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Last post on Sep 07, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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Toyota Camry, Interior, Sedan
#59 of 71 2008 Toyota Rough Idle
Nov 26, 2011 (6:04 am)
I have a 2008 Toyota Camry SE with the 2.4 engine and auto trans. If I'm stopped and in drive the engine feels as if it's going to stall, the entire car "shutters". The tach reads between 700 & 800 but if I place the gear selector into either neutral or park it becomes "glass" smooth, I even have to look at the tach to see if the engine is still running! In neutral or park the tach still reads 700-800 rpm and the A/C is always switched off.
I've had it to 2 different Toyota dealers and yesterday to my regular mechanic. 1st dealer said to disconnect the battery and bring everything back to default positions...no difference, battery was off for 35 minutes. 2nd dealer said to have the throttle body cleaned, which I did...no difference. A bit of background with the vehicle, I've had it since new, I drive 170 hiway miles per day, I use Shell branded fuel, oil changes always at 5,000 miles, dealer serviced since new.
So yeaterday my mechanic checked everything, engine mounts (OK), any error codes (none) cylinder compression (all within spec) spark plugs (OK except for 1 so I asked hime to change them all), he installed 4 NGK iridium plugs and guess what...it still shutters & vibrates!!
Anyone out the have any suggestions?
#60 of 71 Re: car seat discomfort [gord0n]
Nov 27, 2011 (10:40 pm)
I also spent $ online finding a cushion I thought would solve the seat issue. It did not...best bet, an auto upholstery shop that knows what they are doing. The rods running the length of the seat are the problem. Once removed, the leather seat was more comfortable but not as soft and comfortable as the test drive car. The rods were like very thick coat hanger wire...not something you want to be sitting on for any commute whether 3 or 130 miles :/
#61 of 71 Re: car seat discomfort [andie4]
Nov 28, 2011 (12:09 am)
Once the rods are removed, does the seat still have support? I have cloth seats. Wonder if the same rods are there. I may still take this car to an upholstery shop. I've had it almost 3 years, and it still hurts to drive it. Only thing I'm worried about is that they'll make it worse. Last 2 cars I took to an upholstery shop, I ended up with a multi-visit ordeal. Glad you solved your problem. I'm wondering why your car is different from the car you test drove.
#62 of 71 Re: 2008 Toyota Rough Idle [greggie]
Nov 28, 2011 (7:14 am)
Hi. Have you had the oil line that has a known defect in it replaced yet? I had mine replaced in Sept 2010 and on Thanksgiving day, the line blew and leaked out all the oil in my engine. I spent 4 hours at the dealership the following day. This may not be related to that, but I would have the dealership check this oil line again. I had no clue that my car was leaking oil until the engine started making noise. I didn't see any loss of torque until it was too late. Luckily I didn't go out of town this year, which is what I normally do. Have a look at this site: http://sites.google.com/site/toyotav6oillinescandal/ and have your dealership check this line again (or for the first time if it has never been replaced).
#63 of 71 Re: 2008 Toyota Rough Idle [jennanc07]
Nov 28, 2011 (10:40 am)
Note that this is for the V6 engine only.
#64 of 71 Re: car seat discomfort [rocky74]
Nov 28, 2011 (10:58 pm)
I purchased a Hotel brand Classic memory foam pillow, which I sit on. It does not look fabulous, but it sure feels comfortable. Cost about $20.
#65 of 71 '08 Camry SE climate control
Dec 17, 2011 (11:57 am)
I just bought this car 3 weeks ago. I am spoiled by my '04 XLE with auto climate control. Can I switch out the manual panel in my SE for the Toyota auto panel ('07-11)? Do the panels have the same wiring harness?
#66 of 71 Re: 2007-2010 Camry Cloth Seats vs Leather Seats [andie4]
Mar 22, 2012 (6:59 am)
Anyone know of a good upholster in the Richmond VA area? I have had a 2012 for 3 weeks and am now in physical thereapy. I have a max drive time of 10min without pain. The test drive was fine but once I was in it an hour I was in agony. The dealer basically told me you drove it off the lot - its yours.
#67 of 71 Re: 2008 Toyota Rough Idle [greggie]
Apr 29, 2012 (3:50 am)
I have the exact same problem with a Toyota certified vehicle. I took it to the shop three times. First time the mechanic did observe the problem and note it. The second time they stated it ran normal, like a "good Camry". The third trip was because my one year warranty was about to end and the vehicle stalled on me twice. Once again, they plugged in the little computer and no errors showed. I returned home with a car that HAS to be put in neutral at every light. Thank you for your post. I now know I am not losing my mind. I have owned several toyotas in the past 20 years and never had one run like this. I want to pursue this with headquarters, but I need more cases. Have you contacted anyone or was your problem ever resolved?
#68 of 71 Re: 2008 Toyota Rough Idle [red426]
Apr 29, 2012 (5:10 am)
I ended up selling my Camry as Toyota admitted to have "over torqued" the cylinder head bolts. It occours in up to 10 engines per 1,000 produced according to my toyota dealer. It was going to be a $5,500.00 fix so I sold it and went back to VW and purchased the new Passat TDI diesel, truely a wonderful hiway cruiser. Toyota would not help out in any repair costs as I wasn't the original owner...but it was still under warranty...just not for this problem. We are done with Toyota.