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Toyota Camry: Problems & Solutions



  • psrao99psrao99 Posts: 1
    Hi all

    Recently our 1998 Toyota Camry LE 4 cyl got wrecked on rear side. I need to replace the trunk opening and the bumper below. The mechanic suggested me to change the rear suspensions also so that the car can be better. After the mechanic changed the rear suspension, the steering wheel became very hard when taking turns and also ABS light on the dash board is continuously on. He could not figure out the problem on his own. I took the car to the dealer to check regarding ABS light and found that rear side ABS speed sensor is not working. Can any one please suggest whether ABS light and steering wheel getting harder are related in anyway and what would be the best way to resolve this.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions
  • ray_paray_pa Posts: 10
    I'm used to firm brakes in other cars. this one is truly unexpected.
    barely stopped at the red lite this morning. wow, that's dangerous. :(
    should I take it to the dealership?
  • lmacmillmacmil Posts: 1,756
    I don't think there is anything wrong with the brake system. For whatever reason, the engineers made the pedal feel soft. Some people like it, some don't. After 2 months in my '05 Camry I drove the Olds Intrigue that I sold. That pedal was so hard, it almost felt like manual brakes.

    I think most people adjust to whatever they are driving. Unless there is air in your system (highly unlikely), there's nothing the dealer can do about it.
  • suchinsuchin Posts: 1

    I have a 91 camry with 130K on it. Suddenly my cruise broke down.. i can see the green light glowing when I press the cruise button but when I put the car in to cruise mode its not working....

    anyone had such a problem..what can be the problem...

  • oreoandioreoandi Posts: 2
    I have just experienced similar interior leaking problems with my Camry and was
    wondering if you had any luck finding where the water was coming from?
  • oreoandioreoandi Posts: 2
    I'm experiencing similar problems with water inside my Camry. So far, my mechanic can't locate the source of the water. Have you had any luck solving your water problem?
  • cam2003cam2003 Posts: 131
    I do not mind it 's too soft but it's a no no for traveling too far.
  • psciortinopsciortino Posts: 22
    I had my Camry repaired yesterday. I paid for the parts. The dealer paid for the labor. The car was out of warranty. All I asked for was the dealer to "participate."
    The light is off!
  • I have a 2005 V6 (rear disk brakes) which I found soft initially. I took the car for a quick drive down a hill and applied the brakes hard for a few seconds (just short of causing the ALB to activate) and then released them. I repeated this a few times and I noticed much improvement in the brake. The car now has 1,400 miles on it and it seems the brakes have gotten even better. Maybe the brakes just need to break in.
  • My dad just bought a 2005 Camry 4cyl and is complaining of water sloshing sounds coming from the engine. Dealer claims that some of the new cars are experiencing this problem, but nothing can be done. Something to do with the cooling system. Anyone else experience this or know of a solution?
  • cam2003cam2003 Posts: 131
    Are you sure not coming from gas tank ?
  • drtraskdrtrask Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 Camry and need to obtain switched power for a radar detector. With the switch for the sunroof in the overhead console, I know there's switched power there. BUT, how does one gain access to this overhead console? There are no visible screws on the console or above the eyeglass holder. Your thoughts/ideas/suggestions would be most appreciated!
    Thanks in advance!
  • lallalalla Posts: 1
    I had the exact same problem and it was the power steering (PS) belt. The PS belt is below the alternator belt. You need to remove the front passenger side tire and the access window that is secured by two 10mm bolts to see the power steering belt properly.

    If you plan to do it yourself, post a note on the forum and I can advice the procedure.
  • No, had an Audi with the vacumn gas tank. It's not that sound. The water sound is coming from the front of the car and actually sounds like its sloshing around when you accelerate or turn. Tested it out last night. Also, has a weird cellophane ticking noise from the driver's side door. It's driving my dad nuts. lol.
  • ravimuppravimupp Posts: 1

    Could you please tell me what parts got changed to make the engine check light off and how much it cost you...

  • campbell3campbell3 Posts: 1

    My check engine light went on in my 2000 Camry LE, and I went to Auto Zone to have it read. The message it's giving is "A malfunction exists in the electrical circuit for the vent control in the evaporative emission control system."

    Does anybody know if this is a problem that needs to be addressed right away, or if it can wait until the next time I go in for an oil change?

  • psciortinopsciortino Posts: 22
    I suspect the parts list is a function of the diagnosis. My parts list:
    Valve assembly, EGR --$177.50
    Gasket, EGR valve - $1.03
    Gasket E.G.R. INL $1.60
    Valve ASSY. EGR V $67.08
    Valve ASSY. Vacuu $80,74
    Total: $327.95, plus tax
    Labor was free although the car was out of warranty. states that they sell OEM Toyota parts wholesale to the public.
    Good luck.
  • suzannes1suzannes1 Posts: 11
    (Danbury, CT)
    I have a 2004 Solara convertible (White with Tan top, this seems important to everyone ), which I had to have the entire top replaced, including all bars, belts, etc. The explanation was the alignment was off which created the fabric to rub against the molding and the fabric to tear. It was suppose to be completed in 3 days, and my car was in service for 35 days! All the parts were on back order from overseas! I also had problems with the windows leaking water, and had to bring it in 3 times, finally I took pictures of the leaks in order for the dealer to fix it... what a waste of my time. My convertible is now starting to vibrate and rattle again, which is how I found the problem the 1st time!
  • newveinsnewveins Posts: 1
    I have a 1998 Camry that seems to stall and misfire right after I fill the tank up with gas. It will continue to stall and misfire until I use up about 3 gallons of gas. This happens every time I fill the tank. Has anyone else had a similar problem with a Camry? by newveins
  • toyotakentoyotaken Posts: 897
    That is the flag that comes on most often when the gas cap is not closed tightly or if you filled the tank with the engine running. It is the sensor that checks if there is gasoline evaporating from the gas tank - in the event that there is a leak in the tank. For a first time indicator, I would recommend that they just reset the light. If it comes up again, have the sensor and/or the gas tank checked. Hope this helps.

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