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#172 of 318 Toyota Camry (1996) EGR Valve
Dec 04, 2006 (12:07 pm)
Check engine light came on...mechanic says we need to change egr valve ($250-$300) per computer diagnosis. Also, suggested that this is no guarantee that the check engine light will not come back on once the valve is replaced and computer alert is reset; Worst case scenario could mean the circuit connected to the computer could be bad or burned-out because of the bad valve and could cost over $1000!
Is this possible? What are the repercussions if - 1. nothing is done (needs to pass TX state inspection in a few weeks) 2. Replace valve but don't repair computer circuit if or when diagnosed bad.
What could happen for option 1 & 2 above.
Suggestions and comments welcome!
#173 of 318 Re: Toyota Camry (1996) EGR Valve [davul1ture]
Dec 08, 2006 (10:41 am)
Wow! Not a single reply...and I was told this place was awesome!
#175 of 318 93 toyota camry timing belt problem
Jan 23, 2007 (9:30 pm)
i purchased an engine from a junkyard that was a good engine with 70,000 (give or take) miles on it. i had it put in for $1150 and 700 miles later my timing belt went so i took it back to the mechanic and he checked it out and the timing belt had teeth aten from it because apparently it was retarded or w/e. so they replaced it and literally 3 days later it happened again, so now their telling me that apparently the engine is bad, and now its too late for a refund or to get a new engine, what the hell do i do?
#176 of 318 99 Toyota Camry Engine Shaking
Jan 25, 2007 (2:03 am)
My 99 Toyota Camry Engine's Shake sometimes at starting or at traffic lights. Please someone give me some ideas.
#177 of 318 Re: 93 toyota camry timing belt problem [gannon_link]
Jan 25, 2007 (5:30 am)
I'd get it to a better mechanic, who can tell you why the belt is wearing. Saying 'the engine is bad', is not a good diagnosis of what is happening.
#178 of 318 Toyota Camry 1993
Feb 22, 2007 (6:58 pm)
Can anyone help? I ahve been quoted $550 to replace my timing belt!! Can anyone give me some advice as to whether im being ripped off or not. Being a female I always feel like i am being over charged.
Your advice would be much appeciated!
#179 of 318 Re: Toyota Camry 1993 [rubez]
Feb 23, 2007 (9:13 am)
More info would be helpful. 4-cylinder or V6? Are they replacing the water pump also?
I was at my local dealer the other day, and the sign on the wall said $300 for a timing belt change -- I'm sure this doesn't include the water pump.
Check with independent shops and get recommendations from friends, relatives, or co-workers. Make sure you get an itemized estimate (at least verbally) so you're comparing the same job.
#180 of 318 Re: Check engine Problem
Feb 25, 2007 (5:34 pm)
My engine shakes and its not the plugs, on the highway it looses power a lot of the times i try to accelerate. The shacking does not occur when i first start the car but like 10 seconds later. engine light came on a week later its a 1995 camry and i have no clue where the ombII plug is if this car even has one can anyone help? my email is drewspeed1982yahoo.com
#181 of 318 1999 Camry Engine Failure
Feb 26, 2007 (8:12 am)
With 126K miles and no indication of any trouble (engine temp normal, no oil pressure indicator), I heard an engine noise and everything stopped. The engine was determined to have seized and some internal engine failure. Normal maintenance and no issues. Engine replacement is approx the value of the car. Not too happy and wondered if there are any common threads. The engine had not exhibited any sludge indicators (no blue smoke, goo, etc). Timing belt had been done at 65K.