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All options running from my 1997 toyota camry electrical fuse box under the dash have stopped working. Any help? I have checked every fuse and all are okay. Was having trouble with alternator connection burning the connecting wire. Alternator checks out and good and have a new battery. i have seen two other posts describing the exact problem that I am having but could not follow the solutions given. I have ... Read More
I just traded in a 1997 Maxima with 207k miles on it for a 2012 Camry LE 2.5 instead of the hybrid. It was a matter of price and availability. I bought the Maxima brand new 15 years ago and was pleased with it despite having to replace some expensive parts to keep it going. It was worth it. It never stranded me and always gave me plenty of warning when ... Read More
Hi my toyota camry 1998 LE (no day light, V4) has no headlights, taillights and dash lights. No Power locks too. I checked the headlight relay and it is good (just put on another camry-same year 1998 camry LE). The 40 A fuse is also working. No power on 15A fuses (headlights fuses). I tried to be smart and shorted terminal 1 & 2 on the headlight relay socket (when i ... Read More
A year ealrlier My head lights and doors stopped working for my 1997 Toyota Camry LE. I could track down the problem with the integration relay.I bought it from the junkyard and replaced it. It worked fine for a few weeks.Everything was working. But then one day it rained and I was back with the same problem. Everytime I turn the ignition there is a whirring noise inside the integration relay. ... Read More
there is a fuse box on the left side of the stering wheel. Mine looks like an ashtray. Pull that out and you will find fuses there also. That is where I had to replace fuses when my tails lights wouldn't work.
Hi pixshooter, thanks for the detailed review. As you mentioned between the Honda accord and the camry there is not comparison. It's like day and night. For the comfort smooth and confortable ride the Camry offers and for the price in the US market I'll say Hello my friends. I've Drove long time german cars in German (Because the europeen models are way different that what they send here in the ... Read More
take the top plastic timing belt cover off then you wont have to assume . you'll probably also see the coolant leak
Wow! Your problems are very specific and they are on point of what is going on with my 2011 SE. I only had the car for a 2 months and all of the above are my issues too. I took my car to the dealer two times and they say nothing is wrong with it. This is UNBELIEVABLE. Was anything ever resolved with your car? I contacted the Toyota Customer Service ... Read More
check the fuse
hey guys !!! how do you fix 1997 toyota camry's dash clock that is near the steering wheel ??? every thing is working good but just the clock doesn't work ..... what should i do ??? reply soon plZZZzzz
My trusty 1997 Toyota Camry needed a new battery. I took it to Wal-mart & had them install a new battery, the radio worked fine before it now it won't work. It lights up when the headlights are on but the display just reads SEC for the security code. I can't turn it on or anything. Another issue, silly me set a Security Code & I can't remember it. Any idea ... Read More
My clock, lighter and the lights around the heat/AC controls are out. The power port, radio, AC button, defrost button work. Thought it might be the fuses, but all tested fine. Any suggestions? And please keep it somewhat simple, thanks.
