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#95 of 324 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry Wind Noise [kiawah]
Oct 30, 2007 (3:23 am)
I guess my frustration is twofold - first, I live in Florida so I would rarely expect it to downshift as it's pretty flat here. Second, I just replaced a 1998 Altima that never downshifted while the cruise control was on. With that said, I rent a lot of cars for work and the Camry's performance is typical of most of the mid-size (and smaller) cars that I have driven in the last 3-4 years.
#96 of 324 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry Wind Noise [mrdoon]
Oct 30, 2007 (4:56 am)
Well, one thing to keep in mind is the '98 Altima had a 4-speed transmission. The Camry has a 5-speed, and the top gear is pretty "tall," meaning that the car will have to downshift into 4th for relatively small upgrades.
More gears = more shifts, but greater fuel efficiency, at least in theory.
#97 of 324 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry Wind Noise [210delray]
Oct 30, 2007 (7:45 am)
Don't get me wrong, I am pleased with the overall performance of my Camry and have found a way to deal with this minor annoyance.
#98 of 324 External Air Flow
Nov 01, 2007 (1:26 pm)
My 2008 SE V6 Camry will not allow me to maintain a constant internal air circulation. After pushing the button in for internal air circulation the indicator light comes on for internal air. However, after a short time period the light goes out and Iím getting outside air. This is an issue because I allergies to a lot of different pollens. Is there something wrong or is there a sensor changing this setting automatically?
#99 of 324 Re: External Air Flow [radmad]
Nov 01, 2007 (4:54 pm)
If you do not have the A/C on/enabled many new cars will revert to fresh mode within a minute or two. In recirculate mode there is too much danger of the passenger cabin atmosphere's dewpoint getting to the point wherein the interior surface of the windshield (windows...) will fog over, sometimes VERY quickly or suddenly.
This is moreso of an issue/problem with vehicles of asian or US manufacture that use the seriously FLAWED NipponDenso or Denso US climate control designs. Most vehicles of european manufacture use the Bosch design. Those and some US vehicles that do not yet use the Denso design are not as much prone to this problem.
Human metabolism, breathing/perpiration, continually adds moisture to the "local" atmosphere and if there is no fresh air inlet, or "free" exhaust outlet, the Rh (relative humidity) could climb to the point of windshield fogging, especially during the winter months.
Today's cars are too well sealed against "conditioned" air escaping and the A/C therefore having to work harder resulting in lower FE.
This is an extraodinary problem for the Denso designs in that due to a unique patent they have, and insist on using, they do not have a method, cannot use a method, wherein windshield fogging can be quickly overcome.
#100 of 324 Re: External Air Flow [radmad]
Nov 01, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Also your car has a pollen filter anyway, so it really shouldn't matter if the air is recirculated or not. Just make sure the filter is changed on schedule, or even more frequently!
#101 of 324 Re: '08 Camry problems [bobvee]
Nov 01, 2007 (7:18 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2007 Camry. At 800 miles I replaced my wheels at Discount Tire. I had vibration pronlem prior to it. I thought since I was going to get the wheels changed, it would be gone. Discount Tire store tried four times to fix it, but they could not. So I drove until 5000 miles. When I had the service done, I told about this vibration around 65 mph. I was told that it was fixed. But, right after I left the service I experienced vibration again. I scheduled another service. This time it seems better. However, I still experience vibration around 70. What do you think I should do? Has your car been fixed yet?
#102 of 324 Re: '08 Camry problems [robert47]
Nov 02, 2007 (3:18 am)
After 2 trips to the dealer, the wheel vibration problem has been reduced somewhat, however I am still not satisfied. I am trying to get the dealer to do a dynamic road test using a dynamometer stand with rollers. As I drive the car over 75MPH (yes - I realize that is over legal speed limits), the vibration gets more pronounced. My concern is that the problem may not be the wheel/tires but perhaps a drivetrain issue.
WWEST: appreciate your input/thoughts on this issue.
Thanks - bobvee
#103 of 324 Re: External Air Flow [wwest]
Nov 02, 2007 (4:31 am)
Wow!!! What an answer. So, the bottom line is...It works the way it was design to work? I guess I'll have to live with it. Thanks for the reply wwest.
#104 of 324 Re: '08 Camry problems [bobvee]
Nov 02, 2007 (8:19 am)
I don't have much to add except you should keep in mind, remind the dealer, that the front drive halfshafts and their CV joints can be slightly unbalanced or maybe even defective and thereby be a cause of wheel vibration.