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What I do for entertainment; go to youtube and type in "bad camry harry" --bad Camry is my 405,000 + mile 4cyl. Camry , that I abuse on a daily basis , in hopes that it will blow up and the wife 'lets' me get a new car been hitting the rev-limiter almost every time I'm in it since about 310,000 miles. Been in the family since 1 year old , 7,000 miles. Original engine and trans , Trans NEVER been out or apart except for inspection and ONE filter/screen change back in maybe 98. Engine has had the head gasket replaced for an updated one due to an oil leak. 5 timing belts and maybe 4 water pumps. ORIGINAL A/C compressor. Alternator just replaced at 396,000. ORIGINAL power steering pump and rack. I credit the Toyota engineers and Marvel Mystery Oil, for the engine holding up to my abuse!
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Question Asked: Car tachometer stays in red anytime I hold gas pedal to floor in first gear
May 27, 2017, 08:42 PM
Been trying to blow this damn thing up for over a year now, I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong!! PLEASE HELP
Question Answered: hi everyone, my interior light won't work
December 07, 2017, 01:53 PM
I agree with Pushrod, also < if you do find the suspected blown fusw, before replacing it, verify PROPER installation of the trunk light!-=-=-====-------- NOTE TO PUSHROD---- sad to report the undestroyable Camry met its demise in a rainstorm on November 4th, with only 440,268 miles....... never made it to 500K. wiped out -did more than $250.00 worth of suspension damage, so I called it quits. But I ended up getting a really good deal on a nice '05 Pilot, and sad to say, I like it!
Question Answered: why dash lights on air conditioner will not go off when air conditioner is not on
December 07, 2017, 01:46 PM
is the air 'blowing' ONLY while the vehicle is moving? IF YES, it sounds like you may have it switched to 'fresh air' mode. as opposed to 'recirculate'. The owners manual specific to your vehicle would explain that best. IF that is the case. then yes. it is normal.
Question Answered: Starter won’t engage even with a boost , could it be the alternator?
October 05, 2017, 05:49 PM
Quite possibly the starter OR, a connection(faulty) in the circuit. Unless the starter is cheap and easy to replace, a proper diagnosis would be wise. Do you have a voltmeter, and understand it’s use? You may be able to check a few things yourself.
Question Answered: 1996 Toyota Camry 2.2L 4 cylinder automatic transmission gets jerky when trying to shift into 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear. Changed the transmission fluid but didn't really help. Don't really know what to do please help!
September 04, 2017, 07:36 PM
what type of fluid did you use? HOW did you check the fluid level, to be sure its the correct amount? got 445,000 on my '95 and the ONLY issue i've ever had was old fluid causing a judder in the 'lock-up' converter. Change it every 30K and it gives me no problem(yet).
Question Answered: 2007 PT Cruiser wont start backing out of driveway it died and wont start
September 04, 2017, 07:31 PM
check for broken/stripped timing belt. How long was check engine light on for, prior to it stalling? How many miles on engine and do you know for a fact that the timing belt had ever been changed?
Question Answered: Why is my car needing constant oil and spark plug replacement?
August 21, 2017, 08:13 AM
Please post your VIN# and first 4 letters of your last name (or listed current owner, don't put full info out), I will check and see if it falls under any recalls or warranty extensions. Has the vehicle been wrecked or in any way considered a 'salvage' title?
Question Answered: Using a lot of oil with no leaks. What is the possible problem?
July 04, 2017, 03:56 PM
Who and HOW has it been verified, that there are no leaks? After that, the next choice is consumption, of which there can be several causes. How many miles driven since the June 24 oil change? Has it been scanned for the DTCs, since you said the 'check engine' light came on?
Question Answered: What could cause my vibe to have trouble starting
July 04, 2017, 03:45 PM
cleare description of conditions and symptom may help. Does it have spark, and crank (spin/turn over), when it 'won't start'? Need to determine what is missing at the time(s) it acts up-- air-fuel-spark, Does it have ANY aftermarket accessories?
Question Answered: PO306 Code, why isn't this a recall yet?
July 01, 2017, 09:29 PM
First, WHY would a misfire on a 12 year old vehicle be a 'recall'? Recalls are generally safety related. Certain issues may be considered 'common', and have what are called 'TSBs' -(Technical Service Bulletins) issued, to address the problem. You obviously have been using the web to help gain some insight into the situation, maybe, if you're able, you can find an appropriate YouTube video, on how to locate vacuum leaks, and that may help narrow down the cause of your misfire, without an extra trip ($$) to a shop. A vacuum gauge and a visit to a website called "gregs engine and machine", may also help you out. It has some good relatively easy to understand technical articles, that may relate to your issue. Good luck!
Question Answered: Car won't recognize key anymore. Won't start.
July 01, 2017, 09:21 PM
Please clarify -does the immobilizer (green key) light NOT come on at all? Or does it come on , then go off and stay off, after key is put in and turned? How many keys do you have? Do they all respond the same way?
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