Congratulations for being 'lucky' enough to be owning a 2007 Camry without unintended acceleration so far. Statistics speaks fairer than the testimony of just a few individuals regardless of their motives. Year [Speed Control] [Pedal] [Cruise Control] [Cable or Linkage] = Speed Control Related Complaints 1990 7+8+0+1=16 1991 5+1+0+0=6 1992 7+4+2+2=15 1993 12+4+0+1=17 1994 11+2+2+2=17 1995 8+1+4+1=14 1996 18+2+11+1=32 1997 13+2+1+2=18 1998 32+12+4+7=55 1999 31+8+1+2=42 2000 39+11+2+3=55 2001 16+4+0+1=21 2002 135+20+4+5=164 ... Read More
In an attempt to see a broader picture of Toyota's unintended acceleration problem, I have collected the following data of complaints related to Vehicle Speed Control against Toyota Camry from 1990 to 2009 on the NHTS website and found two startling peaks of complaint related to Vehicle Speed Control . Anybody who wants to confirm the data can use the link below: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/index.cfm Year [Speed Control] [Pedal] [Cruise Control] [Cable or ... Read More
Hi Willard: Interesting theory you have there. (Wondering where it was published initially. Was it by Toyota, or a third party engineering journal?) I'm sorry, but I don't understand exactly the meaning of your sentence, "prevent premature failures of the U140E transaxle when a downshift could not be accomplished in the time allotted, driver expectation of downshift "time". " The part that confuses me, I guess, is the reference to the ... Read More
Led, I couldn't agree with you more: Toyota is the new GM. I, too, had a 1997 that I thought was the car of all cars. 4cyl, STANDARD transmission that I just LOVED. (I must have, I waited three months for the car to be built cause almost no one stocks a standard in this car). I now, unfortunately, am stuck with my 2007, which I loathe. Not just because it's ... Read More
" think we keep telling you it's not going to stay at 30+ mpg unless you stay on the highway, all the time. That's been my experience in 13 years of Camry ownership, all 4-cylinder automatics (3 cars, 2 owned currently). The EPA estimates say the same thing: 22 city, 32 highway." I know what you are saying, BUT the EPA estimates said 20 city and 29 highway for my 1997 ... Read More
"I would agree that Camry's before 2000 got better mileage. We have a 2000 4 cyl and do not get the mileage that others have reported." I would like to know WHY the older pre 2000 (1997-1999) Camry 4 cylinder vehicles all got much better MPG fuel economy when compared to the more refined and better engineered 2010 Camry 4 cylinder engines? The newer 2010 Toyota 4 cylinder 2.5L engine must ... Read More
Hey jw2000, How do you know that you got 40 MPG? Did you do ALL 100% highway driving in your brand new Camry SE? Also, how many miles did you drive before filing up the tank in your car? The only Camry that can realistically get 40MPG is the HYBRID. I don't see how your SE got 40 MPG unless you own the Hybrid model. I just filled up my 2010 ... Read More
I am ashamed to say that I bought this car. I had a 1997 and a 1998 camry 4cyl. and both were so far superior to the 2005. Before I go into this I want to mention that in about 4 instances I have accelerated onto a highway and the transmission refuses to shift up to 3rd (or 4th) gear. The car got up to 50mph and then it whines and ... Read More
I just checked the website out. It seems that most of the 2010 Camry owners that posted on the website that you gave me are getting an "overall average" fuel economy of ONLY 26 to 27 MPG. The MPG fuel economy figures are VERY DISTURBING. The MPG fuel economy figures are NOT that good considering that the 2010 Camry LE has the "newer" 2.5L engine and also the all new 6 ... Read More
I made this same exact post in the Prius versus Camry Forum, but since we are both debating about the same issue regarding Toyota build quality, I thought that I would also include the same post that I made in the Prius versus Camry Forum in here too. Maybe you or someone else in here can enlighten me about this topic. I can tell you one thing. My family currently owns ... Read More
I can tell you one thing. My family currently owns a 98 Camry and I used to own a 97 Camry CE. I sold my 97 Camry back in 2000, but mine ALSO had fit and finish and quality issues. My family still owns the 98 Camry and it too has fit and finish issues and rattles and it only has 54,000 original miles on it. Both of these vehicles were ... Read More
I just wanted to re-iterate on something here regarding the 2010 Camry. I ended up just recently "leasing" a brand new 2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L automatic for 3 years and for 18,000 miles per year. The ONLY reason why I decided to do this is because I used to own a 1997 Toyota Camry 2.5L CE 5 speed manual and that particular car never gave me any mechanical problems. The ... Read More
We bought a 2010 SE 4 cylinder Camry a few months ago. My mother had a 1997 Camry LE 4 cylinder that had 185,000 miles before she sold it. My mother's oil was changed every 5,000 miles with conventional oil. My mother's car would get 30+ mpg and had no engine issues. What kind of engineer would require synthetic oil in a 2010 Camry every 5000 miles when conventional oil was ... Read More
thanks for the input kiawah. a happy ending for this story, yet one with a few twists and turns - unnecessary twists as it turns out. i did replace the relay integration module (after fetching one from a junkyard and learning the slow way precisely how there are not only 2 little plastic latches that hold it on, but also a hefty socket of connections on the back that doesn't like ... Read More
I got a 1997 Camry and the lights just cut out on me. When I say light the brake (when stepping on them) and the headlights are working. The front corner lights are not coming on and the tail lights are not coming on when I step on the brakes. However, the harzards are working. Must be a fuse, but can't figure out which one (first the under my left foot ... Read More
I own a 1997 Toyota Camry, 4 cylinder, automatic, mileage: 100K. It has ABS brakes, power steering, A/C, cruise control. When I bought this car (used) 2 years ago, the mechanic who inspected the car suggested that I change out the suspension system. I did as he advised, and got the suspension changed (both front and back). But the new suspension system that he installed is very stiff. It feels like ... Read More
The timing belt is made of rubber; if it breaks, there is no noise -- the engine immediately dies. My guess is that the opposite occurred -- the water pump bearing seized, which caused both the leak and the timing belt to break. The latter means the car won't start.
