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#94 of 727 Annoying blinking mark lights
Mar 04, 2008 (1:32 pm)
Toyota camry 1995. Never give me problem before.
It starts when I forgot to turn off my head lights. The battery ran out, which is a surprise since it used to turn-off automaticly. The battery is fine after I recharge it and have auto parts people checked it.
After the incident, the mark lights and dash board lights starts blinking whenever I turn on/off engine or slam the door, punch the dashboard, hit a bump on the road, etc...It takes half minutes to stop each time.
I found that one rear mark ligh bulb was burned and replaced it (only one, I haven't replaced the other one and will do it first thing getting off work). I also tried taking the battery off. It still blinks.
I really appreciate it if anyone can offer some advice.
#95 of 727 2005 Camry engine noise
Mar 05, 2008 (11:20 am)
I have a 2005 with about 82000 miles on it. It has been a great car with no problems to speak of. The only problem is two things that might be related.
a) When I crank the car and it is cold, there is a lot of engine noise. It sounds as though something is lose of something. There is usually a distinct sound when I hit the gas pedal and the car is cold. The sound seems to go away when the car is warmed up.
b) My second problem began the other day. When I'm at highway speeds and hit the gas to pass someone or something a funny noise occurs. Sometimes when the transmission downshifts, I hear a loud vibrating noise that doesn't last for long. I haven't heard this sound but a few times.
Im hoping that I can resolve these issues because I love my camry and want to keep it for many years/miles to come.
#96 of 727 Re: Annoying blinking mark lights [xusmee]
Mar 05, 2008 (4:04 pm)
There's a bunch of things in that circuitry, including the ignition switch, the integration relay, headlight /taillight/DRL relays, and about 4 or 5 fuses.
Can you give me some very simple and or specific scenarios that you can make it fail, and I'll try to see if that gives me enough clues to figure out which of the components might be a problem.
When the lights are blinking, are you hearing a relay clicking ?
Can you verify that the battery voltage has been charged back up to 13.3 to 14.0 volts?
Relays clicking can be because there isn't enough DC voltage to hold the relay closed.
#97 of 727 Compression in general???
Mar 18, 2008 (3:22 pm)
What should a new engine's compression be ?
What should an engines mimimum compression be?
On a deathbed ? At what point should I no longer be nickel and dimed??? ??
#98 of 727 Driver's Side Shoulder Belt
Apr 07, 2008 (4:51 pm)
The driver's side seat does not work-doesn't go back or forward. Passenger side does tho. Any Ideas???
Apr 07, 2008 (5:36 pm)
Yes it is the same car---But sometimes I have troubles navigating these things since I don't -or have not got all that much experience navigating thru these things-but I do write down most or all the info so I know what is going on.......If you want my e-mail address- will give it to you.............
#100 of 727 2001 camry 4cyl sludge
Apr 11, 2008 (3:09 pm)
I am looking at a 2001 camry with the 4cylinder engine and 80000. I am aware of the sludge problems with these engines but they seller has changes the oil every 3000(documented). Should I be concerned? How can you check for sludge?
#101 of 727 Re: 2001 camry 4cyl sludge [carlfromrb]
Apr 11, 2008 (3:57 pm)
If the oil was changed regularly, it will be fine. To be sure it was done regularly, all you have to do is pull the valve cover off and you will be able to see if there is any sludge.
I would do this with any used car before purchase.
I know at least 3 people that have this generation Camry, that had them in excess of 100,000 miles - no sludge or excess oil consumption
A must read about the so-called sludge problem is in "Toyota Camry: Problems & Solutions - READ ONLY" message #4829 by Hylyner.
#102 of 727 Intermittent start/stall. need some advice.
Apr 12, 2008 (3:21 pm)
Hi all, I have received great advice here before and thought i would go to the well again. We have a 99 Camry 2.2 automatic with 175k. Has always run like a champ and has been pretty well maintained. For the past few months we have had an intermittent start/stall problem. At first it was when the motor was warm but now does it on cold start up to. It will start and stall immediately maybe three time before it may catch and run at around 400 rpm real rough. you have to hold your foot on the gas for a minute before it will keep running on its own. I have searched this forum and the old one and have found a few people had these exact symptoms and the prob was the Idle Air control valve. My mechanic says he tested it electronically and it was fine, I took the throttle off and took the little access plate off of the IAC and found the valve to be moving freely. So far three different mechanics have replaced the o2sensor, valve seals, fuel filter, throttle position sensor, and have had a couple of expensive fuel injection services done. Also the spark plugs and wires were new about 10k ago. I'm at a loss here and am really getting frustrated with this. My question is can it still be the IAC even though it tested fine? I have a gut feeling thats it because of what i have found on these forums. I really don't want to drop a few hundred more on this problem and be wrong, I have already invested $900 in this problem. I am wondering if the next time it does it, if I unplug the IAC and try to start it will that tell me anything? Thanks, Ryan