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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: Why does the AC blow warm air at idle?
June 26, 2017, 10:32 PM
It IS low on refrigerant. Please prove me wrong by posting STATIC PRESSURES, of both high and low sides. That means with the gauges hooked up and open, with the ENGINE/A/C turned OFF for at least 5 minutes.post those pressures AND the AMBIENT temperature at that time.
Question Answered: Fuses blowing strange electrical problems with headlights and right turn signal
June 26, 2017, 10:27 PM
Make sure ALL grounds on engine harness are clean and tight ( best way to verify is to remove and clean, then reinstall), and verify the ground straps from engine/valve cover, and transmission to body are good.
Question Answered: After driving car smells hot as if it overheated, but never has.
June 14, 2017, 04:37 PM
Don't rely on the gauges 100%, open the hood and verify that the coolant is full, both in the overflow reservoir and the radiator--ONLY check the radiator after its completely cooled down.
Question Answered: I hear a knocking and creaking sound from the front end when turning
June 13, 2017, 09:46 PM
Lots of possibilities with 'noises', strongly suggest a test drive WITH the technician, to make sure they can duplicate and hear the same issue as you do!
Question Answered: Locked out of fourth gear
June 13, 2017, 09:44 PM
Automatic or manual?
Question Answered: 2000 honda accord to take a few seconds to kick into gear at a stop light. Why?
June 13, 2017, 09:44 PM
How many miles since the fluid level has been checked? Could be low fluid. Honda get s checked on LEVEL: ground , with the engine off. Preferably with it warmed up, but given your description, I would check first to make sure it at least has it up to the 'minimum' mark on the dipstick! Suggest using Genuine HONDA ATF! that way , you know it is NOT the wrong fluid causing the problem.
Question Answered: 2014 Honda Accord EX-L - AC Fan Stopped Running.
June 13, 2017, 09:40 PM
Post the VIN# so i can check for warranty status. Past 60,000 miles? Purchased before 2012? Certain A/C components may be covered 5/60 NOT the 3/36 you seem to be assuming. Then I can also post a brief simplified diagnostic tree, if you have tools & a multi-meter.
Question Answered: Car dies when driving, but will start up immediately.
June 13, 2017, 09:35 PM
First thought is a worn ignition switch (electrical portion-on column opposite the cylinder). Second thought, would be to ask a zillion questions about CONDITIONS when it has happened in the past.
Question Answered: error code P0847
June 13, 2017, 09:29 PM
As was already stated, it is very common. ALWAYS best to test and confirm, but these switches can fail intermittently, and when testing , be fine. Two tips-1) the 3rd pressure switch is the one on the front of the trans case near/under 2 speed sensors and the cooler lines. accessed from underneath the vehicle, I usually get a box wrench on it, crack it loose, then it spins out easy by hand. Put the new one in , using a new crush washer(GET BOTH FROM HONDA DEALER), ONLY SNUG IT, DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN! wOULD THEN also recommend a simple 'drain & fill, I would stress using Honda ATF, Get 3 quarts, it generally takes about 3.7 quarts. Check level on level ground AFTER it has been driven 10 miles , to fully warm up the fluid. Check after 30 seconds, with engine OFF.
Question Answered: My car is losing power or bogging down once it is heated up .
June 13, 2017, 09:09 PM
Remove the spark plugs and keep them in order of the cylinder s they came out of.See if any are 'cleaner', or noticeably different from the others. Reply with results of that inspection. Another thing, would be a cooling system pressure test. Half hour or more, given your description. Any check engine light? Any other symptoms? Maybe 'create' an exhaust 'leak' between the converter and engine manifold, IF the exhaust is restricted (converter), then this may be an easy way to help isolate that and verify, as needed. Reply with results.
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