I have a 97 camry and was driving friday and heard a noise coming from the engine it sounded like something clanging around inside, after driving a little way it sounded like whatever it was broke. I am assuming it is the timing belt that broke. I pulled over and opened the hood and looked underneath the car and noticed it was leaking fluid. My AAA driver told me it was ... Read More
I too have a check engine light question. I just purchased a used 1997 Toyota Camry from a private party. The condition of purchase was that the seller would get a current California smog certificate and replace the plug wires before I would buy it. So the next day, the seller had a completed smog certificate from that day and new plug wires under the hood. I completed the purchase. About ... Read More
The $1200 list price differential between the LE and the SE is the biggest bargain in Toyota history - steel 17" alloy wheels, tighter suspension, and much nicer interior. I hope your are at least considering the $2300 V6 100 extra horsepower upgrade since you get a Lexus drivetrain and better real world highway gas mileage than the I4 offers. I paid Molle $22,066 for my '09 LEV6 from Molle in ... Read More
Get the V6. PERIOD. Its Lexus drive train is smooth as silk and wins out in highway gas mileage. I am phobic about my cars and have an 09 LE V6. Prior experience with Toyota V6 engines is as follows: 1997 Camry V6 (first year they put the Lexus engine in the Camry), 1999 Solara SLE V6, 2001 Avalon V6, wifeís 2002 Lexus ES300 V6. All got/get great gas mileage on ... Read More
I took my 1997 Camry in for a discount oil change for $19.95. The dealership does a complete inspection--wonder why? While there, they said I needed a coolant change as mine was only good to 0 degrees farenheit. The price was $149. They also said I had a leak in my power steering pump and high pressure hose. Refused all work. Came home and checked my oil level--it was nearly 1 ... Read More
Toyota OEM tires tend to get low mileage because they want both good traction and low road noise when people test drive them. See my profile: 2009 Camry V-6 LE with under 5000 miles and the tires are the same as yours with a 260 Tread Wear rating. My tires are already starting to show (even) wear but the great gas mileage may pay for it.. My first oil change became ... Read More
Wow tore right into it, starter removed, and then installed again. Seems you could do the next step and remove plugs like the last post suggest.The symptoms like starter does not spin sounds like your on the right track Again a broken belt will let it turn over easily unless its so twisted around something at the crankshaft.You should be able to turn it backwards too, easily without cheater bar if ... Read More
I was thinking it might be getting hung up when he tries to start it and it jams in the flywheel. Just groping for ideas here.
Take the plugs out, when you are trying to turn the engine over with a cheater bar...that will make it easier to turn. Might also want to just take the accessory belt off as well, that would eliminate any frozen accessory from impacting your ability to turn the engine. You also don't need to take the starter out, it wouldn't be engaged with the flywheel.
