I have a front suspension clunk when backing up. Hmmm...I think that is all. *sarcasm*
The '02 Subauru Legacy GT that I traded...with 68K very roughly driven miles on the odometer...didn't have a single rattle or squeek. My only problems with that car was a bad spark plug at 15K, a sunroof that leaked once...and that was completely replaced with no questions asked, and brake rotors that warped easily...no doubt because of my aggressive driving.
Needless to say...although I do love the extra interior room that the Camry has over the Legacy...I think that my next car will be a Subaru!
#8270 of 8465 Re: Quality Issues With an '05 SE [michaelpsu]
Dec 23, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Well, I have had no problems with excessive squeaking or rattling on either of my two Camrys (or for that matter, on the '97 Camry that I sold at 111K miles). The sunroof on the car so equipped does make a flexing noise when I back over the threshold of my garage (from the concrete to gravel).
Your sunroof may not be properly "initialized." Have you replaced or disconnected the battery in the past?
Here's how to initialize it -- sounds like your roof isn't sealing flush when closed, which it should.
To do so without disconnecting the battery, which will mess up your radio presets and clock as well as temporarily affect your engine's idle speed, pull the "power no. 1" fuse in the lower left instrument panel.
Easier said than done, however. I had to use small pliers and ended up destroying the fuse. So have a replacement (30 amp) on hand before you start. Before you pull the fuse, make sure the keys are out of the ignition and the moonroof is fully closed and flush with the roof. (Tap the switch to position it.) Once the fuse is out, drive around for a day or two. Note: both your moonroof AND power windows will be inoperable, so if you have to pay tolls or use drive-thru restaurants or banks, this won't work.
Then re-install the fuse, turn on the ignition, and follow EXACTLY the procedure in the owner's manual. It worked for me -- no problems since I did this in early November. Good luck!
#8271 of 8465 Re: Quality Issues With an '05 SE [michaelpsu]
Dec 24, 2006 (3:40 am)
All automobiles "flex". It's the nature of the beast. Those flexing sounds you hear are very likely caused by the rubber mouldings and door seals as the lubricants applied to them "dry out". Try adding a little silicone to door and trunk seals. That usually quiets things down. Silicone can be purchased at your local hardware store. It comes in various forms; liquid, paste, or aerosol spray. Put a little on a piece of paper towel or rag, and just wipe a thin coating on.
FWIW, I had an outrageously expensive luxury car a few years back, and not long after getting it (new), it started sounding like an off key choir practice. I took it to the dealer and they did the silicone thing, and voila, no more noises.
We have an 07 Camry (wife's car 4 door with a moon roof),and it's as quiet as a church.
#8272 of 8465 Re: Quality Issues With an '05 SE [michaelpsu]
Dec 26, 2006 (10:27 am)
Did you just buy the car (hence it is used) or did you buy it new? You definitely need to take into consideration what the previous owner(s) did to it. This is the single reason that I never buy a used car, no matter how many owners it had. I am just way too paranoid about what could be wrong with it, even if a mechanic inspects it. Also, if it was a program (rental) car, that could be even worse as hundreds (!) of drivers may have had their turn at the car. When a car is a rental, people have a lot less respect for it than their own car. Anyway, if you bought it new, I do feel bad that you apparently got a lemon. Our 2005 XLE is even better than our 07 LE as far as body rigidity and feel of quality. Good luck.