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Toyota Camry, Auto Repair
#263 of 727 Re: 1996 Toyota camry alternator issues [freddasilva]
Oct 01, 2008 (10:23 pm)
diodes should be ok as they are usually within the alternator and you have changed alterators,although all the alts used could have been faulty,get your alt checked at an auto electrical shop they will be able to test it for faults (if its charging and if your diodes are ok,bearings )failing that i would be checking all your earths starting at the battery first sometimes they look ok but are not 9
#264 of 727 Re: 1999 Camry Turn Signal Flasher Location [mach3lee]
Oct 02, 2008 (8:40 am)
Did your turn signal suddenly stop working? We just had that problem on my daughter's '99 Camry. All other electrical lights, including the brake light, are working just fine. Do you know what the problem is?
#265 of 727 Re: 1999 Camry Turn Signal Flasher Location [suydam]
Oct 02, 2008 (11:07 am)
Normally could be the flasher, or could be a bulb. Could also be the turn signal switch, but that becomes less likely.
You have to look very closely at the dual filament bulbs. What can happen is one of the filaments burns out and breaks, and then lays across the other filament, causing weird problems. Look closely at the intensity of the bulb brightness, to make sure the correct filament is being lit.
#266 of 727 Re: 1999 Camry Turn Signal Flasher Location [suydam]
Oct 02, 2008 (11:07 am)
Yes they just stopped flashing. It was just fixed by replacing the turn signal relay
#267 of 727 Re: 1999 Camry Turn Signal Flasher Location [mach3lee]
Oct 02, 2008 (10:42 pm)
Glad to see someone can share the success. I never hear the results from all are efforts.
#268 of 727 Do I need to do a tuneup?
Oct 03, 2008 (2:27 pm)
I have a 2000 Camry. Has a rattle under the dash and the brake light comes on in cold mornings, but otherwise fine. My last tuneup was at 68,758 miles, in March 2007. I am now at 85,000 as of today, 10/3/08. Changed the tranny and coolant fluids in Jan 2008. My mileage is terrific. Do I need a tuneup at 85K, or should I wait? If I wait, for how long?
#269 of 727 Re: Do I need to do a tuneup? [debbie68]
Oct 03, 2008 (2:37 pm)
Your owners manual, tells you what maintenance needs to be done on what mileage basis.
When you say 'tune up', do you mean oil change? You certainly shouldn't be doing engine tuneups on 15K mile intervals.
Did you get anybody to check out your brakes?
#270 of 727 Re: Do I need to do a tuneup? [kiawah]
Oct 03, 2008 (2:42 pm)
Hi. The manual did not say "tune up" it just makes suggestions about things to check every 5,000 miles or so. I don't know the last time my brakes were looked at, have not changed my air filter since 68,758.
How frequent should the tuneup be?
#271 of 727 Re: Do I need to do a tuneup? [debbie68]
Oct 03, 2008 (2:45 pm)
Do you have an owners manual? Usually in the glove compartment..............
Can send one softcopy, if need be.
#272 of 727 Re: Do I need to do a tuneup? [kiawah]
Oct 03, 2008 (2:47 pm)
Yes, I do. I will doublecheck it, but all I saw were the 5,000 mile recommendations.