1997 Toyota Camry Questions

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light is on all the time change catalytic converter. tuneup now they say it is my egr I fix one thing then there another

I have a 97 camry v6. My temperature control center lights and the letter D lights don't work, but the rest does. I've checked the fuse box, but seems to be ok. Does anyone has idea why that is? Please Help!

There is a wet musty smell coming from the vents when turned on. I have sprayed the outside vents, changed air filter, put the "vent cleaning spray in there, even tried lysol. Is there a trap door or something that i can open or something, or maybe dump som drain-o in there? help ps, I have 311,500 miles

I have replaced both bulbs and still can't get it to work. All other lights work, and no fuses out.

I have a 97 Camry, 4-cylinder LE model. The car runs well, no hesitation; if I just get in and start the car it starts fast. Like most cars, you can turn the ignition key to the acc position or the start position without starting the car. If I leave turn the car keys to the start position, and leave it in that position for a few minutes, then the car is hard to start when I fully turn the key to start the car; the ignition will cut out if I don’t give it gas for 10 seconds. The engine light is not on, and there is no engine light code because of a bad bulb; I’ve had the engine code read at Autozone. I've replaced the ignition wires and tested the ignition coil with an ohmmeter; all is well. If I turn the key to acc, one click before start setting, just to power things while the car is not started, then there is no problem starting the car when I want to. Please let me know if anybody out there has had this problem, and what you did to fix it.

Just purchased a used 1997 Toyota Camry, 161K miles. Ran fine for a month but then statred misfiring. After tuneup (plugs, wires and new valve cover gasket) the engine is still misfiring on two cylinders (code verified). New mechanic says it is a blown head gasket and wants 750 for gasket repair and replacement of timing belt and water pump. Does this sound reasonable? Any suggestions?

This is the second time in a year that the parking lights have stayed on when the lights are shut off and the key is removed. The first time, I replaced the headlight relay. This time I removed all the relays and the fuses that I could get out and the lights still stayed on. My only solution is to remove the battery cable each time I use the car. This problem also included the dash lights.

i am having a vibration in the front end on my car. does it all the time.the steering wheel vibrates. new struts on the rear and new tires need a idea on what to check on the front to start small and work to the worst.

Truck latch won't stay shut & secured- started all of a sudden and doesn't want to cooperate.

Tried charging my gps and the cigarette lighter dosent have poser and the dash clock doesnt work.what can I do?

I was driving the other day and my car just shut off on me.I got it towed to my house and see if the fuel was shooting right which it was.I changed the timing belt still wasnt starting.The battery is fine and the spark plugs are working fine.What could be the problem???

To repair brakes, replaces master cylinder, rotors(2 each front), calibers(2 each front), pads (2 each front), and bleed system?

First key will not work on driver door (key works on passenger side) then the driver door handle broke on the inside, I had to open window and open door from outside. Now the driver door is locked and I cant unlock door. This car has power door locks. How can I get the door to open?

while driving the car stopped.

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?