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#672 of 727 1990 Toyota Camry
Aug 16, 2010 (7:56 pm)
We got a 1990 Toyota Camry 4 cyl, replaced the Battery and the Alternator and the Fuel Filter. Car was driving great over the weekend Today took her out for a ride and it was good then she stalled out at light. Restarted after several tries and then drove for another 2 miles. Parked the car and then 30 minutes later tried to restart and she wouldn't - after several tries she finally started and there was a real bad fuel smell. Now we just started her and everything was fine. Any ideas what it could be! Fuel Filter is on tight and there are no visible leaks. Please help!!!
#673 of 727 Re: 1990 Toyota Camry [sylviah]
Aug 17, 2010 (3:02 am)
When is the last time it had a tune up?
#674 of 727 Re: Replace sparkplugs 2005 4cyl ????? [ledzepplin]
Aug 17, 2010 (6:44 pm)
I thought the spark plugs were good for 120,000 miles. I have a 2004 with almost 78K miles and haven't touched the plugs.
#675 of 727 Lube Brakes for Squeal...
Aug 26, 2010 (10:33 am)
Yes, I sprayed cleaner on my rims and wiped off the dirt and something have gotten to place it was not suppose to on my rear wheels and now the brakes squeal when I hit them. Is this something a non mechanic type like me can lubricate...ie can I spray some lubricant in there and if so where?
#676 of 727 Re: Lube Brakes for Squeal... [andrelaplume]
Aug 26, 2010 (10:36 am)
Isn't your Camry an LE model older than 2005? If so, these have rear drum brakes, and there's really no way something can get inside the drums.
Are you sure the front brakes aren't squealing?
#677 of 727 Re: Lube Brakes for Squeal... [210delray]
Aug 26, 2010 (12:17 pm)
Yes, drums..maybe it from the front...anything I can do....not sure why I assumed rear but I did clean all 4 rims...
#678 of 727 Re: Lube Brakes for Squeal... [andrelaplume]
Aug 26, 2010 (12:18 pm)
oh yea, its a 2002...
#679 of 727 Re: Lube Brakes for Squeal... [andrelaplume]
Aug 26, 2010 (4:19 pm)
Have you ever replaced the front brake pads? Maybe it's time, and you're hearing the warning squeal from the thin metal strip designed for that purpose.
#680 of 727 Re: Lube Brakes for Squeal... [210delray]
Aug 27, 2010 (6:12 am)
Yes, pads have been replaced twice in 88K miles and was just recently inspected. This happened as soon as I was done cleaning the rims. I figure the cleaner dried something it it should not have or dirt got in there. So, is there a place to spray some lube, should I got to the car wash and spray soap and water in there...other ideas?
#681 of 727 Re: Lube Brakes for Squeal... [andrelaplume]
Aug 27, 2010 (6:59 am)
No, don't go spraying lubricant, or any other thin like cleaner, on your braking system.
Take it to a mechanic, who can give you a technical assessment as to what might be wrong.