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#167 of 200 Waterpump seeping at 55K miles, 2008 Camry 4 cyl
Feb 23, 2010 (9:15 am)
Just got a call from my mechanic...my car went in for some standard servicing and he discovered my water pump is seeping coolant, have lost 50%. So it needs to be replaced along with the thermostat. He hasn't seen a large number of failures at this mileage, but it did not shock him either.
My mileage puts me over standard warranty and I didn't go for extended warranty for a few reasons, one being Toyota's quality and my history with past cars. I was definitely spoiled by my 1999 Lexus SUV which didn't incur any significant repair costs until it was well over 150k...just a heads up for Camry owners...something to potentially watch for.
#168 of 200 Re: Not happy with my 09 Camry :( [smithjs]
Feb 24, 2010 (6:32 pm)
It could be a rust build up on your brake rotors?
When you park your car the brakes will be warmer than ambient temps. When they cool down you will get condensation and then getting a rust imprint of your brake pads on your brake rotors. Does the noise go away when you apply your brakes a few times?
#169 of 200 Re: Waterpump seeping at 55K miles, 2008 Camry 4 cyl [mmcgui02]
Mar 05, 2010 (1:31 pm)
Check with your warranty booklet. I think the water pump is covered under the powertrain warranty which is up to 60k miles and/or 60 months. You might get a refund if you already had it repaired somewhere else.
#170 of 200 Re: Toyota Camry 2008 V6 XLE - Major problems [camryatlanta]
Mar 06, 2010 (9:47 am)
Yes, the "fuel cut" procedure to extend FE requires that the transaxle downshift again and again as the car slows, otherwise with no fuel to keep it running the engine would stall. But with FWD or F/awd vehicle there is a potential danger in allowing too much engine compression braking at low speeds. So what actually happens is that below a ceratin speed, low speed, the transaxle will actually now upshift to prevent ANY engine compression braking.
"slingshot effect" or, being bumped from behind, feeling, results.
Then unless you apply pressure to the gas pedal shortly before coming to a full stop the transaxle will delay the shift into 1st until the car has come to a full and complete stop.
Strange new world....
#171 of 200 Re: Waterpump seeping at 55K miles, 2008 Camry 4 cyl [tony108]
Aug 02, 2010 (12:54 pm)
I have the same issue with the waterpump; however, I have 70k miles on my 2008. I was hearing a rattling and the Toyota dealership said the waterpump and drive belt both had to be replaced at a cost of $400. My Camry is past the warranty as well and I did not purchase the extended warranty either. I have had nothing but problems with this car and am beginning to think it is a lemon. I had to have 2 wheel bearings replaced before the car had 36k miles on it, which thankfully was covered under the warranty. Now the waterpump and drivebelt. I am about ready to trade it in on a Honda.
#172 of 200 wait, there's more...
Aug 02, 2010 (4:17 pm)
I had the waterpump problem around 60K miles, and now I need to replace my struts as they have a leak and I am just around 66K miles...this will cost $700. Very disappointed in my 2008 Camry. My 2000 Lexus RX300 didn't cost me anything besides oil changes and tires until it hit 100K. Because I need to transport 4 elder relatives, it became very important to have a sedan. I rue the day I decided to go with this Camry.
#173 of 200 Re: 2008 Camry CD player [vernj]
Aug 06, 2010 (12:43 pm)
Yes, My CD player had gone beserk and display was displaying something strange and sound was going off. I asked dealer to replace it, They checked and ordered new one. for 2 1/2 months did not get the new player as they said it has to come from factory. I got tired and called Toyota CS and complained. Went to other dealer and they received in 4 days and got it fixed in 7 days. It's been working for a year now.
#174 of 200 08 Camry instrument panel Problem
Aug 06, 2010 (12:53 pm)
I took my 08 Camry to dealer 3 times and last time they kept for 2 days but could not figure out problem. While driving light on, instrument light goes off and comes back on. Now problem worsen and radio light goes off completely. Dealer told me that it happens as I must be driving in Auto mode which is not true. My Warranty is about to go off in September and they have not fixed the problem. Toyota CS told me that if dealer could not see problem means there is no solution. I must to to state for lemon's law for arbitration. This is rediculous Factory should have solution to guide if dealer does not have clue about car problem. It is giving me feeling that Toyota has stopped caring for customers.
#176 of 200 Re: 08 Camry instrument panel Problem [macg4genius]
Aug 08, 2010 (10:38 am)
Take a video of your lights dimming