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East Setauket, NY
If only one fan is working, check the connection/switch to the other fan. Even though both fans are supposed to come on at the same time, I think the fans are controlled independently of each other. When was the last time the water pump was replaced?
I have a 1999 Camry LE 5S-FE and it threw a P0171 code. I tested for vacuum leaks (visually and using a can of carb cleaner), did not find anything. What can I do next? I am trying to get a hold of a scan tool so I can gather freeze frame data and will report back. Which components can I test in the mean time? Thanks in advance for your help. I did have a P0446 code 2-3 weeks ago, replaced the charcoal canister with one from the dealer and reset the code. The code was gone after that. Now, I have this P0171 code - can they be related? The P0171 code is the only one that exists right now. Thanks.
Give us a better description. Do you hear anything at all? Any clicking sounds?
Check the resistor (it is located behind the glove box near the blower motor).
Check the resistor. It is located near the blower motor. You'll need to take apart the glove box assembly.
It is located behind the timing belt. In order to replace it (maybe your problem is just a leaking seal - there's 2 of them for the oil pan), you'll need to remove the timing belt, and perhaps even the tensioner and/or idler to get better access. If you're leaking oil from that area, it can also be the camshaft and/or crankshaft seals. How many miles on the car and when was the timing belt last replaced? Is it a V6 or I4?
Do you notice the blue smoke only at start-up or when driving too? I don't know of any recalls but this sounds like leaky valve stem seals.
Typical problem with gen4 and gen4.5 camrys. The problem is associated with your idle air control (IAC) valve. You can try cleaning it. Get a can of carburetor cleaner or throttle plate cleaner from any parts store (make sure the cleaner you get is safe for O2 sensors and catalytic converters). Remove air intake hose and using a rag and old toothbrush, spray the cleaner and scrub away the carbon built up in the intake valve. You'll see a square opening in the bottom of the intake (this is the passageway to the IAC valve). Spray the cleaner directly into this port. You don't need to empty the whole can but be generous. Then put everything back together and start (it may take a few starts before it gets going - give it a little gas to help). Good luck.
Check your spark plug wires. If they're the original ones, they might need replacement. Check the ignition control module.
What do you mean 'get to it'? If you're asking about its location, it is located inside a panel underneath the driver's side dash. This panel is to the left of the foot rest. After getting inside the panel, the flasher relay is the small black box that you have to pull straight out (it might require some force). Good luck.