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It's not the fact that it's "steel" that is the potential issue. It's the "generic" part. Toyotas want hubcentric wheels. If you have the wrong bore size (too large), then you've turned it into lugcentric and run a higher risk of breaking wheelstuds/having balance/vibration issues.


Lower spec Toyota Camry's often had steel wheels as standard. It's very common to have a steel set with winter ties for winter use. With a 1997 car, it'll be harder to find a decent set of alloys than it will steel wheels. I'd ignore the 'guy in the auto shop'.


I prefer steel rims - less troubles with balancing. Talking about bolts for steel and aluminium wheels - they should have different bolts. Alloy wheel bolts have longer thread and cone shape (on the right). Steel rim bolts have shorter thread, and a spheric shape (on the left). So if you buy steel rims, make sure you buy bolts. Sometimes too long can ...


Hard to say exactly what is it, but I would troubleshoot using a stethoscope. Have someone sit in the car, set the emergency brake, hold the brakes, and put it in drive. Might want to block the tires too just to be extra sure. The stethoscope will allow you to find the exact location of the sound. Look around the intake hoses, throttle body, intake ...


If you are playing with engine wirings, always disconnect the battery. ECU will never fail and will last forever unless something mechanically damages it, or you have a shortage where it is not acceptable. Normally ECU works on 12v, sensors 5v. ECU is very sensitive box, and it "burns" if you mess up the wires. I personally saw my co-worker "repairing" a ...


Check all the fuses and all the fusable links, hopefully he fried one of them. The colour of the fuse means the amperage that it can handle, it is the bell-shaped curve inside that you are checking. Look for a gap. Here's a good vs bad comparison. Fuses are cheap and easy to replace.

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