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Toyota Camry: Problems & Solutions



  • suzannes1suzannes1 Posts: 11
    Has anyone had trouble with the floor carpeting? Hard to describe.. on the floor of the drivers seat to the right, where the plastic runs down, and continues to the side of the drivers seat my carpeting is buckling out?? Almost as if the carpeting was cut to short. Curious to hear if this has happened to anyone else.
  • loucapriloucapri Posts: 214
    wondering have you done something like this before?
    If not, I suggest you take it to the shop instead.
    It's a messy job even it's not a difficult job (do-it-yourself type)

    I think it worth paying someone to have the oil change because that's how I feel after working on it back in May (it's not a camry but the work is similiar)
  • jdoug6jdoug6 Posts: 2
    My 1996 Camry LE 4 cyl. passed the CA smog test on 6/1/05. Approximately two weeks ago, the engine light came on indicating a catalytic converter problem. A mechanic has insisted that I need to replace both O2 sensors, as well as the converter.

    You have stated that O2 sensors can be replaced by someone other than a mechanic. Also, how can I be sure that I actually need to replace the converter?

  • andrelaplumeandrelaplume Posts: 934
    Our '96 RAV just needed a new one. We had it done at Midas for about the same price Toyota wanted for just the part...AND got a 5 year warranty!
  • msloumslou Posts: 1
    the alarm goes off..when i use the remote to open the door and it also happens when i use the key.. i have shut the door with out locking it and it locked up its self. this doesn't happen all the time.the car has the power locks .the alarm went off with windows down and up and no one was around the car.. the alarm has cut off before i can get to this a car battery issue or battery in remote control or a sensor.. thanks for any help..
  • kubero3kubero3 Posts: 1
    Have 91 Camry with about 100k miles. Seems like oil burns up and have to add oil periodically before next oil change. Oil changes are every 3k with Castrol High Mileage. Does not leak. Any suggestions?
  • I have 1997 Totyota Camry. The check engine light came on yesterday. I drove 14 mile to work and now the light is blinking and engine does not have full power. It feel like it going to stop. I checked the gas cap and it fine. Car has 173 K mile. Is there anything that I can replace my self. I know some about car but don't have tester. Thank you for your help
  • alcanalcan Posts: 2,550
    A flashing check engine light indicates a fault, usually a misfire, which if not corrected can damage the catalytic converter. You'll have to get the stored diagnostic trouble codes retrieved first so you know which circuit/system is affected. AutoZone will do it no charge.
  • larrymitlarrymit Posts: 80
    I wonder if everyone reporting hesitation problems with their Camry V6 has tried using the recommended premium gas: While my hesitation hasn't been severe, I noticed that it seemed to disappear after filling up with premium.

    Perhaps the hesitation is caused by the retarded spark the engine has to have to burn low octane gas?
  • typesixtypesix Posts: 314
    How much oil is added and at what mileage is oil added before the 3k miles? I use half quart of oil between 3k oil changes on my 89 Camry 4cyl with 222k miles, mostly due to minor leaks.
  • ncc4ncc4 Posts: 16
    It's been about a month since you posted this message. I've had the overhead councel apart on my 04 Camry, but I don't know if you still need advice.
    Let me know.
  • we_bullswe_bulls Posts: 1
    I have a 1995 Toyota camry bought a few years ago that my son drives. Its kept up pretty well. Car itself has over 300000 mile yes thats right 300000 miles. My problem is I've taken it to a repair shop about 5 times now and they cant find whats wrong. Plugs, distributor wires, cap, rotor,emissions, fuel and oil filters all have been checked or replaced. My problem is the car will stall when you come to a stop especially in the rain. When its dry is not that bad but has a somewhat of a rough idle. The runs fine at a high idle and if you put the vehicle in neutral when you come to a stop. I have a 4 cylinder, fuel injected front wheel drive camry. We have use fuel injector cleaners and it seamed to work for a short period of time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • loucapriloucapri Posts: 214
    you may want to switch to higher octane fuel and see if it helps.
  • toyotakentoyotaken Posts: 897
    I had a similar problem with an older Camry that I owned and it was diagnosed as the MAF (mass airflow sensor) which had to be replaced. Same exact situations. Warm, or cooler dry weather, it ran ok, rougher when cold or damp, and stalled often when raining.

  • I've just started noticing a brownish-orange liquid puddling under my '93 camry. I'm prety sure it is from the AC condenser, because it only puddles over night after I've used the AC. I've never had the AC serviced, should I consider it?
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,046
    Is this the same color as the antifreeze in the radiator overflow bottle in the engine compartment? Could be antifreeze leaking from heater hose connections close to where the AC drain is located.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    It could also be automatic transmission fluid, because the cooling lines and transmission cooler go into the same place as the radiator, which sits directly behind the a/c condenser. Clean fluid is cherry red, but older, worn-out fluid looks like dirty engine oil (dark brown, but not orange). Have you checked the level and color of your transmission fluid?

    But I agree with imidazol that it's more likely to be antifreeze.

    It will not be the a/c "fluid" because it would leak out as an invisible gas, and there's only a small amount of oil added to the system to help lubricate the compressor.
  • hum....still not sure what it could be. all hoses to and from the radiator are new, and all the connections seem to be good. All the fluids in the car are fairly new (about a year old) and are at correct levels, so I don't think that it would be any of the coolants.

    I guess it's just the condensation that builds up, around the AC components.

    If anyone else thinks it might be something else, let me know, thanks for the reply so far.
  • winsome66winsome66 Posts: 1
    While my O/D is on, the O/D light flashes. Also, It feels as if the car is taking off in third gear - HELP! :cry: When I have it in "L" the car takes off from a full stop just fine. Perhaps a sensor???? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    I have 268 K on her and really have no other complaints.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Condensation would not be brownish orange -- it would be clear like water, unless there is some rust present. Have you felt the fluid? Is it oily or watery? You could have a leaking radiator, if the color of the puddling fluid matches the color of the coolant. Coolant would feel kind of slippery, but less viscous than oil, and it would easily wash off your fingers with water.

    I learned the hard way while driving a borrowed van that leaking fluid from underneath the radiator area was actually auto tranny fluid. I basically fried the transmission while driving the van, never suspecting at first the fluid was ATF.
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