2004 Toyota Camry Questions

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You answered my question about engine noise, said to use toyota oil filter, which goning to do tomorrow. What kind of oil do you use? Currently we used mobile1 full synthetic 5/30. We also used a reg oil filter with that oil. My husband swants to know what oil you use. Thanks

I would like to know if and how to set the cols start idle down. Mine is between 2000 and 2200 rpms. I understand some say it is normal as long as it doesn't remain that high for long. But, my engine is making a noise at the cold start idle that high and I want to preserve the engine, so to speak, so would like for it not to be that high. Not sure if it is the top or bottom half of engine. Could be the lifters or rods, don't know, but feel that that high of a idle first time starting is to high and not healthy for this 126K engine. Please answer this question as to setting idle.

my shifter got stuck in park,I read the book and read to take the little cover off by the shifter and push the botton to release the shifter. it worked fine doing this,but my question is why does it do it? Also is there anything I can do so that it doesn't do it again? Is there something that needs to be lubricated or adjusted? Or do I just keep using this little black button when it happens. Must be Toyota knew there was a problem or they wouldn't of put that little button in there and told you how to use it,am I right in my way of thinking? thanks for all your help in the past,look forward to your response to this one.

when I first start the car,I see a puff of smoke out the tailpipe. Car has 126,000 on it. It doesn't do it every time,but it has the past two mornings. The idle goes up as it is supposed to,and pouf of smoke comes out. It goes away instantly. What could be the cause of this? I just wrote about my high idle,and got great answers from pushrod and another master mechanic,and am hoping they can give me another good answer to this. Just changed the oil and filter,use synthetic mobile 1 5/30W. That is what we were told previous owner used and we were told once you use synthetic you must stay with it. It has done this since we got it and before the oil change so you know. Don't want to confuse the issue if I can help it. thanks for your previous replys and I look forward to a reply on this.

it starts cold at around 2200 RPMs. I think that is to high and want to know what causes that and how do I change it? Is this a common problem. It has 125,000 miles on it. I just purchased this car.

When I pressed clutch , it remain pressed and gear did not change until I lifted it with my foot. I got it checked fro mechanic , he had shown me that oil gets leak whenever I press the clutch plate. The oil gets leak only from the jont of of two plates bolted on the top of cylinder where one pipe fro carrying oil comes and another goes.What is its name so that I can ask the autoshop to give me that part.

While driving if I turn the steering wheel sharply to the left or right. I hear a strange noise coming from the passenger side dash area (like behind glove department). At the same time water starts pouring from underneath the glove department, on the passenger side front floor board. NOT just dripping but pouring! My carpet stays soaking wet? Happens everytime I drive and A\C is on???

Pouring out on the passenger side from underneath the dash board under glove department?

Cleaning out a/c hose

04 camry 170,000 miles, engine light Was on, I unplugged upstream o2 sensor but did not unscrew, then unplugged car battery for a min. Once both were put back, I started the car and now it idles very low and turns off, is it a bad sensor or did I mess something up??

I have a oil leak dont know where it is coming from

(Please refer to (2004 Camry Noise Question) orginally posted June 14, 2014, 17.57. Again the noise (low volume "uh uh uh..." is constant when the car is in motion, starting about 30-40 mph. Today, I noticed that the noise becomes slightly more intense (louder or higher) when the steering wheel is slightly turned to the right (i.e. when rounding a (right) bend in the road or when traveling straight but the driver pulls the steering toward the right. The noise volume does not change (either increase or decrease) when the wheel is turned toward the left. Any ideas about the potential source of the noise? The AAA Auto Shop mechanic could not identify the source of the noise based upon a road (ride) test. Thank you.

Recently, my 2004 Camry (with standard transmission) started making a (low sounding) noise that sounds like "uh uh uh" (like an old man groining). The noise seems to be audible, starting at 40 mph (and higher). It does not make the noise when idling or when stopped (but revving the engine). The noise is coming from the front of the car. I took the car to AAA Auto Repair. The mechanic took the car for a test ride. He said he could hear the noise, but does not know what it causing it; he said it might be a wheel bearing. However, he advised waiting until the noise got worse (as it does not make sense to randomly replace parts - better wait until the cause can be identified). Thank you. 21061 (Glen Burnie, MD).

I have toyota camry 3.0 2004. At the time of Start the engine RPM is near to zero and slowly its getting upto 0.75.
Also its automatic transmission, when I press the accelerator it is like not getting the power or something. In low rpm its working fine but as I push the accelerator harder Its not getting the acceleration but it is shifting the gear. I think that its fuel pump problem because some days before I cleaned the whole car from inside may be it made something wrong to fuel pump. Please advise me what could be the possible reason.

Had battery checked. Cleaned terminals. Was okay. I pulled starter. Had checked. Was okay. All the the dash lights come on. Put back together. It started. Ran great all day. Then sat over night. Would not crank. Could it be the park switch? Malfunctioning?