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#394 of 727 Re: 1996 Transmission Leak and Stalling Issue [rassum]
Mar 22, 2009 (10:18 am)
Sell or Keep 1996 Camry
You said the transmission gasket is leaking. How much oil is on the driveway? Your leak could be so small it isn't noticeable on the driveway or cause a failure of the transmission. Draining the pan of trans oil, removing the pan, and replacing the gasket is a cure for typical leaks on Toyota's. Only tools required are a 10mm socket and small ratchet. Find a good way to get under the car and its pretty easy.
The stall at highway speed could be a loose wire connector going into the ignition system. On mine, I did a tune-up and put the connector on the ignition but did not click the wire connector into place. It would shut off intermittently.
Ill try and post my change on MyCarSpace Rearwheeldrive 1990 Q-45.
#395 of 727 Re: Possible Head gasket issue? [kiawah]
Mar 22, 2009 (10:33 am)
Late response to above head gasket problem.
You said your engine started making sounds of oil starvation. Since the oil was full and you had recent engine work done, I think they got the Head-Gasket on upside down. This could block the oil flowing from the top of the engine to the bottom. It must pass through some oil holes made in the gasket. Some gaskets look like they can go on either way but there's always a hole or two that wont line up correctly.
Another test would be to start the engine and run it for a while, then shut the engine off and remove the valve cover. If there is a lot of oil on top of the cylinder head under the valve cover, this is not normal. Or you could shut it off and then check the oil level.
If this is the problem, take it to another shop and ask them to take pictures of the gasket before they removed it. This will document the incorrect repair, if it is wrong. Then I would let them finish the repair correctly, and sue the other shop for a new engine you will probably need later on down the road.
#396 of 727 Re: 99 camry starting problem [celeste3]
Mar 22, 2009 (11:35 am)
Are you handy with a spark plug socket and tools? I'd would pull the plugs and see which one is not golden brown.
A 99 Camry will have a four cylinder or V6. I hope you have the easier 4 cylinder.
#397 of 727 Directional signal issue
Mar 25, 2009 (2:11 pm)
I just failed my annual safety inspection because the left directional signal in my 1999 Camry was flashing much faster than the right one when the headlight switch is turned on. This does not happen when the daytime running lights are engaged, only with the light switch turned to the "on" position. What might be causing this? Thanks for any suggestions on how to isolate the problem and fix it.
#398 of 727 Re: Directional signal issue [lewbie43]
Mar 25, 2009 (2:44 pm)
Whenever you have different speeds of signalling, most of the time it is a bad dual-filament bulb.
Dual filament bulbs, are used in the front and back of vehicles, where the low wattage filament is a running light that comes on with the headlights, and a higher wattage filament that is turned on when either the brakes are applied (back lights), or a turn signal is turned on (front and back lights on one side).
If one of the filaments in the bulb breaks, and then lays across the other filament, the circuitry between the running lights gets crossed/shorted to the turn signal or brake circuit.
Pull the bulbs on all four corners, and look very closely at the filaments. Personally, bulbs are cheap, so if you go to the effort to pull the covers off and get to the bulbs, just replace them. You can sometimes narrow it down which one to look at by looking VERY carefully at the intensity of each bulb at night, when the running lights are on....and then also look at what happens when the brakes or turn signals are applied. Takes two people to do this.
When you replace the bulb, you have to look very carefully at the two prongs that are on the sides of the brass base. They are a different length from the base end, one closer to the base end than the other. If you look in the socket, you will see two corresponding grooves, one goes in deeper than the other. You need to get the bulb in correctly, or else the wrong filament lights up (for instance, the bright filament might turn on with the running lights, and the dim filament with the brake lights....obviously a wrong condition).
#399 of 727 1998 Camry
Apr 23, 2009 (6:11 pm)
My camry's (Auto) gears 1 and 2 drops low or doesn't work in time once my car touches the 60km? I have had the whole gearbox serviced. Is it to do with any of the sensors?
#400 of 727 Re: Intermittent start/stall. need some advice. [ryan99]
Apr 23, 2009 (6:20 pm)
I am having similar problems with my car. Did you manage to fix yours. need some advice please.
#401 of 727 95 Camry, both rad fans won't run
Apr 27, 2009 (6:11 pm)
I've been trying to figure this out, so I don't buy the wrong thing. I see 3 fan relays and one a/c relay. Which relay is just the rad fan on the drivers side 1,2 or 3? The a/c relay says a/c. Also, if it's the switch, which I have no idea what and where that is. Would that effect both cooling fans? I can't afford to go have it all tested and it's overheating with stop and go driving, fans not coming on at all, even when I turn on the air.
Thank you for your help
#402 of 727 Re: 95 Camry, both rad fans won't run [debshane]
Apr 28, 2009 (3:06 am)
Your post is a little confusing.
The symptoms you are experiencing are what? Car overheats (only in stop and go driving), and you notice that neither of the cooling fans turns on......even when the a/c is on? Is that correct?
What is the significance/purpose of this question:
"which relay is just the rad fan on the drivers side"
Is that to mean that the drivers side fan does not work, but the other one does?
#403 of 727 Re: 95 Camry, both rad fans won't run [kiawah]
Apr 28, 2009 (8:10 am)
Yes all of the above. It started overheating and I noticed that the fans were not kicking in, even at the hottest point, not even when I turn on the a/c. If it's the relays (1,2 or 3), then I could get the one for the rad relay alone (don't know which one), and not use the a/c. I just can't afford the testing, the switch and all the relays. Then again, what if it's the fan motors?
So does this explain enough, or is it more confusing? I wish I just had enough money to go have it taken care of, but I don't. So, I press on to the answer, hopefully. Thanks