If the belt brakes the valves are no longer connected to the pistons through the camshaft, so the bottom crankshaft should spin freely even if the valves were jammed tight or the camshaft was seized. You may need to get a socket and cheater bar on the front crankshaft pulley to see if this engine is actually seized. Aside from oil starvation, hydro-lock or a jammed timing chain tensioner (which you ... Read More
hey there, thank you for your reply, yes it has oil in it and she just said she was driving it and the engine suddenly quit so she coasted to the next stop, i will be looking at this car tomorrow and i will definately try to turn it with out the starter, something to mention is that when i pulled the starter out i had my sister turn the key ... Read More
to the contrary. A broken timing belt should make the engine turn over easier than normal, so I do not see this as your problem if indeed the engine is seized. Did you check the oil level? Did this happen in a rainstorm or when driving through a deep puddle? Have you tried turning the engine over with the starter motor out?
hello there, my sister has a toyota camry(1997) and saturday she was going somewhere and the car just died while on the road so she pulled over and i came to check it out, well i pulled the starter out and checked it,i know it has nothing to do with the car dying,its just something i like to check, well it worked fine but when i put it back in it ... Read More
"""Reports of 40 mpg, or even 30 mpg with any recent AT camry don't jive with what I've experienced in my own car " But they do jive with just about everybody else."" The highest verifiable mileage on this website (i.e., not confounded by refill error) is 32 mpg by dudleyr himself - but it is not 35 or 40 mpg. Congradulations. Dudlyer demonstrated this twice, once he did this by ... Read More
Buy the V6. The engine and transmssion are flawless. I assume you know the V6 is the Lexus engine. I get Consumer Reports magazine, too - but any problems have been fixed; Note also that consumer reports test of the 2007 only got 1 less mpg than the 4 cylinder - and that was using regular gas in both. You are getting over 100 more horsepower with the V6. On the ... Read More
Well, I'm back from driving! Here are my two cents... I just picked up a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 with Navi a week ago, and I am loving it. Before my purchase, the comparison was between the highest trim levels of the Accord, Altima 3.5 SE, Camry SE V6, and Subaru Legacy GT Limited. Therefore, keep in mind that my comments are focused toward someone looking for a powerful and ... Read More
Everything that has high fuel economy ratings is in demand right now. The 09 Corolla is beginning to take off. The Camry hybrid we are also out of as I thought we had one on the lot but I couldn't find it yesterday to show to a customer. The battery and synergy drive have an 8year 100k mile warranty. That doesn't mean they will only last 8 years. Remember this technology ... Read More
I like my Mazda6, but it is not really a "sports sedan" is it? (well, mine clearly is not...but even if it were a V6 manual, would it be?) I don't think there is anything particularly un-sporty about even the base Mazda6, and I think sportiness isn't always about power (the E36 3-series is considered sporty and power-wise it was about the same as my Contour). The problem with Mazda's 4 ... Read More
After testing a new 2008 Honda Accord V-6 with its "run on 3 cylinders at cruising speeds" technology and wind and road noise so bad that I had to turn the radio up to drown it out, I purchased a 2009 Camry 3.5 Liter 268 HP V-6 with its smooth as silk Lexus drive train. I drive 80% highway (55 to 75 mph) and 20% city and I was hoping it ... Read More
You get an initial free warranty and optionally buy an extended warranty to cover manufacturing defects. You appear to want an additional warranty against defects for free. Doesn't work that way. You got probably $3000 or more in goodwill by not having to pay for the engine. Legally Toyota was not required to do that. In 1997, my Chrysler minivan A604 transmission failed at 96,000 miles which was 20k miles beyond ... Read More
1997 Camry four cylinder automatic Dealer maintained with transmission flushes at 50,000 and 100,000 miles and oil changes every 3,000 miles. New (rebuilt) transmission required at 122K miles. 123K miles there is a hole in block from a failed rod/bearing. Bulletproof? The notion of infallible reliability of Toyota or Honda is quite an expensive myth. With just over $2K "invested" in the transmission the cost of a used or rebuilt engine ... Read More
I wasn't posting because i was going to buy a Camry, i was just curious who would still recommend a Toyota. My step-dad owns a 1997 Camry LE 4 cyl(187,000 trouble free miles), my mom bought her 07 camry LE 4cyl in January of 2007 and already has 38,000 miles on it(trouble free with no hesitation) we also own a 2004 Toyota Sienna Limited AWD(72,000 trouble free miles), and my uncle ... Read More
