1990 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Toyota Camry
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1990 Toyota Camry ProblemsValve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil
The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.
1990 Toyota Camry QuestionsRan great last night, started this morning, only gear I could get was reverse, which faded after about a minute. New pan filter and fluids about 600 miles ago. Now NO GEARS PERIOD! (1 answer)
Old but well maintained. 176K on odometer. No prior drips , whines, hard shifting
1990 Toyota Camry RecallsToyota Recalls 1990 Camrys Due to Power Door Lock Problems
Toyota is recalling 1990 Camry models because the electronic control unit (ECU) for the power door lock system can fail, causing the contacts to "weld." This may result in door lock solenoid damage, which may make the doors fail to lock or unlock, even under manual operation. This can prevent passengers from exiting the vehicle in an emergency situation. Dealers will install an additional subcircuit relay control to prevent malfunction of original relays in the ECU.