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#297 of 318 Re: 2002 SE V-6 Throttle Body Replacement [mpred]
Feb 16, 2011 (6:25 pm)
Sounds fishy to me. I'd get a second opinion at a reputable independent shop that works on Toyotas.
#298 of 318 Re: 03 Camry Engine Humming [mike215]
May 29, 2011 (6:42 am)
I know this has been a few years,but I have a similar case. I hear it loudest behind driver seat at the floorboard. did you ever solve this mystery? Was it fuel line vibration? Fuel pump or pressure dampener?
#299 of 318 Re: 2010 Camry engine vibration [houscar]
Jun 24, 2011 (1:32 pm)
I am having the exact same problem. My car has been with the dealer for almost four weeks now and they still dont seem to have an idea of what is going on. They tried three things as fixes but the "check engine" light comes back on and so does the "slip indicator". Can someone suggest what my options are, if I want to opt out?.... here is my concern:
The first attempt to fix was at the dealer himself, who did some mundane things like topping off the oil levels and cleaning the vvt-i sensor etc - didnt work. Then they spoke to the Toyota Technical Engineers and gathered time-consuming diagnostics and then went it to open up the engine to change some washers and all - that didnt work either. The third time they fiddled around with the timing cam-shaft and they are again back at square one. This time they assured me that a Toyota Head Engineer will personally take a look at the car to see what's going on. Today's cars are so mechanized and computer-managed, that it sounds super strange that someone needs to look at the physical car... anyway my concern is the fact that their approach (even with Toyota Tech involved) has mostly been hit and trial and I am not sure if I want to drive it again... it has about 40K miles on it...and I am thinking I rather get it out of my hands before I add more miles to it... I dont even know if all of these engine troubles would show up on the car fax.....
this is my first car and i have no experience dealing with such issues... any suggestions would greatly help. Thanks.
#300 of 318 Re: 2002 SE V-6 Throttle Body Replacement [mpred]
Jun 28, 2011 (4:30 pm)
agree get a second opinion . first try cleaning the throttle body and the throttle plate . easy job check the vids on you tube . use sensor friendly throttle body cleaner sold at any parts store
#301 of 318 Re: 2002 SE V-6 Throttle Body Replacement [hobieslug1]
Jun 29, 2011 (3:00 am)
I just did get a 2nd opionion from a Toyota Master Mechanic who owns his own business and he stated that the throttle body is fine. I am not sure what the dealer did to conclude mine needed to be replaced but the car runs fine and I trust the shop owner more than a service rep who works on comission.
#302 of 318 1999 Camry misfires at and above 4200 rpm
Jul 27, 2011 (4:54 am)
What would cause a 1999 Camry to misfire/act up at 4200 rpm and above?
We very recently had the engine replaced on our 1999 Camry (V4; it had 110,000 miles on it) while on a trip. There were some issues with the repair that have been resolved, but our local mechanic is having a very hard time solving one last problem they found. The car has been in the shop locally since last Monday (7/18/11).
The mechanics that installed the used engine do not know the exact year of the engine, but it is matched based on the vehicle VIN when the part is sourced. The manager said it was probably the 2.2L engine and within a year or two of 1999. The engine meets federal emissions standards, not California’s (as would be expected). They used the existing wiring harness from our car, as it is part of the engine block. The only new parts listed were the water pump, plugs, wires and timing belt. So my guess would be that the other items were transferred from our old engine.
Otherwise the vehicle drives fine (according to our local mechanic).
It is not the crankshaft sensor as it produced the expected square wave. They were initially pretty confident on this being the source of the problem on last Tuesday evening.
It is not the timing belt. It checked out fine.
They do not think it is a sensor issue since there are no electronic codes coming back so that is why they think it is a timing issue.
A few things they are considering:
1. Non-iridium sparkplugs were installed in the tune-up of the engine.
2. The fuel pump/pressure gauge.
In talking to the mechanic on Friday, he mentioned that the MAP sensor was reading 5-6 Volts? mV? (whatever the units are, but he said it was voltage) high. The upshot being that the vacuum in the engine at this level rpm (4200) is too high.
One of the problems is testing it at this rpm level since it is that accelerating up to highway speeds is the only thing that seems to cause it. I myself did not notice it while driving it home. Another compication is that there are no error codes.
I just want to know what should be looked at and have this issue resolved.
#303 of 318 "Ping-like" sound in 2005 Camry
Aug 24, 2011 (2:12 pm)
Ping is the best word that comes to mind, but it is not the high pitched, sharper sound a motor gives when using low octane fuel. It's a 4 cyl LE with automatic. My car has 72K miles and I have always used 87 octane fuel (Calif. blend). Maybe 10,000 miles ago I started hearing this low volume, ping, or knocking sound. This was shortly before the factory scheduled valve adjustment at 60K miles. That had no effect. The sound usually occurs (but not only) before the engine has reached normal operating temp., and usually when the engine has shifted up a gear and the RPMs have dropped. Unlike normal pinging related to low octane, the sound does not occur when I accelerate briskly. It never occurs at idle. Most driving is around town. I live in Eureka and when I drove to southern Ca last month it doesn't seem to have that problem. Whether is was the 650 mile trip at 70+ mph, or the warmer weather, I don't know.
I haven't tried using 91 or 93 octane fuel, but I had the car for 5 years and never had a problem. I've babied this car since new and it has always run smoothly and has had all scheduled maintenance. I've got original brakes with over 50% of remaining pad wear, so it hasn't been driven hard.
Anybody else had a similar problem?
#304 of 318 Re: "Ping-like" sound in 2005 Camry [bharaldson]
Aug 25, 2011 (7:39 pm)
I've got the 2.4 4cyl in my 2008 RAV4, it has the knocking sound when driving at slower speeds and giving it gas at around 1600rpm. Seems most prominent when driving up the parking structure at work in the summer at 10-15mph. I've seen other complaints about it at the rav4world forums, so I don't worry about it.
#305 of 318 2002 Camry Still Smoking on start up
Sep 05, 2011 (1:30 pm)
Had engine rebuilt and still occasionally smoking on start. Replaced Injector in #2 cyl. Still wet in #2 cyl. Suggestions.
#306 of 318 Keep or sell 95 V6 Camry w/ 200K Miles
Oct 01, 2011 (4:32 am)
I have a 96 V6 w/ 200K miles. I am wondering if the timing belt" or some similar component "always goes bad" on these cars such that I should either get the timing belt and water pump replaced or sell the car and get another one. I look on Craigs list and can see other (0s camrys w/ a lot fewer miles in the $3K range and am wondering if I should keep my current one until it just dies completely or sell her for $23K and get a "newer" one for $3K and spend the extra $$$ on a newer car rather than investing any $$ in my current onbe, am very interested to hear of experiences of others, thanks in advance for any feedback....