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Question Asked: Owners Manual
July 22, 2010, 05:25 AM
Why doesn't anyone read their owners manual anymore? 85% of the questions asked here are covered in the owners manual. If you don't have your owners manual get one most can be found free online, junked cars, or just pay for one at the dealer they are worth it.
Question Asked: DTC 1133 Please help me understand
June 20, 2010, 08:59 AM
1999 Toyota Camry 2.2L 4Cyl. Auto Trans, 65k miles. I am getting a DTC Code 1133. Variable SwrlCntrl Sol. Valve Bank 2. Using a OBD II scan tool at Advanced Auto. But my Toyota service manual says it is A/F out of range. I have 4 questions: 1. What is a Variable SwrlCntrl Sol. Valve? 2. What does it do? 3. Where is it? 4. How can I have a Bank 2 on an inline 4 Cyl? The A/F out of range I understand. I would be grateful for any help understanding this, Thank You.
Question Asked: Checking O2 sensors
May 02, 2010, 06:03 AM
Is there any way to check the O2 sensors with a volt/ohm meter? The factory manual says to use an oscilloscope but I do not have access to one. I get a 0420 code (catalyst efficiency below threshold)But I would like to make sure it isn't just a lazy sensor. It is my understanding that this car has 2 Cats, 1 at the exhaust maniflod and 1 in the pipe ahead of the muffler. How would I know which one has gone bad or do you just replace both (expensive). By the way the emissions sticker says this car approved for CAL & OTC OBD II certified.
Question Answered: Power window and door lock inoperable. I changed the central switch at the drive
May 17, 2012, 02:11 AM
Check the wires where the go from the drivers side door frame to the door.There is a very good possibility that there are one or more broken wires. The wires have to do a lot of flexing there and it is a known problem area for many Camry's.
Question Answered: I have lost the keys.How do I fix this?Who do I contact about this?
May 17, 2012, 02:06 AM
Any GM dealer can cut you new keys using the VIN number. Just take your title or registration to the dealer to prove it's your car and the Vin number is on those documents. Also some locksmiths can cut key from the VIN.
Question Answered: service supercharger
March 06, 2011, 03:38 AM
OK so you missed the service interval, guess you didn't read the manual to well. Now is there a question you want to ask?
Question Answered: Why does my Bravada take off so slow
March 06, 2011, 03:33 AM
probably because it is an 18 year, 163k mile old, mini-van. You really should consider yourself lucky this "van "even runs. There is a reason you don't see many of them on the road any more.
Question Answered: Ran out of oil now knocking sound when rev up passed 2500 rpm.
March 06, 2011, 03:30 AM
To be blunt, you need to start looking for a replacement engine, or replacement car, depending on the condition of the rest of the car.
Question Answered: towing
January 07, 2011, 09:27 AM
Only if you tow it from the rear with the rear wheels on a dolly. And even then if the front wheels are not locked perfectly straight it will track crooked. If you can't tow it with the rear wheels off the ground you must remove the drive shaft. Disconnect it at the rear end and tie it to the frame so the front yolk will not come out of the transmission.
Question Answered: ANy ideas?
January 07, 2011, 09:18 AM
I live close enough to you I could swing by and take a look/listen.
Question Answered: radiators
January 07, 2011, 09:15 AM
Get it checked for a cylinder head gasket leak. It could be letting exhaust gasses into the coolant raising the pressure. Have you installed a new radiator cap with each radiator? If you have been using the same cap from the first blown radiator there is a chance that the cap might be causing the over pressure. But I would tend to think head gasket.
Question Answered: Are there 2 cats. converters on a 97 mazda millinea and if so where i have a 2.5 v.6
January 07, 2011, 04:23 AM
1 right after the flex pipe.
Question Answered: my car is not listed
January 07, 2011, 04:18 AM
Google is your friend, use him/her. Or call your local dealer they will know. Any ways what does this have to do with auto repair or maintenance? Do your own searching!
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