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#2 of 107 2001 Camry bad odor/smell when I first turn on the air or A/C
May 17, 2004 (8:08 pm)
I've had this problem for at least 1 year on my 2001 Camry with 30K miles on it now. I'm getting literally tired & sick of it. My 1990 Camry with 130K miles does NOT have this problem. It smells fine, even though its over 10 years older.
In the 2001 camry, the smell goes away, once I let the air run for a while(without recirculating it). We live in relatively dryer dallas/ft. worth.
anyone recommend a solution? Is it a "moldy evaporator"? My neighbor has 2 camrys both with over 45K miles on them(2001 and 2002) and he says he does not have this problem. So what gives here?
I'm "sick" of this new camry, almost thinking of selling it. Should not this be covered under the warranty? Please help.
#3 of 107 Re: 2001 Camry bad odor/smell when I first turn on the air or A/C [s15a]
Aug 15, 2005 (6:34 am)
check your canster i had this problem i use to get gas smeel i have to replace the whole canster at the bottom of the car appox 600 dollars.
Oct 01, 2004 (12:29 pm)
The more humid the air, more water will be seen. The warmer the air, more moisture can be held by the air and seen when using AC. Use recirc. mode when outside temp. is hot to reduce AC compressor load(saves gas).
#5 of 107 A/C leaking into car
Jun 14, 2005 (5:03 am)
My 2000 Solara recently started leaking water out of the vents under the passenger side seat onto the floor while the A/C is operating. Any ideas how to fix - is this a simple do it yourself job or must the car be taken to dealership?
#6 of 107 Re: A/C leaking into car [mrzsolara]
Jun 14, 2005 (5:23 am)
That may mean that the drain is plugged (you used to see water under the car when you parked it after the A/C had been running, right?) You need to find that drain tube and unplug it. Probably means getting under the car.
#7 of 107 Re: A/C leaking into car [mrzsolara]
Jul 23, 2005 (12:39 pm)
I've had the same thing happen on different cars. Two quick ideas to try.
#1 - get a piece of coat hanger wire or the like and send it up the drain tube to dislodge any obstruction. The drain tube is under the car behind and towards the center from the passenger's front tire.
#2 - if you have a shop vac, put the hose over the drain tube and suck out whatever is obstructing the drain. May need to jam in some shop rags to get a good seal.
Invest some time...save some $$$. Good luck.
#8 of 107 Engine make More Noise with AC on
Jul 27, 2005 (6:58 am)
I have a 1997 Camry LE with about 120000 miles on it. I have done pretty regular maintainence and oil changes on it. Recently I noticed that whevever I turn on the AC, engine makes more noise and while driving I can feel that pick up is affected if the AC is on. Now I know AC tends to load the engine but is this a bad sign. Is there a preventive action that I can take? I am going to change the oil in my car next week so I can include this too if there is something that you guys suggest. Thanks
There is something else off the topic that I want to know too. I just have a jack in my trunk and no other tools. I was wondering if there was any kit that I can keep in my car in case of emergencies. Thanks
#9 of 107 Re: Engine make More Noise with AC on [xenos_in]
Jul 27, 2005 (7:57 am)
1) the AC issue sounds ok to me, I too have a 97 LE with 110k miles. I have no concern about it at all since AC tends to put a heavy load on engine. You have regular services on your car, I think it should be find.
2) have you look under the piece of board that sit on top of the spare? There should be a tool for you to remove the wheel nuts and wheel covers. I don't use that at all because it's so difficult to use that thing to losen the nuts. Instead, I got a impact wrench ($29), an air pump ($19), a travel kit (jumper cable, flash light, lighter)
#10 of 107 AC Not Working - '03 Camry
Jan 20, 2006 (11:04 am)
I have a '03 Camry and this past weekend the AC Indicator light started flashing. I looked in my manual and it said that there was a problem with the AC and therefore it automatically shuts off and that it needed to be serviced. I took my car to the shop last night and they just called and said that the main relay switch went out and that it needs to be replaced and that part costs $140.05. He also said that sometimes this doesn't fix the problem and then I would need a new clutch for the compressor and if so, that part costs around $600.00. Should this be happening on a '02 Camry? My husband has a '96 Tacoma and has never had a problem with his air, much less anything else for that matter. Thanks for the help!