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I removed my EGR Valve and cleaned it with carb cleaner and pushed the valve up and down and air would flow out of the hose part on the upper diaphragm, so it seemed functional, although it was snug or tight while pushing the valve up and down.

After that I cleaned the orifice leading into the intake manifold. I could see through the throttle body that there is a thin layer of carbon deposits within the intake as well, couldn't get to clean that out though. Use fuel injector for that. But I don't think that is the problem so much so.

Anyways, checked the EGR gas temperature sensor and it had brown crust around its mental rod part. I used my finger nails to scrap it all off.

I checked the EGR vacuum modulator, filter is dirty and used, tried cleaning it as best I could but it really don't look no different from when I first checked it.

Took the VSV for EGR off to inspect and put it back only to use a screwdriver to turn the switch the opposite direction.

At this point I've only done cleaning and no replacement parts yet, my question is what should I replace:

egr gas temperature sensor
egr valve
egr vacuum modulator
egr vacuum switch valve

I'm leaning toward the egr gas temperature sensor at this point.

What do you think?

just got the car and brake fluid was low (below minimum), pedal went almost to floor, and emergency brake light remained after taking the brake off. Added fluid and level is constant. helped some, but brake pedal still soft and brake light stays on after release

How much does it cost to replace brake lines in a Toyota Camry?

As I was driving home I heard a loud noise inside the car which cause oil to leak and smoke to fume up, as I park the car aside the oil continues to leak and my brake pedal doesnt seem to work maybe but so far my car wont start up the way it makes a weird noise when i turn the ignition

All the lights ( license plate, tail, reverse) that are connected to the trunk are not working. We checked the circuit and found out that the ground is open. Where can we find the ground connection to the chassis?

None of windows will let up or down

when i start my 96 camry the temp gauge goes to high right away

Performed diagnostic test; Indicated PO750. Shift solenoid "A" malfunction- SSv SL1 . Where is the trans. shift solenoid located and how difficulty to replace?

Car's check engine light is on and has codes P0420 and P1211, and has california emissions. I understand the P0420 (Catalytic Converter), but what is the P1211?

the starter is just spinning when the key is turned.any suggestions to get the starter to catch?

All parking or running lights do not work

My car is having a over heating problem. After running in around town, the fluid in the radiator reserve tank started to boil and steam, but the temp. gauge is within normal range. I have replaced the radiator, radiator cap(s)twice, thermostat, rad. fan (which is hydro, not ele.), had it pressure tested = clean. Water pump and timing belt was replaced 60,000 miles ago. No leaking around the water pump. Can anyone help me.

What would cause the dome light to stop working? Tested it with an ohm meter, which caused the map light to stop working. When car is started the clock always start back at 1:00. As if the battery has been disconnected or something.

Why does it sound like water sloushing around up underneath dash?

All the illumination lights on my dash console, Instrument cluster (climate control, gear) don't work. Also my radio does not work either. I suspect a blown fuse so I need to know what fuse to buy and where to locate the blown fuse in the car so I can replace it. Thank you

I have the original headlamps on my 2004 Toyota Camry. I'd like headlamps with greater illumination power -- preferably just by changing the bulbs. Are any available and how much will I have to pay?

What terms should I used to find information on estimates for a muffler replacement for my vehicle. P.S. I've already had this work done. Thank you.

my tachometer reading is false. checked the blak wire with the coil. still in problem.

I was told my a repair shop the cost to replace the timing belt is $375. I had the water pump replace about 4 years ago is it possible it needs replace again so soon

My car has 37,500 miles on it (mostly highway miles), and my independent mechanic (STS) said that the struts are leaking. The Toyota dealership said that three of the struts are "Level 5" leaks and that one strut is a "Level 4" leak and that its all normal evaporation. According to a bulletin for '06-'07 Toyotas, Levels 4-5 are normal (my car is an '08, and the dealership insists that the bulletin pertains to my car, too - even though the bulletin states on its face that it is only for '06-'07 cars).

However, STS said the industry standard is that any leak is no good.

Anyone know which is correct? How long should struts actually last? Also, anyone know of any official documentation stating that any type of leak is no good and/or the length of time/miles struts should last?

The car is no longer under warranty, but I'm hoping Toyota will work with me based on all their bad publicity lately (and the fact that my car was part of the recalls).

Any help is appreciated.


what is the best guess of the problem and how do fix it???

My trunk was forced open in a burlary. The trunk hinge assembly was twisted and torn. Dealer told me that the trunk hidge assembly could not be damaged by the trunk being forced open. Is this true?

Anybody have any ideas why the check engine light would pop on? I just bought the car and it sounds like there may be a smal exhaust leak, could that have anything to do with it?

what does that code mean?

The PWR is lit right under P R N D etc. is on dashboard

replaced fuel pump car will not start,also checked fueses relays all good,replaced computer,oil switch still will not start

The air compressor on my 94 Camry was making noise and before I could fix it, it blew a fuse and started burning the belt. There what looks like burnt plastic shards in the area where the AC pulley is located. I took the belt off and I can still turn pulley by hand but it's not smooth. There seems to be resistance like a worn bearing or something. A friend put AC guages on it and said the system was still holding pressure. My question is: Is it possible to salvage the compressor by replacing the bearing and clutch or should I just get a new compressor?

the radio in my camry stopped working. i hear static in the speakers, but no sound from the audio system

is getting the idle control valve cleaned an exepnsive job and is it best to take it to the toyota dealer

Every 2 week. Car drives rough and then will starting pulling while driving and the steering wheel shakes and is stiff, then check engine, oil and battery light come and then car stop. After turning car off for 1-2 minutes it starts right back and drives smoothly.