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#4643 of 5646 Re: 07 Camry CE cold engine actuator noise [vizyo]
Nov 01, 2008 (5:30 pm)
The ABS actuator makes a noise during its self-test once the car gets up to about 3 mph or so after first being started. This is mentioned in the owner's manual and is common to most cars with ABS. (My 1990 Mercury Sable, one of the earlier cars with optional ABS, made this noise.)
Regarding oil "burning," how much are you losing? Most cars use a little oil in my 30+ years of experience owning cars. Only my most recent cars (3 Camrys and a Nissan Frontier) don't seem to use any.
You don't need any oil additives -- those are dealer moneymakers and are not recommended by Toyota itself. Again, check your owner's manual.
#4644 of 5646 Chasis Winter Protection
Nov 05, 2008 (8:43 am)
I bought my 2007 Camry LE in Maryland and have recently moved to Minnesota. I was told by the Toyoya dealer in Marlyland that car comes standard with under body(chasis) protection against salt/sand spray for winter driving conditions.
Does anyone konw if this is true or if I was hosed by the dealer? Do any Camry owners living in states like MN get after-market chasis protection?
#4645 of 5646 Re: Chasis Winter Protection [mncamry]
Nov 05, 2008 (9:35 am)
All cars today have good rust protection from the factory. Just wash your car often in the winter if it gets salted up (at car washes obviously if it's below freezing outside) and be sure to generously hose off the underbody come spring (some car washes include this).
#4646 of 5646 Re: Chasis Winter Protection [mncamry]
Nov 05, 2008 (11:11 am)
Most all cars/trucks built today have galvanized sheet metal on everything but the roof where it isn't needed. I doubt if Toyota is any different. Some manufacturers like GM give their vehicles a 5 year 100K rust waranty from the factory and they last much longer. Some manufacturers also frown on aftermarket rust proofing and will no longer warranty the vehicle for rust protection if you add it. Best thing is to wash it often during the winter and at least here in Mi. every car wash I have been in does an underbody blast to clear the snow and salt away from the unterside. Granted I don't keep my vehicles any longer than 3 years but even with the Mi. winters mine still look as good as new when I get rid of them.
#4647 of 5646 Re: Noise when turning wheels at zero or very low speed [silverbullet10]
Nov 05, 2008 (8:30 pm)
After leaving the car for 1 day with the dealer trying to troubleshoot the ps pump noise, the service advisor said that the noise is normal and they think it's comparable to the other camry rental units. When I get back the car, I'm pretty confident the noise is still there. The funny thing is the noise is louder at parking speed after i've driven the car for a couple of minutes, not during cold engine. Anybody has the same noise coming from their power steering? My car's mileage is less than 27k (2007 camry LE 4 cyl, auto)
At the same time they're trying to troublshoot the ps, they install the new TSB0068-08, and finally the transmission works like it's supposed to (holdin low gear when entering the highway ramp,, and no downshift at 70mph with cruise control).. Wish toyota programmed the transmission this way when i bought the car 2 years ago!
#4648 of 5646 Re: Chasis Winter Protection [mncamry]
Nov 07, 2008 (6:45 pm)
(From a fellow 2007 owner......in Canada......lotsa winter, snow and salt!)
Your 07 Camry probably has sufficient intra-body rust prevention, but if you want to be sure, find a shop that does good "intrusion" oil spraying and have them use only new hydraulic oil inside your rocker panels, doors, trunk lid, etc.
And remember, don't take your car through any mechanical car washers, winter OR summer.....unless they are the touchless variety. Always HANDwash your car for a longlasting finish.
My '97 looked like new when I gave it to my daughter last year.....with 224,000 kilometers on it. (about 120K miles)
#4649 of 5646 Re: Chasis Winter Protection [notmybmw]
Nov 08, 2008 (7:38 am)
I use the mech. car washes all the time without any problems. They do a better job than the touchless do when real dirty and the ones in my area all use cloth strips and no brushes that scratch the finish. My 3 year old car looks as good as it did when I bought it. Also when I sold my 4 1/2 year old Colorado crewcab the paint looked just like new.
#4650 of 5646 Re: Chasis Winter Protection [dmathews3]
Nov 08, 2008 (4:44 pm)
I don't trust the mechanical car washes for fear of scratching the paint. I either hand wash the car or use a touchless car wash. You're right in that the touchless washes don't get the car completely clean. Horizontal surfaces will typically have a light film of dirt on them, and the lower vertical surfaces (like behind the rear wheels) will have visible dirt on them. But they are effective in getting the salt off in winter.
#4651 of 5646 Re: Chasis Winter Protection [210delray]
Nov 08, 2008 (5:45 pm)
"salt off in winter"????? what's that?
#4652 of 5646 Re: Chasis Winter Protection [kiawah]
Nov 08, 2008 (6:25 pm)
Do you mean salt OR winter?
We don't have much of either here anymore either (central VA).