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1998 Toyota Camry Questions

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I was told it might be the blend door motor, not sure were it is located.

Had it put on the diagnostic machine (cost $80n at a Tires Plus shop), they said problem is one of 3 sensors of the EVP vent control system-shop didn't know which one-said to take to dealer to find out. After I left shop, the light didn't come on again-that was yesterday and is still off. A code they have on the paper is PO 446-I've seemed to be burning a lot more gas lately, even though driving less.-any connection?

i put a 2.0L japanese engine in my 1998 camry instead of the 2.2L. the engine acts like it wants to start but won't. sounds like a timing problem but all marks are correct. any suggestions?

took to dealership they want 750 dollars is this the right amount to charge me?

how to relace rear wheel bearing

starter will only engage after several clicks, and occasionaly will not engage

Tried starting car. It would click. After second or third try it started. After driving and stopping, it did it again and a couple of times thereafter. Then it didn't happen. Mechanic said it was the starter. How much would a starter cost for a 1998 Camry V6 engine? (if that is the problem)

Moved from sea level using regular grade gas (86 octane). Now at 7000'. Must use middle grade gas or car runs badly-lower level of octane due to altitude. When I ask mechanics what can I do to use the lower grade of gas, they say computer says everything OK. Is the octane sensor ruled by the computer or does it need to be adjusted by the mechanic.

mechanic said "flex/converter pipe leaking exhaust." Suggested replacing catalytic converter. Really? Worth it for a 13 yr old car? (only 60K miles, though).

How do I determine when the car (legitimately) needs a 4 wheel alignment? I don't trust the mechanic who told me I need it done.

My wife is concerned with the noise that emits from the steering column of her 1998 Toyota Camry. The noise is difficult to relay into words, but it is emitted only when making turns. The noise can be discribed as a squeek but it more closely resembles air escaping from a balloon when air is released while pinching the air hole.

I have a 1998 Camry LE (4 cyl). I am the original owner. It has ~140k miles on it. My only complaint is that the headlights have dimmed over time and I don't feel like they are throwing enough light. The "brights" work OK - but they are also not as bright as they once were. I've cleaned the outside of the lamps, but that hasn't made a significant difference.

How much would a 1998 Toyota Camry with 160,000 miles cost me in the year2011?

My timing belt "slipped" on my car and the repair shop wants $750 to replace the belt and all the components that are ran by the belt. Mechanic says that the head gasket may have been affected and possibly the spark plugs may have been bent when the belt "slipped"? Is this a concern? Car has 240,000 miles, should i put the money into it?

Air no longer comes out at the feet nor at the windshield for defrost. It does come from the driver and passenger side vents and the middle vents. I do still have heat and cold but something's amiss with the air flow to these 2 areas. Do I need to take apart the dash to get to whatever it is I need to fix, repair or replace?