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#309 of 727 Re: 1998 toyota camry 90k Service [balakrishnap]
Oct 29, 2008 (10:05 pm)
Price for timing belt change.
Sometimes I see dealers run specials for this service. Id walk in, not drive in and ask about any service special. Of course this dealer has already gave you a price. Im guessing a 4 clyinder is about $200.00 labor plus $55.00 for the part.That's 3 hours tops at $65-$75/hr. A master mechanic specializing on this car will have it done in 30mins.
I do my own for the price of a belt from the local parts store which is about $30.00.
#310 of 727 Re: VSC, TRAC OFF and CEL's all on!!! [kiawah]
Oct 29, 2008 (10:46 pm)
To check your evap system it starts in the area behind the gas tank beneath the trunk. A bunch of hoses are there.
I doubt if this area is bad, but another area possibly with a tube off is the VSV next to the MAF flow sensor in the duct from the air filter. The VSV(vacuum switching valve) could have a loose tube, hose. It is to the right of the MAF, and related to the EVAP canister in the trunk area.
This is for a 2AZ-FE engine (4 cylinder).the fuse for EFI main is forward right corner of fuse block
#311 of 727 Re: Steering Squeel in my Steering Wheel..... [rearwheeldrive]
Oct 30, 2008 (4:31 am)
thanks!---Just spray it up into the column...?
#312 of 727 99 camry le 4 cyl codes 171 and 1135
Oct 30, 2008 (9:06 am)
Just had mechanic replace bank 1 sensor 1 (one by firewall), which was my previous 171 code, about 5 miles later , check engine light on , codes are 171 and 1135. Suggestions?
#313 of 727 Re: Battery Replacement and Engine Hesitation [craznazn]
Oct 30, 2008 (9:27 am)
When you replace the battery all of the "learned" parameters concerning the optimal operation of the engine and transaxle will be lost and replaced by the original factory default parameters. Engineering "best guess" parameters that only apply to a completely new car as it rolls off the factory floor.
Within ~500 miles your engine/transaxle control ECU will have (re)learned, corrected, the parameters in order to again have optimal operation of a well broken in, well worn, '04 with XXX miles accrued.
#314 of 727 Re: Steering Squeel in my Steering Wheel..... [andrelaplume]
Oct 30, 2008 (9:24 pm)
I'd spray anywhere the parts that turn, touch parts that don't turn.l It might be hard to see anything under the dash. The rubbing could be at the steering wheel where it meets the turn signal switches and controls. Go very lightly. Then spray your seat tracks, and window tracks to help them move easier.
#315 of 727 Re: 99 camry le 4 cyl codes 171 and 1135 [ibm650]
Oct 30, 2008 (9:39 pm)
These codes are for lean mixture.
Remove code and try to see if it resets again. Remove fuse in engine compartment for ten seconds. Its marked EFI. It should be in the forward right corner of the fuse box. Have key in off position.
#316 of 727 92 camry doors will not lock
Nov 01, 2008 (5:06 pm)
92 camry LE automatic 187,000 miles
While driving all 4 doors unlocked. Pressed the door lock button and they went back to unlock position.
Doors will not remain in the lock position.
Appreciate the help.
Nov 03, 2008 (12:14 pm)
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#318 of 727 Do Not Go To Mountain States Toyota in Denver
Nov 08, 2008 (1:14 pm)
I took my 1997 Camry in for a discount oil change for $19.95. The dealership does a complete inspection--wonder why?
While there, they said I needed a coolant change as mine was only good to 0 degrees farenheit. The price was $149.
They also said I had a leak in my power steering pump and high pressure hose.
Refused all work.
Came home and checked my oil level--it was nearly 1 quart high on the dipstick. Bad enough, but I also checked my coolant. The guage said it was good to -45 degrees below zero.
Needless to say, I think they are trying to increase sales in the service department.
Please, be careful with anyone working on your car in this weak economy.