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#737 of 1159 Re: little oil on spark plugs [kiawah]
Aug 24, 2009 (10:51 am)
i read the official manual for my car. it says to use only the spark plugs of the type they specified; also said "using other types will cause engine damage, loss of performance or radio noise." they gave me 2 brands and they both have the model numbers. i searched online, they dont have the specified brands at my local Autozone or Kragen stores. but Autozone and Kragen do have spark plugs for my 1993 Toyota Camry but not the specified plugs mentioned on the manual. can i just buy them at Autozone or Kragen? or do i need to kind the exact plugs needed? thanks for all of your help. saving me time,money, and stess.
#738 of 1159 Re: 1996 Camry Power windows + drivers door lock sw not working [armindo]
Aug 24, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Maybe you moved something inside the door that is now physically interferring with the window operation.
#739 of 1159 Re: little oil on spark plugs [kiawah]
Aug 24, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Or oil had accumulated in the spark plug "wells" and contaminated the plug as it was removed.
It would be unusual, in the extreme, to have spark plugs "wet" with oil and not have noticed the blue smoke out the exhaust.
#740 of 1159 Re: How can i Fix my car start up problems, sumthing to do with the fuse/re
Aug 25, 2009 (7:32 am)
thanks alot you are a big help, i replaced the fuse and my car started up fine, thanks again
#741 of 1159 Re: How can i Fix my car start up problems, sumthing to do with the fuse/re [lybrian1]
Aug 25, 2009 (7:43 am)
#742 of 1159 door locks/jams
Aug 25, 2009 (11:21 am)
my door locks (driver and passenger side) don't work unless i have the key in the ignition (ON).
on the driver's side, i have to use two hands to open the door. this is what i have to do to open my door: put the key into key hole, turn it, then with my left hand i use to open the door. when i turn the key to unlock it, it does not unlock, it gets jammed. i sort of have to "jimmy" it. i do the same thing when im inside the car; i put my thumb on the lock as if i was going to unlock it but as im doing this im holding it back then with my right hand i open with the door handle. and when i try to unlock it, the lock from the inside does not move. this is the most inconvenient issue because i always have to use two hands :[.
also my driver's power window work but when i want to put my window up i have to use extra strength to put the window up.
i know these are a lot of issues but i will greatly appreciate it if someone can help me then going to a shop and being charged big money when it might be possible i can fix it my self. thanks you.
#743 of 1159 Re: door locks/jams [imupabove]
Aug 25, 2009 (2:44 pm)
For the window problem, you have to figure out whether it is a mechanical problem, or an electrical problem. In a vehicle your age, the window hardware can just be plain worn out, and have binding in the track. Or, you could have an electrical switch problem with a resistance which isn't proving the full voltage (or 'power') to the electric motor. Or, the problem could be the electric motor itself.
If you disconnect the electric motor from the window mechanism, you can work the window track by hand and feel whether the window moves smoothly, or has binding and the cause of the needing the manual 'extra strength. If a bind, buy a replacement track mechanism, or adjust/grease as needed.
With everything connected and while the motor is engaged and moving the window up, measure the voltage at the window switch. If the voltage drops substantially due to the window current draw, then it's likely that either the switch is bad or you wiring to the switch across the door jamb has deteriorated and you have a resistance there from some possible frayed wiring.
If voltage is okay, and track mechanism is okay, then replace the window motor.
#744 of 1159 Re: How can i Fix my car start up problems, sumthing to do with the fuse/re [lybrian1]
Aug 27, 2009 (6:12 am)
I replaced the 10 amp tail-light fuse and 2000 camry still want start, must be another fuse because radio won't play, windows won't move, fans and door locks don't work and taillights don't work (and maybe other things) . Horn and front lights work.
All fuses under hood looks good. Does one of these control the smaller fuses in the inside (at about left knee)
Would a code reader help? Please give directions on its use
#745 of 1159 Re: How can i Fix my car start up problems, sumthing to do with the fuse/re [lowertwin]
Aug 27, 2009 (6:43 am)
Does your engine starter engage, crank and turn the engine?
What year and model is your camry?
#746 of 1159 Re: door locks/jams [kiawah]
Aug 27, 2009 (12:46 pm)
did i mention, whenever i try to put my driver's window up i have to use a lot of strength to put the window up?
and my door locks work only when the key is turned to "ON". and the door locks still work when i take out the key but only for a few minutes. and when a they dont work, it can only lock all the doors, it cant unlock.
im not sure how to use a voltage meter.