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Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Solara, Oil, Sedan
#629 of 678 Re: camry maintenance question and issue with door handle [michaelscai]
Jun 30, 2010 (7:10 pm)
For 1), all 2007and later Camrys have that issue to some degree.
For 2) Keep the oil in for 5K miles, and I think with the synthetic oil Toyota now requires for '10 and later 4-cylinder models, you can actually go one year or 10K miles, whichever comes first, between future oil changes.
#630 of 678 Re: camry maintenance question and issue with door handle [210delray]
Jul 01, 2010 (9:47 am)
thanks for the clarification, The interior fit and finish has definitely gone down. For toyota to have done such a sloppy job on the door 'handle' on their flagship model is a shame to say the least.
mechanically i have no complaints, the engine is strong and smooth and car drives like a luxury car, but Toyota could have done a much better job not cutting corners here and there in the cabin. Another thing I don't like like some people are saying the seats are too thin, even my 2000 solara has a a more thickly padded seat.
#631 of 678 2010 camry LE alignment
Jul 06, 2010 (2:40 pm)
my new camry pulls to the right a little bit, so I had the dealer done an alignment on it. now it seem to pull to the left just a tiny bit.
is it common for a new car to need alignment?
also, seems the steering wheel feels a bit light and vague, instead of centered on the road it feels like it likes to wander if there is slight uneveness on the road, and constantly needs some minor adjustment. do I need to take it back for another alignment or is this just how camry drives?
#632 of 678 Re: 2010 camry LE alignment [michaelscai]
Jul 06, 2010 (10:24 pm)
take it back for alignment.
#633 of 678 Re: camry maintenance question and issue with door handle [michaelscai]
Jul 10, 2010 (8:41 pm)
your camry 2.5l can get up to 37 mpg if you do 95% highway, and use cruise control.
for the oil changed, I will follow the owner manual and change at the dealer..
#634 of 678 Power Seat Tilt Issue
Jul 19, 2010 (9:18 am)
I noticed an issue with the power seat tilting, if I tilt the front seat, it works as expected, the front seat goes up and the back seat stays as is.
However, if I try to tilt the back part of the seat up, the front part of the seat moves up with it, almost like I'm just ajusting the seat height??
Does you camry do this?? I can't seem to adjust the seat to a comfortable position, my 2000 Toyota Solara doesn't have this issue and has more thick padding for the seats - I agree with some people the newer camry seat is not comfortable for long trips..
Jul 26, 2010 (10:05 am)
Update on my alignment issue..
Dealer notes indicates it pulls left or right depending on which side the tire/wheels are on, does that mean the tires are defective? Also is T0.7 too much for the TOE adjustment?
"pulls to the right preliminary check & Road test, pulls to the right, T0.6, switch front tire/wheel & road test, pulls left to T0.5, reverse the front one side tire T0.7, steering wheel off center, check front wheel alignment T1.2, adjust front wheel alignment, adjust FT TOE T0.7"
#636 of 678 Re: Defective Tire? [michaelscai]
Jul 26, 2010 (4:23 pm)
What is the brand and model of those tires?
#637 of 678 Front and Rear Brake work
Jul 28, 2010 (1:33 pm)
I have 38500 miles on my 2005 camry. Dealer is recommending Front and Rear Brake Job. That includes brake pads,resurface the rotors, shims etc. Dealer is asking $240 for Front and $240 for Rear Brake job. Is that a fair price ?
#638 of 678 Re: Front and Rear Brake work [jammike]
Jul 28, 2010 (2:31 pm)
Just a reference point. Last month I just checked my brakes on my 2007LE, daughter who is primary driver said she heard a squeak. The rear pads were worn down (to the warning sensor), fronts were fine had lots of pad left on them. The rear pads were $23 for the rear set, and $5 for a quart of brake fluid (I flushed and replaced all the fluid in the system). That's $30 in parts, and I would guess 1.5 - 2.0 hours of my time including the time to get the parts from autoparts store. Rotors were fine, didn't need to take them off.
I don't know the labor or parts rates in your area of the country.
If your vehicle really does need the rotors cut and new brake pads on all fours, then I guess that's probably a reasonable price. Most places have the package deal which pretty much is an easy way of giving you an estimate, whether you actually need all of that or not. Also makes sure you have a complete job, and won't have to come back for any re-do.
Just giving you a DIY reference point (not counting the jacks and tools already had).
But of course while I had the tires off, checked everything else over, scrubbed/washed the rims and tires real good of brake dust, and rotated the tires putting them back on. So got a couple other things done while doing the brake job.