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#101 of 727 Re: 2001 camry 4cyl sludge [carlfromrb]
Apr 11, 2008 (4:57 pm)
If the oil was changed regularly, it will be fine. To be sure it was done regularly, all you have to do is pull the valve cover off and you will be able to see if there is any sludge.
I would do this with any used car before purchase.
I know at least 3 people that have this generation Camry, that had them in excess of 100,000 miles - no sludge or excess oil consumption
A must read about the so-called sludge problem is in "Toyota Camry: Problems & Solutions - READ ONLY" message #4829 by Hylyner.
#102 of 727 Intermittent start/stall. need some advice.
Apr 12, 2008 (4:21 pm)
Hi all, I have received great advice here before and thought i would go to the well again. We have a 99 Camry 2.2 automatic with 175k. Has always run like a champ and has been pretty well maintained. For the past few months we have had an intermittent start/stall problem. At first it was when the motor was warm but now does it on cold start up to. It will start and stall immediately maybe three time before it may catch and run at around 400 rpm real rough. you have to hold your foot on the gas for a minute before it will keep running on its own. I have searched this forum and the old one and have found a few people had these exact symptoms and the prob was the Idle Air control valve. My mechanic says he tested it electronically and it was fine, I took the throttle off and took the little access plate off of the IAC and found the valve to be moving freely. So far three different mechanics have replaced the o2sensor, valve seals, fuel filter, throttle position sensor, and have had a couple of expensive fuel injection services done. Also the spark plugs and wires were new about 10k ago. I'm at a loss here and am really getting frustrated with this. My question is can it still be the IAC even though it tested fine? I have a gut feeling thats it because of what i have found on these forums. I really don't want to drop a few hundred more on this problem and be wrong, I have already invested $900 in this problem. I am wondering if the next time it does it, if I unplug the IAC and try to start it will that tell me anything? Thanks, Ryan
#104 of 727 Re: please help with 96 camry power window problems [kiawah]
Apr 20, 2008 (3:13 pm)
have similar problem with my 96 camry
however my sunroof, rear defog and a/c will not work at all either
what could problem be
i checked all fuses and relays
#105 of 727 Re: please help with 96 camry power window problems [pawleep]
Apr 20, 2008 (4:51 pm)
Can you verify that your taillights do NOT work either, thanks.
I'm suspecting that your Alt-H 100 Amp fuse is bad. It's up in the engine compartment, inside front left driver side fender wall. May also be an ignition switch, there's two circuits that go thru that switch. One of them is fed by the 100Amp fuse.
#106 of 727 fixed thanx power window problems [kiawah]
Apr 21, 2008 (7:45 am)
was 10 amp gauge/backup light fuse
#107 of 727 2002 4 cyl Camry...blue smoke
Apr 28, 2008 (5:59 am)
I have a 2002 Camry with about 66K miles on it. Its oil is changed faithfully four times a year, mostly at a delaer but at times at my local tire shop. I thought I noticed a few times over the past month that when starting in the garage in the morning, blue smoke coming out the back that lasts for a few seconds? Is this normal? Could I have just never noticed it before. The car is still under my platinum warranty. Ideas?
#108 of 727 PM= preventative maintenance
Apr 28, 2008 (2:58 pm)
you probably didn't change your fluids (IE: trans, pwr. steering brk., drain and fill on all these plus yearly drain and fill on coolant as well) often enough and possibly cause excessive heat to harden valve seals
if they will fix it. even though your lack of preventative maintenance probably contributed towards problem then let them fix it
#109 of 727 Re: PM= preventative maintenance [pawleep]
Apr 29, 2008 (5:18 am)
If post #108 is in reply to #107, changing those fluids has absolutely nothing to do with a known problem in valve seals in the Toyota. They fail and will get worse. Trying to blame the owner is what Toyota did with their sludging/gel problems.
#110 of 727 Re: PM= preventative maintenance [pawleep]
Apr 29, 2008 (5:23 am)
you sort of sound like one of those 'Toyota can do no wrong' folks. I have those others fluids changes at 30K intervals. I just had the trany and anti-freeze flushed by the dealer a few months ago. Sadly, I am beginning to find out that Toyota has as many gasket problems as Chrysler.