Take them back, get your originals put on and go to Tirerack. Better yet call them up. They are PROS when it comes to tires and wheels for your car. In fact go to their website and look for tire and wheel packages, enter your year and model car and presto they show what the car will look like with the wheels you choose before you make a purchase. I've yet ... Read More
Actually I've been selling Toyota Camry sedans since model year 1997. And I've been driving Toyota products since 1981. First was an 81 Celica, then came an 85 Toyota VAN LE, then the first Camry; a 1992, then a pre-owned 93 which I drive daily. Then a 1997 which my wife drives daily since the 92 was totaled and she walked away with airbag burns to her face and a very ... Read More
They are a loyal base for good reasons. I wasnít a Honda guy but the Accord experience changed it all. Now, it is a tall order for any other brand to get my $$$. Is it a perfect car? I can see things Honda could (and should) have done differently or better. But as a package, it is a great car. I havenít seen the new Accord in person, yet, however. ... Read More
Hi All, I have a Toyota Camry V6-XLE, year 1997 and about 175000Km on that. A couple days ago I noticed that when I go from Neutral to Direct, there is a sudden movement on the motor. So far it never happened when I start the motor and it is cold; but it happens when the motor and transmission are warm. It happens occasionally. Sometimes everything is good but sometimes it ... Read More
Times change, as do fortunes. The Taurus was the best-selling car in the U.S. for nearly a decade but Ford squandered away its legacy and the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord climbed to the top of the mid-size heap where they comfortably remain. My wife and I decided on a Ford Fusion last December because of its style and handling; its creature features; its high ratings in Consumer Reports, J.D. Power ... Read More
Hi, I'm aware of the other vehicle sludge problems (except Hyundai), but I stand by what I said before: Toyota and Lexus were confined to 1997-2002 models and only on the 2.2-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0 V6 engines. With the other makes, it's only one engine (or engine family) involved (the 2.7-liter V6 in Chrysler/Dodge's case). I was involved in the heated Toyota sludge discussions back in 2000-02 on Edmunds, and it ... Read More
TO ALL, I can't wait to get the new body styled Camry I think it looks sharp! BUT UNTIL MY 1997 Camry clonks out completely and I mean completely I won't purchase. I LOVE MY CAMRY. It's 4cy,I keep the inside as well as the outside clean. I've got a whopping 244,542 miles. NO MISPRINT. I've even considered trying to get a job within the Toyota organization. No major repairs at ... Read More
As a car that I would buy, it's last on my list, but I wouldn't hestitate to recommend it (and I have) to people looking for a family sedan. KDShapiro, What's first on your list? What do you drive now? I disagree with your comments regarding Ford but understand that you are entitled to your opinions even though they come mighty close to bashing a manufacturer, in my humble opinion, and ... Read More
I chose a Taurus once and that turned into a costly mistake. Now I choose to buy Hondas. An interesting quote. We must be outside of the norm because neither my wife or I have ever owned a Honda or a Toyota. We have, however, owned two Mazdas, a new 1977 GLC (puddle jumper) bought new and a 2000 Miata convertible bought new. Both were fine cars but we bought a ... Read More
I currently own a 2001 Maxima AND a 1999 Camry 4 cyl. (originally purchased for mom-in-law). Bought the Max 1 year old, Cam was 5 years old. Max has 75K miles and NO ISSUES at all - still like new. Cam has 62K miles, front end rattles (see strut TSB) and developed blue smoke on start-up (bad valve stem seals). Got a notice in the mail regarding a class action lawsuit ... Read More
I purchased my used Toyota Camry (1997 XLE) 5 years ago from a local dealer, was promised the moon and received pathetic death from them. Just recently, dealing with multiple issues with very poor service and incompetency in ordering and installing a door handle I felt compelled to purchase online. I'm sorry but this comment simply tells me you are now blindly going into your dealership. I guess if you don't ... Read More
Wow, I didn't expect to get this response! I purchased my used Toyota Camry (1997 XLE) 5 years ago from a local dealer, was promised the moon and received pathetic death from them. Just recently, dealing with multiple issues with very poor service and incompetency in ordering and installing a door handle I felt compelled to purchase online. I am a female, work in health care (surgery) and work long hours. ... Read More
