2003 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Toyota Camry
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2003 Toyota Camry ProblemsAutomatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages
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.
After much research and replacing all the motor & transmission mounts I discovered the solution. "Exhaust Hanger Replacement." Wait till you see what Toyota is charging for these little babies. Essentially there are 5 hangers. Front, mid and front muffler hangers are all permanently attached to spindles and a small metal hanging chassis. Replacement is easy and can be done with just a socket wrench. The local dealer here charges $63 a piece (w...
2003 Toyota Camry QuestionsI just replaced timing chain lined up correctly and it still won't start ? (1 answer)
All the timing marks are lined up the spark plugs are getting gas it's firing why can't it start??? Please help before my husband smashes all the windows out of it LOL
The car overheated because a coolant hose slipped the O-Ring. The temp shot so fast I didn't see or hear any issue but then lost power and died. I realize it is likely just a blown head gasket, but the car has 180k on it and considering replacement.
2003 Toyota Camry RecallsToyota Recalls 2002–2004 Camrys Due to Defective Air Bags
Toyota is recalling 2002–2004 Camry models with curtain shield air bags (CSA) because one or both curtain air bags may be twisted near the inflator. If this occurs, the air bag may not deploy rapidly enough when activated in a side impact collision, failing to provide intended head protection. Dealers will inspect the CSA and replace the air bag assembly if necessary.