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#231 of 727 Re: Engine sludge [invirginia]
Aug 22, 2008 (7:34 am)
I just had the exact same thing happen to me! I have a 1999 toyota camry 4 cyl. with only 101,000 miles. I have kept up the maintenance and had no warning lights. It does not help not to be alone but I have found another website that said this is nothing new. I have a 1993 camry with 200,000 miles on it so I guess it was just the luck of a bad draw. I do not know how I will replace the engine but it is too good of a car(shell) to just let go.
Best of luck to you too!
#232 of 727 Camry XLE 2002 clunking sound on mild braking
Aug 22, 2008 (8:59 am)
Brief history: Took car in for routine oil change; was told it would be a good time to rotate tires. When I got car back, wheels made horrible rumbling sound. Turned out that they mis-rotated my DIRECTIONAL tires! Supposedly got all of that resolved by putting on new tires & wheel alignment.
Now another noise since I picked it up from repair place: clunking (popping) sound on cold start when I mildly apply brakes.
After the first braking, I can drive and stop and it never is heard again... until I turn off the car and start it again.
Car is only under warrantly next week. Help!!! Note: The repair folks are not Toyoto dealership -- just a more convenient dealership nearby. Thank you very much. J.
#233 of 727 2003 Camry/ Brake Lights not working
Aug 24, 2008 (3:31 pm)
The brake lights do not come on. I think a few days ago, 1 light was not coming on; now it is both. The central brake indicator on the back window does come on, and the light comes on dimly when the headlights are switched on.
I am presuming because the lights come on with the headlights that it is not the bulbs. I am thinking it might be a fuse. How can I check this pls?
#234 of 727 Re: 2003 Camry/ Brake Lights not working [chitra0828]
Aug 24, 2008 (4:23 pm)
The fact that your high mounted stop light comes on, indicates that your fuse is okay, as well as the stop light switch on your brake pedal is okay. Check your bulbs, that is the most likely problem.
#235 of 727 Re: 2003 Camry/ Brake Lights not working [kiawah]
Aug 24, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Thanks -- forgive my ignorance, but I thought the bulbs would be ok since the lights come on (dimmer than brake lights) when the headlights are put on. Or is that actually a different bulb in the same vicinity?
#236 of 727 Re: 2003 Camry/ Brake Lights not working [chitra0828]
Aug 24, 2008 (6:10 pm)
The bulb will have two filaments in it, a high output used for the brake, and a low output used for driving light. The brake filament is usually the first to burn out, since it is much hotter.
Take the bulb out, and look closely at the filament, you'll most likely find one broken.
Pay particular attention to the way the bulb goes into the socket, it matters which way it goes in.....you don't want to get it turned 180 degrees. You'll notice two nibs on the side brass of the bulb base, one is closer to the end than the other, and if you look at the socket you'll see that one of the nib slots is deeper than the other.
Sep 02, 2008 (1:02 pm)
I recently bought a 2002 Camry to replace my totaled 2004 Corolla. At a steady 60 it seems to be turning about 2100 rpms. When I let off the gas the rpm's drop to about 17-1800 if I touch the gas at all it jumps back to 2100. Is this normal? I have averaged about 28mpg on my first 2 tanks.
#238 of 727 Re: rpm at 60? [stevenq99]
Sep 02, 2008 (1:30 pm)
Yes this is normal. Do you have the 4-cylinder or V6? Your mileage is good for mixed driving with a 4-cylinder, excellent for the V6.
#239 of 727 Re: rpm at 60? [210delray]
Sep 06, 2008 (8:49 am)
I have a 4 cylinder. I am thinking about getting a scanguage to see if I can get the mileage up a little more.
#240 of 727 Replace engine vs. purchase new Camry
Sep 06, 2008 (9:59 am)
The engine on our 2000 Toyota Camry was blown due to a goof on a routine oil change. Originally we wanted the insurance company to replace the engine, but they wanted to total out our vehicle. They said that if they replace the engine, we would be issued a salvage title on our car. Now, we are receptive to taking the settlement, and we want to just buy a new Camry. The catch is that insurance was basing the "total loss" on the blue book value rather than the retail / replacement value plus tax of our car. Now that we want to settle, can insurance renig on their offer to total the vehicle, since we want the fair replacement value? If they replace the engine, can this have any effect on other parts of the car that supply the engine? Any advice or strategies in dealing with this situation? Thanks, Dawn