Why else does the accord get marked down for so much road noise. Its an old noisy engine that gets the job done. Its plusses are its exhaust note and pull. Its a sports luxury car of sorts. Think fwd bmw 3(w/ run flats and sport package). Its not as prestigious as the bmw in fact not even close. IMO the only thing they share is the commoness of it now ... Read More
I have a 1997 Camry I'm sure has the problem since I have asked Toyota service for help with smoking from tailpipe as of two years ago, recently getting very smokey. They just kept telling me some smoke from tailpipe is normal and doesn't mean anything. This summer it became embarassing and I called a local non-Toytota shop that said if it is driving okay, there was no way to diagnose ... Read More
I don't know first hand. But it's very suspicious when the "Car of the Year" soon becomes the "Dud of the Year." Look at these past "winners," as many are laughable in hindsight: 2006 Honda Civic 2005 Chrysler 300 2004 Toyota Prius 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe / Sedan 2002 Ford Thunderbird 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 Lincoln LS 1999 Chrysler 300M 1998 Chevrolet Corvette 1997 Chevrolet Malibu 1996 Dodge Caravan 1995 ... Read More
Our 1999 Camry V6 has an annoying rattle from the plastic shroud cover over the front struts, at least that's what the local Toyota dealership tells me. They want $400 per to fix it. Funny thing is, I test drove a 1997 Avalon off of their lot that had the same rattle. Anyone with experience with this and where I might find a lower fee to fix? Thanks.
Like 99% of Camry owners, my transmission is working great. I didn't buy a V6 that was one of the first 1,000 or so made. Actually, mine has the CVT. Its smooth and effortless. On your larger point though---at a certain point, my frustration became the sheer number of problems with my cars, but a decent chunk of this was how the company DEALT with those problems. I can tolerate a ... Read More
Sure, I'd act the same...I DID act the same. You're talking to a guy who has never owned anything but GM. I bought a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu new, traded it for a new 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, trading that for a new 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, bought my wife a certified 2000 Alero Coupe, which we traded for a new 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx. In each instance, I was warned by various people ... Read More
Good God. You don't get it. You've ALREADY been proven wrong. Hybrid batteries have already lasted well over 5 years and are in 6 digit mileage and have not failed. We live in the real world. In the real world, the Prius was introduced in 1997. Let me repeat, for the millionith time this thread: Toyota has NEVER replaced a hybrid battery. What more is there to say? Obviously, if cost ... Read More
The car is a 1997 toyota camry V6, automatic. Bought it in 2001 with 110k on it and now it's about 148k. It always drive fine never a problem with that. Last year it got a check engine light and after 1 hour fiddling I got lucky and found a bad vacuum switching valve. After replacing it, it's being ok for half year. Since Jan. this year, the check engine light ... Read More
I believe Toyota extended their policy to even second or third, etc., owners, but the trick is, you have to prove that the car has received "reasonable" maintenance. Kind of tough to do unless the car was maintained by Toyota or the previous owners kept and passed on all maintenance records. I did not realize the problem extended back to 1994. The sludge policy/warranty started with the 1997 MY. It did ... Read More
Out of curiosity (since I had one of the "sludger" engines -- the 2.2-liter in my former 1997 Camry), I was wondering if you have a source or link for your statement that "Toyota enlarged the oil return galleries in the heads and block to facilitate return flow of heated oil back to the cooler sump." It makes sense, but I've never seen it documented. I never had sludge -- the ... Read More
My name is Alex and I drive a 1998 Toyota Camry LE with the 2.2L cast-iron 4-cylinder engine. It now has 119,000 miles and I am very happy! I traded this car with my mom in July. I formerly had a 2000 Toyota Corolla CE that was a fantastic car. To date, this is all I have done to the car: Note, no abnormal issues have happened, these are all ... Read More
I got my new Camry XLE V6 on 6/28 and it was made in Kentucky in 6/2006. I now have about 350 miles on it. The only problem I have seen is the dangerous high rev RPM almost to the red zone, with no response in speed gain. My wife and I were on the freeway, stuck behind slow traffic traveling at about 42 MPH, when an opportunity came up to ... Read More
I'm not sure how to help, but I found this on google... http://experts.about.com/q/Toyota-800/1997-Toyota-Camry-malfunctioning.htm Seems to have almost the exact problem. Doesn't seem to have a fix, but a short-term solution to disable the device... good luck.
