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#477 of 727 Car will not start after motor mounts replaced
Jun 11, 2009 (7:19 pm)
We just had the motor mounts replaced on our 1996 Toyota Camry. The car ran fine for about 30 miles but now it stalls immediately after putting it into drive. We are having it towed to our mechanic. It seems like a big coincidence that the car started having trouble after the motor mount work. Before this, we had no problems with the car. Our mechanic recommended that the motor mounts be replaced as preventive maintenance.
Do you have any ideas on how replacing the motor mounts could cause the car to stall when putting it in drive? My son says the engine shakes after it stalls.
#478 of 727 Re: Car will not start after motor mounts replaced [rassum]
Jun 12, 2009 (5:41 am)
Replacing the engine mounts shouldn't affect the performance of the engine, but I'd surmise your mechanic may have forgotten to reconnect a wire, line, or hose somewhere. I'd take it back and complain -- the fix should be on his dime.
#479 of 727 96 Camry - No Fire/Spark
Jun 12, 2009 (6:21 am)
Purch. 96 Toyota Camry (2.2L) from a friend - water pump had seized & shredded timing belt. Replaced both as well as plugs & wires. Bottom end is fine. Checked upper end of engine, had lots of build up on tops of pistons, etc. - cleaned all. Resurfaced valves & seats, etc. Have it all back together - getting fuel, but only 1 or 2 sparks on first crank (with #1 plug out to test), then no fire at all on subsequent cranking. Can let it set for a day, then get same response. Tried replacing distributor, (was told it could be the problem) - get same results.
Have been told it could be crank sensor or the "module". Tested crank sensor & module - both test good. Any other suggestions/testing/troubleshooting anyone can suggest would be greatly appreciated!
#480 of 727 1999 Camry V6 transmission shifting problem
Jun 12, 2009 (8:12 am)
When cold shifting from 2nd to 3rd is delayed. Must rev above 2900 rpm to shift. After 1st shift or 3/4 mile all ok and shifting in all gears perfect. Any advise?
#481 of 727 Re: 1999 Camry V6 transmission shifting problem [ri2b]
Jun 12, 2009 (8:22 am)
Normal. This is done to warm up the car faster to improve emissions.
#482 of 727 Re: 1999 Camry V6 transmission shifting problem [mcdawgg]
Jun 12, 2009 (10:43 am)
Thanks mcdawqq. It sure is an irritating thing toyota did to improve emmisions. It's a prefect car except for this one "problem". It only has 46 k miles on it.
#483 of 727 Re: 1999 Camry V6 transmission shifting problem [ri2b]
Jun 12, 2009 (4:42 pm)
I think other manufactures do this now. It really only lasts a very short time. Or just get a manual tranny, like I did!
#484 of 727 1997 Camry Cowl Question
Jun 14, 2009 (9:33 am)
I just had my windshield replaced. The seal at the cowl was pretty rotten already, but with the windshield replacement even more of it came apart. The shop offered to replace it for free if I could bring them the part. When I did a parts lookup I can't find a seal only, it looks like you have to buy the entire cowl grille piece (a left and right side), which is between 150-200 from what I can tell.
Is this really all one piece or can you buy the seal separately?
#485 of 727 Re: Car will not start after motor mounts replaced [210delray]
Jun 14, 2009 (4:03 pm)
1996 Camry Motor Mounts
Is yours a four cylinder? Four's are easy to change, The mount on the front on the block, comes right out. Also there is another mount on the topside, but easy to change. It's like changing your Air Filter. The mechanic would only need to remove the mount itself.
#486 of 727 Re: Toyota Camry 2000 - Engine Block failure - Need advise [onetoyotaowner]
Jun 14, 2009 (4:25 pm)
I know its not an oil change but it could be the bolt for the oil change is not there. If it is then the failure is inside, oil pump or oil filter clogged, an internal failure of some part in the oil system.
At any rate the Toyotal engine swap for that car would be the easiest way to get it back on the road. First I would find out if this engine has some bad history the 2002 Camry has a different engine design better design but gonna be harder to find at a salvage yard.
I swapped another Corolla engine into my 87 Corolla. I never took any parts off the "new" block, I just bolted the engine in and put on new water pump and the old manifolds. I didn't buy one gasket. The new engine had 79K miles compared to my old engine with 250K.
A good Toyota shop will keep the parts off your old engine to make sure it works with a new engine. This engine could be a re-manufactured block with cylinder head attached, and no valve cover, or simply one pulled out of a wrecked, or older Camry.
Your four cylinder is a 5S used in 1996-2001. Plenty of these in salvage yards. I paid $150 for my salvage engine. It was stripped of everything and only included the block, heads, valve cover, flywheel, and crankshaft pulley.