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#8287 of 8465 Camry 2000 2.2L 4cyl
Jan 16, 2007 (3:50 pm)
I own a 1998 2.2L 4cyl Camry, awesome vehicle. Have 125,000 miles on it and drives like brand new. I'm the 5th owner of that vehicle.
My mom has 2000 2.2L 4cyl Camry. Last week I drove her car for 4 hours and I was disappointed. The drive was on a hilly area and I noticed that the car was shifting gears so erratically (I think you guys call it RPM Flare) to maintain a cruising speed of 60mph that passengers had to tell me to drive smoothly. I was ashamed of this vehicle. I also noticed a brief lag of 2-3 seconds while accelerating for a slow speed. E.g. while accelerating after the End of a School Zone. I don't think that 2000 Camrys had drive by wire throttle. However, this vehicle doesn't feel like a Camry at all. And it has only 70,000 miles on it. Could it be the spark plugs or something?
Also, about a month ago I met an Assistant Toyota Service Manager at aa friends house. I expressed my desire of rading in my 98 camry for a 2007 model. He warned me about the issues of Drive by Wire throttle system and that it was affecting Camrys and highlanders primarily and the TSBs were not solving the problem to satisfaction. The Hybrid Camry however doesn't have any problems. After that I started visiting these forums and found out about these problems.
Now I'm thinking of giving mmy car to my mom and buy an 07 Hybrid for myself.
#8288 of 8465 Re: Camry 2000 2.2L 4cyl [milkyway1]
Jan 16, 2007 (4:19 pm)
You will love the hybrid Camry. It'a truly a remarkable machine.
It has the look and the feel of the XLE and the same pickup and power of the 3.0L V6 from your Gen 4 Camry. I also had a '97 and a 2000 2.2L Camry.
#8289 of 8465 Re: Camry 2000 2.2L 4cyl [milkyway1]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:02 pm)
I can't remember for sure but I am fairly certain that I first noticed the tendency for upshifting upon a lift-throttle event in my 2000 AWD RX300. I can say with certainty that it does exhibit itself in my 2001 AWD RX300.
Since so many of the 99 RX300s are incurring premature transaxle failures I strongly suspect the new shift pattern/schedule was adopted at the beginning of Rx300 production.
The bottom line is that DBW, e-throttle, is not the cause of the transaxle downshift delay but the fix, bandaid, Toyota used to "protect the drive train", prevent premature transaxle failures resulting from the need to downshift without enough ATF pressure/flow.
#8290 of 8465 Re: several problems
Jan 16, 2007 (8:04 pm)
We have owned a 2002 V6 LE for over 45,000 trouble free miles. We have never had a rattle or squeek. The only time the car has been in for service is oil changes and general maintenance.
We also own a 2003 V6 Highlander FWD and have experienced the same.
#8291 of 8465 Re: Camry 2000 2.2L 4cyl [kdhspyder]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:34 pm)
Did you notice the difference between 97 Camry and 00 Camry? Did the 00 model have quick upshifting/downshifting ? I hope you had 4 cyl one.
Good to hear that about Camry Hybrid. I like its front grill. Do you know if i has any problems?
#8292 of 8465 Re: several problems [junepug]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:36 pm)
The same holds for my 98 I4 Camry. However, 2000 I4 Camry is really disappointing.
#8293 of 8465 Re: Camry 2000 2.2L 4cyl [milkyway1]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:39 pm)
No I didn't notice any difference between the two 2.2L 4c except that the 97 was a little more responsive and smoother. I bought both as TCUV's so they might have been broken in differently. I traded out of the 2000 into a new Prius 14 months ago. It's been perfect.
In the 8 months that the TCH has been out I haven't seen anyone complain here on the 'net or in person either.
#8294 of 8465 93 Camry SE v6 - one big problem, HELP!
Jan 17, 2007 (8:34 am)
Can anyone tell me what's going on here?
First: The speedometer/odometer cut out and works only sporadically
Second: The car began to stall at stops RPMs drop sometimes while still stopping, other times once stopped or in park
Then: Had my husband change spark plugs and problem stopped for a few days then came back and..
Finally: Transmission does not always shift while accelerating. For insatance-was doing 15mph at over 3kRPMs.
All of these things happened within about a week of each other. I had my transmission fluid replaced and a leak repaired at the end of November. Also, right after I purchased the car 2years ago I had to have the heads remachined. It has 140k miles on it now. Is this thing a or is it not as bad as it seems?
Thanks for your help!
#8295 of 8465 Re: 93 Camry SE v6 - one big problem, HELP! [mamap]
Jan 22, 2007 (12:24 pm)
Just sounds like it is 14 years old. Who knows how it was treated those first 12 years.
My dad has a 1992 Mazda 626 with 20,000 miles on it. It looks brand new, he is the orginal owner. It just needed a new master cylinder, clutch and some other odd repairs cost about $3,000 bucks
As rubber and other things age problems just occur.