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Toyota Camry: Problems & Solutions

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  • camry99camry99 Posts: 3
    I just had Toyota Dealer to change timing belt and drive belt in my 99 Camry. Before they changed the timing belt, they did some checking and said that the water pump also needs to be changed. After they completed timing belt, they told me that they noticed something else wrong. There was no compression in No.1 cyclinder. They said that they need to take the engine apart to fix the problem. My car was very well maintained and I have not noticed any problems (e.g. shaking) while driving so far. Can this dead cylinder cause by improper timing belt installation?
  • gunga64gunga64 Posts: 271
    Hi,

    I noticed my oil pan on my 61,500 camry is leaking. When I brought it to the dealership at 59,000 said the leak wasnt coming from the oil pan and that the pan is still under warranty if it did. Well now that it over 60,000 it is found that it is indeed coming from there. They did not put their statement in writing and deny saying it now.

    Anyway, Can I replace the gasket. It has some rubbery stuff between the gasket and the pan right now. I dont know how that got on there. It did have 13k on it when I purchased it.

    Will I have to make my own gasket? Is it easy to remove the pan gasket? Toyota told my wife they charge 300.00 to replace the gasket. I replaced the gasket on my corolla is it the same thing?
  • niki1niki1 Posts: 52
    Hig,
    I just purchased a 2005 Camry, and the instructions for removing this reminder to change your oil are in the owners manual.

    NIKI1
  • niki1niki1 Posts: 52
    HELP,
    I Just purchased a 4 cyl. Camry XLE, and there is a very noticeable tapping noise in the front of the engine. This noise only occurs when the vehicle is in gear. I took it to the dealership, and two of the salesman listen to this noise, and neither one of them knew anything about this noise. I know the catalytic converter is located in the front where the tapping is. Anyone else having this problem, or any idea what this tapping might be?

    Thanks In Advance
    NIKI1
  • hank2hank2 Posts: 75
    That squeak has been a fairly common complaint, and I think it was listed in 2002 oe 2003. I don't have the reference anymore, but there was a TSB related to putting foam under the windshield to stop the temperature-related squeak. Yuo should be able to search and find it, if no-one in the group remembers.

    Also, I believe that there may be a separate rattle due to the passenger side airbag, but not sure.

    -Hank2
  • hank2hank2 Posts: 75
    Check out post #2218 around April, 2004 in Problems & Solutions :

    In Rattles,
    333 of 384 canoe2 and andrelaplume by amphipri0n
    Feb 19, 2004.... Posted the following:

    andrelaplume: you can download TSB.zip" target=_blank>http://www.tt-cc.com/ratko/TSB.zip open it up and the noise issues all start with the letters "nv"

    -Hank2
  • loucapriloucapri Posts: 214
    how many miles do you have on your 99?
    I had my 97 timing belt changed a couple months ago. When I went to dealer number 1, they told me I "SHOULD" have my water pump replaced as well so the whole cost : $799 so I took my car to another dealer (BTW, they are both TOYOTA dealers) and the service manager told me by the number I should have my water pump replaced but I could wait since I never have any problem in my car. So I only have my timing belt done.

    Anyway, for the no compression in No. 1. I found it hard to believe since you never have any problem with your car before. However, I don't think it is cause by the installation of your timing belt. Is it the usual toytoa dealer you go to? You might want to take it to another dealer and ask for advice.
  • Do you know if the engine sludge causes an engine to blow a rod? We have a 2001 camry, my wife was driving home with cruise control on and thats when it happened.
  • The problem doesn't lie with alignment or anything else. the Toyota Camry Solara is a piece of crap.

    A friend of the family bought one a few months ago, the car is junk. the front tires are damn near bald, it pulls to one side, it randomly shifts, it hesitates when the accelerator is punched.

    I kept hearing about how odd this was, and that this is a rare occurance. I have search deep into the problems of the Solara, and most of these problems span years. My website www.toyota-solara.8m.com is page after page after page of problems with the solara. So if these problems are of rare occurence, why do they span many years.

    Toyota might have at one time produced a solid car, however since manufacturing was moved from Asia to the US, quality has gone straight into the toilet.

    Personally I'll never buy a new car, it's just not worth the hassle.
  • w2323w2323 Posts: 60
    sounds like you need a tuneup. Clogged plugs etc. Perhaps timing belt
  • w2323w2323 Posts: 60
    When I called up Toyota and asked them about my 2001 4cyl camry. I asked them if my timing belt breaks will it do any damage. He said yes the valves will be damaged. Where did you get the info about the timing belt. I tend to agree with you, but whats with toyota?
  • cam2003cam2003 Posts: 131
    I got my transmission to be re programmed 4 months ago.I was back to square one after 4 months.
    The transmission was slow in response from input gas pedal. So I tried to disconnect from battery to reset ECU, after that I felt like to drive V8 engine ...
    Ideally, I would like to reset it every 2 weeks without reset radio stations, clock. Any comments/ ideas?
  • seangseang Posts: 1
    I have a 03 Camry SE V6 and have the same problem. How did you get yours fixed and what did it cost you?

    Thanks
    Sean
  • pkeyserpkeyser Posts: 1
    I have an '04 Camry SE V6 with the same issue. I've nearly been killed making left turns when the hesitation occurs. I would love to remedy this.

    Thanks,

    Peter
  • atlpopesatlpopes Posts: 1
    Thank you so much! The squeak has been driving me nuts. I fixed it myself by working grease into the boot that covers the shaft as it passes through the firewall. Very easy to do from the inside of the car.
  • camry99camry99 Posts: 3
    The mileage was 74,000. I was told by the dealer on Monday that the entire engine was damaged after they installed the timing belt, but they did not admit that they did anything wrong. They blamed the manufacturer for a defect screw on the piston. I will wait to see how Toyota is going to handle this situation.

    Thanks
  • hansen1hansen1 Posts: 1
    I have similar problem on 93 Camry. This is what I found on Canadian gov. vehicle safety website:

    Make: TOYOTA
    Model: CAMRY
    Affected Year(s): 1994
    Units Affected: 3903
    TC Recall #: 1998133
    Manufacturer:
    Campaign Code:

    Recall Details
    THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY LOOSEN AND CAUSE AN ABNORMAL STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS. IF THE OWNER CONTINUES TO OPERATE THE VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION, THE NUT MAY EVENTUALLY COME OFF, AND THE STEERING WHEEL MAY SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING SHAFT. THIS WOULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A POSSIBLE CRASH. CORRECTION: STEERING WHEEL SET NUT WILL BE TIGHTENED ON AFFECTED VEHICLES.

    This is the website address:
    http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/recalls/recall_e.asp?recno=7482&
    You can check for yourself this website.I know you have 95 camry and they are talking about 94 Camry. I felt you have similar problem and I have the same on 93 camry. What a co-incident! Thought this info might help you to solve your problem. Thanks.
    Mike
  • Hi Cam2003,

    Thanks for the reply. I have the 6 cyl. I would appreciate any help or suggestion. The high pitch, squeek noise is driving my wife crazy now, and $495 later at the dealership didn't resolve the problem at all. Belt dressing will get rid of it instantly. It just needs a little tightening. Do you know how to tighten that uppermost belt? Thanks.
  • ford2005ford2005 Posts: 1
    I have a 1988 Camry that is not switching gears. I know that the problem may be in the transmission but i don't know exactly where. Could it be the Speed Sensor, the solenoid? Help me? Most urgent!
  • cam2003cam2003 Posts: 131
    Investor27,

    I have a document which shows how to adjust belt tension. Do you have any mail box so I can sent it to you.
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