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#666 of 678 Re: Dogbone upper motor mount [metalibrarian]
Mar 14, 2011 (1:13 am)
you didnt mention how many miles were on your car....I have a 2000 camry w/200k on it and never replaced the motor mounts...those are designed for the life of the car unless involved in an accident to which they break away from the motor to prevent occupant injury...if you have some sort of vibration...it may be a different issue. The part is inexpensive...but a pain if you don't have the equiptment to replace it
#667 of 678 Re: Dogbone upper motor mount [camryguy3]
Mar 14, 2011 (8:31 pm)
My 2004 Camry 4-cyl has just under 93k on it. The hard rubber bushing in the dogbone is definitely broken--you can see it from the side. Result: not a lot of vibration but a definite thud sometimes when the car is started. I had this issue on a 1986 Buick Century and changed this arm twice during my 14-yeqr ownership of that car. When you talk of special equipment you must be thinking of the lower engine mounts. Changing the dogbone is a very simple operation, involving a rachet wrench period (I hope). I'll do it tomorrow and tell you how it turns out. To change the lower mounts you need to raiser the engine a tad bit and I don't really want to get into that.
I still would like to hear from folks who have done this, especially if anyone ran into complications.
#668 of 678 2002 Camry XLE--funny story
Apr 15, 2011 (9:00 am)
I don't own the car but I do pay the bills. in fact I first saw the car when it was backed off the covered car transport from Indianapolis..It had 68k miles and was in great shape just like it's owner..Some 4 yrs later the mileage is at 83k, and I took it over to your Toy dealer to have the oil changed yesterday, special deal, and after 8 mos it probably needed it.
First of all, this is Venice, Fla, home of the "graying of America", and that makes us prime targets for the service dept..Oil change only, okay, don't field strip the car looking for problems. Been there before and here it comes..Reseal valve cover Gasket-$155, Replace drive belt $135, and Replace leaking water pump and coolant $480..My responce, Change the oil and quit fiddling with trying to bankrupt me..
Belt is okay, no leaking oil gasket and no water leak..all 3 cars in the garage leak nothing.. except a/c condensation..
#669 of 678 2002 Toyota Camry v6, Rea Brake Rotors Pads
Apr 20, 2011 (11:01 am)
I just bought this car(2002 CAmry, v6). It has 49,600 miles on it.
The car has some breaking issues. when i bought the car I took it to MIDAS for inspection.According to them the rear brake rotors have some problem and needs to be replaced (may be rear brake pads too). The cost will be around $300. I have been looking at some stuff online to check it, and looks like its not a big deal to change rotors.
I want to give it a try myself. as the Machenic will charge me too much. Is there anyway you guys can help me? I want to know what kind of tools and what size of tools I will need to change Rear Rotors, How to know If i really need to change rear rotors and brake pads? and if possible please share some vedio article about how to do it, And which brand should i use for as rotors and pads? Also, Pleas suggest some Repair shop in Dublin Ohio, If possible.
#670 of 678 Re: 2002 Toyota Camry v6, Rea Brake Rotors Pads [int64]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 20, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Well first off I wouldn't necessarily take Midas' word for it. They are franchisees and some of them are not as trustworthy as we might like them to be.
Rotors can be measured for wear and run-out and pads can be measured in MMeters for wear and projected mileage. If nobody showed you these things then you don't have to take their word for anything.
#671 of 678 Re: Dogbone upper motor mount [metalibrarian]
Jul 16, 2011 (3:27 pm)
Hey just wanted to see if you replaced the dogbone.. Was it easy or do I need to prop up the motor?
#672 of 678 Re: Dogbone upper motor mount [metalibrarian]
Mar 12, 2012 (7:12 am)
hello i wanted to know do you have to support the motor to replace the dogbone mount on a 2004 camry 4cly. or is it easy as removing the 2 bolts and swoping out the old to the new.
#673 of 678 96 camry P0300
Jul 11, 2012 (11:11 am)
I have a 96 Camry and recently overheated and after I relaced the radiator and fluid I am now getting a P0300 Code I have replaced the spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor and still not working/ Any help?
#674 of 678 Idiot lights are on! Trac Off, Ck Eng, bad mileage
Aug 31, 2012 (10:32 am)
1.) First of all, I bought this 2001 Camry used because I researched that it was an "award winning" car. I don't know who in their right mind would give this car an award other than a Raspberry. It's awful on so many levels. First one being gas mileage. My average commutes are 40-50 miles and I only get 1.5 trips out a large full tank. This car is bleeding me dry.
2.) The check engine light came on so I did my usual bit: tried filling it up at a different station and made sure the gas cap clicked into place. A couple times it would go off but then back on and been on ever since.
3.) Last night this POS damn near killed me in one of the craphole murder capitals of New Jersey. I was turning through an intersection and it started to buck and the front wheels wouldn't move correctly. I managed to not get hit by an oncoming SUV and chug over to the gutter. The TRAC OFF light came on. I tried the simplest thing: hitting the TRAC button. Nope. Nothing. Light still on.
Any ideas on any of these problems?
I cannot wait until the day when I can afford to switch back to Mazda or Hyundai.
#675 of 678 Re: Idiot lights are on! Trac Off, Ck Eng, bad mileage [zillah]
Aug 31, 2012 (6:26 pm)
When did you buy this used? How many miles? Do you for sure know the real history?
Fact is, Toyota builds a more reliable car than Mazda or Hyundai, per CR, True Delta, JD Power, etc. etc.
Sorry about your luck, but you can't judge a whole company by one used car.