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Toyota Camry, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#87 of 107 Re: Camry XLE V6 A/C needs heater head??? [kiawah]
Jul 30, 2010 (7:41 pm)
Thanks for the quick reply kiawah. It looks like the first diagnosis we had in the spring was 'replace air mix damper servo assembly' and now we have moved on lower down the line to control assembly (my ticket says replace ac control head). Apparently this came from running a diagnosis. Could this be overkill, instead of just replacing the doorman they're doing the whole front entrance (so to speak).
This has been giving intermittent trouble long before, but it was never written up or correctly diagnosed then.
#88 of 107 Re: Camry XLE V6 A/C needs heater head??? [edmund2460]
Jul 30, 2010 (6:37 pm)
I do my own maintenance on all of our vehicles, but have never had to tear the dash apart in a Toyota (did my old Vette once, but that was a story in itself). If this was an extra car, where you had the luxery of time, you could take the dash apart and do a lot of diagnosing to find out exactly what small part was binding or not working correctly.
Repair shops don't have the time, and you wouldn't want to pay their hourly rate either for them to do that. So they end up swapping out major FRU's (as we call them in the computer business - field replaceable units). You have a problem with your printer, you just swap the whole thing out, no matter how small the problem might have been.
So they get your heating/ac diagnostics down to 4,5,6 major pieces that the techs can replace, and unfortunately those parts are larger conglomerates of many parts, so they can cost quite a bit. It also means less parts to handle, store, and inventory in the parts distribution channels.
Dealerships/Repair shops have a tough job. Customers are sitting there waiting for the cars, mad that they are inconvenienced and have to even be there in the first place, and mad that they are going to pay what they feel are outrageous prices for labor and parts.
So yes the parts are costly, but if they didn't fix it this way you'd have hours of labor instead that you'd have to pay for.
#89 of 107 Re: Camry XLE V6 A/C needs heater head??? [kiawah]
Jul 30, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Thanks, last questions..., is the damper door a separately replaceable part? I remember the service people distinctly telling me in March that boy you better be glad we don't have to replace the whole unit just the damper. Some one else bought the dealership so the old crew is gone. I know how it works with electronics, but it seems like Toyota could have had the replaceable units down to smaller parts here rather than $1000 (which is what it will cost) piece. I was so glad I left the Ford days behind when I bought this and now I'm paying the same amount as I did on my Sable for A/C and it's not even the compressor. I'm going to have someone else look at it. Do you recommend that? Should I stick to a Toyota dealership or general A/C licensed tech?. Thanks again..
#90 of 107 07 camry temperatures different on passenger/driver side
Aug 14, 2010 (11:00 am)
I have 07 camry LE with single climate control. With the A/C on you can tell a significant difference in temperture from the driver side and passenger side. The passenger side is really cold and works great but the driver side just puts out heat with no mixture of cold. i tried looking online for some manual to remove the dash so i can look back there and see if a valve is stuck or something but it makes no sense since i do not have dual climate control. i
#91 of 107 Re: 07 camry temperatures different on passenger/driver side [swanj]
Aug 14, 2010 (11:15 am)
I've had the same problem on my '03 and '06 Camry, as well as other cars. Simple solution: it's low on refrigerant.
#92 of 107 2001 Toyota Camry XLE
Aug 19, 2010 (7:13 am)
My air con suddenly act funny. The driver side is cold as normal but the passenger side was pumping warm air on a hot day.
I was told it only have one heat exchange so if driver side have cold air then pump and others are working. My garage take it apart and cannot find what is wrong. Any suggestions?
#93 of 107 Heavy Duty Urine Odor
Aug 28, 2010 (8:35 pm)
My 2008 Camry LE, has an offensive odor as if there is mold in/on the evaporator. The car is still under warranty, it has only 12,000 miles on it. Should I take it in and have them argue with me? Will they fix it without an issue? I have tried Ozium in the air intake at the base of the windshield and it is such a powerful odor of urine, the Ozium has a hard time combating it.
#94 of 107 A/C blows hot after a minute or two - 95 Camry
Apr 01, 2011 (8:13 pm)
#95 of 107 A/C blows hot after a minute or two - 95 Camry
Apr 01, 2011 (8:13 pm)
I took it to the mechanic before it got hot enough to need the A/C. He says it has a full charge of refrigerant, and it never quit blowing really cold the whole time he burned up a lot of gas, idling it to see if it would quit.
Last year, it would blow hot intermittently; now, it only blows cold for a minute or two after I start the cold engine, and blows hot the rest of the day while I keep driving around. It appears that if I let the engine cool down enough, then it will blow cold for a minute, then hot. It's only been hot outside the last couple of days, though.
I have fixed a lot of things on cars, but know nothing at all about A/C...
any ideas for me?
#96 of 107 ac reduces the power
May 07, 2011 (5:12 pm)
i recently bought a 40000milles 07 camry le the ac unit was not working i took it to the repair shop the unit was flushed and gas replaced but i noticed any time i switch the ac the engine drops like the compressor is sucking the life out of the engine the compressor finally broke down after a day i had it replaced but still the dropping of engine power was still on i used it for several months and again the compressor is dead please advice me on what to do.
i need all the information i can get i leave in a remote area where the service personnel dont really know a lot about the 07 camry if i can get any advice i could supervise in fixing the problem