I just got a 1997 Toyota Camry that I've replaced the engine in. We are having major problems with the security system. It like other posters is preventing the car from starting. We can get power to the engine, it just won't fire! I didn't recieve the Keyless entry with the car and I'm not sure if that's what I need to fix this problem?? Is there another way to bypass ... Read More
Actually I can't always place a value on "incremental" hp. The 4c wasn't enough, the hybrid was adeguate or better and the V6 is awesome. You are trying to get this down to a $4/hp difference and it's not that easy. Agreed. Different people would place different premiums on extra power. I was simply extrapolating from $2000, since that is what Toyota thinks the premium should be for its V6 over ... Read More
Just my opinion to all this Domestic/Import cars. I'm a firm believer in buying American cars but I just can't take the abuse anymore. Following is a list of cars I've own: 1)1991 Cavalier(New) - Died around 90,000 miles 2)1995 Eagle Vision(New) - Bad cyclinder around 15,000 miles 3)1991 Grand Prix SE(Used) - Around 85,000 Spark Plug shot out of cyclinder, plus numerous of other problems 4)1997 Ford Explorer(New) - 9,000 ... Read More
Please don't take things the wrong way. I love the Camry. I've owned a brand new Camry back in 1997 and sold it 2 years later because it was anemic. My Camry was a nice car, but I wanted something with more power and something that looked nicer. And yes, I sold it and purchased a Mustang. I now own 2 Mustangs and I love the Mustangs more than I did ... Read More
I recently changed out the 2.2L engine on a 1997 toyota camry with a 2.0L off a 1999 Rav4. Also switching the exhaust manifold, intake manifold, and oil pan. I got it to start, but the head is not receiving oil from the oil pan. After running it, the oil is still as clean as when I poured it. Is my problem an oil pump? If it is, where is it ... Read More
I think we're painting with an overly broad brush here. I had a 1997 Camry, which happened to be built in Japan. It was a great car, very reliable, and I sold it on eBay 2 years ago at 111K miles. The "decontenting" issue is much ballyhooed, but the '97 earned a Good in the IIHS frontal offset crash test, an improvement over the Acceptable of the prior generation. The '97 ... Read More
Are you sure that the new 2007 Camry 5 speed manual is built in Japan? I purchased a brand new 1997 Camry CE with a 5 speed manual back in 1997 and it was built in Georgetown, Kentucky. How can I find out whether or not the 2007 Camry 5 speed manual is really built in Japan? Is there anyone at Toyota of America who can give me information about this? ... Read More
I am buying a 97 Camry and the guy said the model is CLX. The VIN is legit, it has a sunroof, leather, premium sound, and is a 5 speed manual. Anyone ever heard of this model? Thanks in advance.
I am buying a 97 Camry and the guy said the model is CLX. The VIN is legit, it has a sunroof, leather, premium sound, and is a 5 speed manual. Anyone ever heard of this model? Thanks in advance.
Actually, it is the late model Honda's that are on the most stolen list. Honda's are most likely stolen because their parts are needed in the tuner market. 1. 1995 Honda Civic 2. 1989 Toyota Camry 3. 1991 Honda Accord 4. 1994 Dodge Caravan 5. 1994 Chevrolet C/K pickup 6. 1997 Ford F-150 7. 2003 Dodge Ram 8. 1990 Acura Integra 9. 1988 Toyota pickup 10. 1991 Nissan Sentra I doubt ... Read More
In order to evaluate a vehicle today, it's important to look at the history. The manufactures whole line up, and the previous models will give you a preview of what to expect on the latest models. Example: in the Annual Auto Issue, Consumer Reports magazine for 2005, page 87, the Sonata was rated worse-than-average in 2000, average in 2001 and 2002, better-than-average in 2003, and 2004. Then check out the Electra, ... Read More
"Toyota has had that nose for a while in Europe. Mazda just got the design in the US first. Mazda actually copied Toyotas from Europe." Nah the Mazda 6 styling theme came from earlier Mazda like the 1998-1992 Mazda MX-6 and 1993-1997 626. Toyota builds good cars but a styling innovator? No. I actually think though the nose of the 07 Camry looks like the current Lexus GS than a Mazda ... Read More
The engine to my 1997 Camry LE died. It has extremely low mileage, 42,000 miles and this does not seem reasonable. Shouldn't the engine lifetime be much longer than this type of mileage? Would Toyota be responsible for covering this? ... such as some type of warranty? If so, who can I contact? thanks...
