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#145 of 200 Re: '08 Camry SE 4 cyl power steering [19bill56]
Jan 04, 2009 (6:42 am)
Suck it out of the reservoir, or disconnect where the reservoir hose connects to the pump.
But the bigger question is WHY would you want to do this?
#146 of 200 Re: '08 Camry SE 4 cyl power steering [19bill56]
Jan 04, 2009 (7:25 am)
And why ATF unless that is what the factory uses/recommends.
#147 of 200 Re: '08 Camry SE 4 cyl power steering [kiawah]
Jan 04, 2009 (4:27 pm)
power steering fluid is ATF anyway, so why not use a superior fluid like Mobil 1? I guess the theory is, like Mobil 1 motor oil, there's less wear on parts, which means longer service life for the component it's used in.
#148 of 200 Re: '08 Camry SE 4 cyl power steering [19bill56]
Jan 04, 2009 (6:09 pm)
There's little likelihood of any parts failure that would be affected by the change in power steering fluid. How long do you plan to own this car, anyway?
#149 of 200 Re: '08 Camry SE 4 cyl power steering [210delray]
Jan 04, 2009 (7:46 pm)
Until it isn't feasible to keep pouring money into it because of its age. I've always had good luck with the pre-owned vehicles I've had over the years, but I decided that I wanted at least 1 new car. You know, for that new car smell, the warranty, peace of mind, technological advancements, etc. I did keep the old car to use for going to work, throwing lumber and tools in it without having to care about scratches or dents. Another benefit of keeping the old car is that after having the Camry for a year now, it has only 5K miles on it.
#150 of 200 Re: '08 Camry SE 4 cyl power steering [wwest]
Jan 04, 2009 (7:52 pm)
That's what Toyota has in the system from the factory. In the owners manual, it says if you need to add fluid to the reservoir, use a DEXRON II or III ATF.
#151 of 200 Re: 2008 Camry Seat Feels Loose [barkins]
Jan 20, 2009 (1:48 pm)
I have a similar problem with my 2009 Camry LE, purchased in later October '08.
Noticed the first week that the driver's seat intermittently seems to move while in driving. The movement can be in any direction, but primarily seems to occur during turns (moves side-to-side) or at freeways speeds moves vertically) over the crest of a hill.
As mentioned, this is an intermittent problem. It actually stopped happening for appox. 3 weeks at one point, then started up again.
I took it in to the dealer this morning. After the tech looked it over, the Service rep told me that the seat was bolted down correctly, that the rail in electric seats has a certain amount of play in it, and this was what I've been experiencing.
I've never experienced this particular sort of "play" with an electric seat before, and told him so. He suggested that when I bring the car in for it's first service in the next couple of months, that we arrange to have a Toyota field engineer look at it.
If this is still bugging me at that time, then that's what I'll do.
#152 of 200 Re: 2008 Camry Seat Feels Loose [JimRac]
Jan 20, 2009 (5:01 pm)
Another idea - try driving another LE Camry and see if it has any movement. I had a car a long time ago that had very slight front to back seat movement, and they replaced the seat track - problem solved.
#153 of 200 2008 Camry CD player
Feb 02, 2009 (11:03 am)
Has anybody had problems with CD stuck in the stock Toyota CD player?
#154 of 200 Not happy with my 09 Camry :(
Feb 03, 2009 (3:12 pm)
I purchased an 09 Camry LE V6 (Canadian model). I have not been pleased with my car after several months of ownership. Does anyone else have the following issues:
1. The plastic garnish surrounding the clock is completely popped up in the front. If you look at your dash it should be a smooth transition between this piece and the rest of the upper dashboard. Not mine. The dealer claims it's a fit and finish issue with this piece and there's nothing they can do to fix it. WTF.
2. There is a buzzing noise coming from my brake pedal. It's most noticeable when I first start the car on a cold morning and use the brakes.
3. The seatbelts squeek when your body shifts forward. They applied silicone lubricant which didn't solve the problem
4. The plastic piece on the driver's side B-pillar seems to be bowing out.
These things really bother me as I paid a premium for the Toyota logo. Conventional wisdom would dictate that such issues is more commonly found on an American or Korean car. I'm at a loss to see my new car with more defects than my 12yo American car.