2004 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Toyota Camry
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2004 Toyota Camry ProblemsBurning Smell Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak
The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
Cars equipped with an automatic transmission might experience a hesitation when accelerating. Revised software for the on board computer is available which may correct this problem. Software revisions are commonly most helpful on newer vehicles. once the mileage builds up a worn component could cause similar problems. Whenever major transmission work in performed, the transmission software should be updated as necessary.
2004 Toyota Camry QuestionsWhat should I do about a broken cam shaft? (1 answer)
Is this something that can be replaced?
2004 Toyota Camry RecallsVarious Issues Due to Failed Crankshaft Pulley
The amount of adhesive applied between the inner and outer parts of the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If this is the case, the outer ring may become misaligned and/or not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing an abnormal noise and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. In some cases, the power steering belt could come off resulting in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the crankshaft pulley and replace it if necessary.
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.