Began experiencing odor - garage said "sulpher; broken guage before converter, continually dumping fuel; repaired for $400" -- but still have the issue... Garage said, well, guage was in fact broken; now need to Further explore why still an odor. But they can't determine. Offering to put in on computer evaluation tool again, but that only tells 'the neighborhood' of problem, not 'the exact house.' And they seem to be clueless ... Read More
On the highway my Camry started to seem like "it would give" then accelerate. It kept doing it. The RPM gauge would also rev up as my car would. I wouldn't press on the gas peddle as it was doing this. Also, the spedometer needle bounces back and forth between 30-50 mph and 50-80 mph. It seems to do this more so on the highway when driving faster than 55 mph. ... Read More
I had a 1997 Camry 4-cylinder automatic. The specified fluid was Dexron III. The 1997 was the first year of a redesign for the car. I would highly doubt that Toyota switched to the Toyota-proprietary Type IV fluid the very next model year (1998). If I had to guess, the change was probably made as of the 2002 model year, when the car was redesigned again and a 5-speed automatic replaced ... Read More
My 99 Solara 3.0 started having the same problem with the iac valve at 70,000 miles and exactly 364 days later it failed again (made the warranty by 1 day). Have you gotten any satisfaction from Toyota concerning this matter or do they expect you to keep paying each time in full ?
Hi! I just purchased a 1997 Toyota Camry XLE and need to get another keyless entry remote fob. Is there someplace besides a Toyota Dealer (if they are still available) that sells these remotes? If so, any information will be helpful. Thanks! RLJ50
Hi! I just purchased a 1997 Toyota Camry XLE and need to get another keyless entry remote. Is there someplace besides a Toyota Dealer that sells these remotes? If so, any information will be helpful. Thanks! RLJ50
Hmmm, what Toyota doesn't tell you is they're using cheap rubber bushings instead of quality polyurethane bushings in the suspension areas. I have a customer who brought his wifes car to me, a 1997 Camry LE with 79,XXX miles on it. It has horrendous rattles in both front and rear suspensions. I've to date replaced the Rear Strut Mounts, Rear Sway Links, Rear Sway Bar bushings, Rear Control Arm Bushings (Body ... Read More
I had the oil changed every 3,000 miles or so and I provided all that information to the dealership. They never disputed that. I know about the 8-year unlimited mileage warranty and my car falls into that category because I have a 1997 Camry. That is what I am fighting for with the dealership. I asked the Service Manager to put the dealerships finding in writing and this is what I ... Read More
We've covered this before. For the 4-cylinder 2002-05 Camry, the Purolator L14477 is the correct one. The previous-generation (1997-2001) Camry used the Purolator L14476. Note that the Toyota OEM filter has better defined flutes, so it's easier for an end-cap style wrench to get a better grip when removing the filter. From what I've read, do NOT use FRAM filters!
I have a 1997 Camry with only 68,000 miles and it started having the blew smoke come from the tail pipe everytime I started the egnition. One day while the car was idle in the drive way, the engine blew up and pieces fell to the floor. I had the car towed to 355 Toyota and they informed me at first that the piston rode went thru the engine. They took ... Read More
"I'm going prestone extended life in the accord and toyota after the warranty is over." Funny you should mention that... I'm using Wal-Mart's "SuperTech" extended life antifreeze in my '03 Sonata V6. SuperTech is made for Wal-Mart by Prestone and is chemically identical to the Prestone branded product. (Much of the back-of-the-jug blather is word-for-word identical on both jugs, too.) $5.84/gal. "Oh yeah, the sonata (hyundai) says dex III can be ... Read More