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You want to lift up the front end and shake the tyres horizontally and vertically. If there are any play, some suspension bushings or steering components need replacing. if there are play in any direction, the hub is bad.


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You did not decribe the smoke. what colour? Smell? You can tell a lot from these details. Did you use heater or cooler? I suggest changing the a/c compressor. They are semi consumable and not expensive and wear out after some time.


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Along this lines of what @mikes said, when the A/C first starts, if it is really humid inside the vehicle, you can get fog coming out of the vents until the A/C brings the humidity down. This is because as the cold air coming off of the A/C hits the interior air, it is condensed, making fog. This probably lasts for about two to three minutes and then all is ...


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After running the A/C awhile do you see a puddle under the car while it is parked. It is normal for this to happen. I am speculating that the evaporator drain is clogged or draining slow. The water is collecting and what you see is frost blowing out the vent. If it is smoke it should rise as it comes out the vent due to it being warm. If is frost is will ...


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I am not there to say exactly, but would suggest they probably aren't interchangable. I'd get the one which you researched to be correct. You might be able to sell the one which you don't need on Cragslist at a reduced price. Is it possible that they intended to replace the actual O2 filter in the rear of the car? If you look at the "filter" in the ...


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I don't know about material showing the difference, but the explanation is pretty easy: an interference motor has pistons and valves which share the same space within the engine at different times - if the cam/valve timing gets interrupted for any reason, damage between cam and valve may occur; the non-interference (or free running) motor does not have ...


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While both Paulster2's and Steve Matthews's have good answers, there is another thing to consider. The 3.5 V-6 equipped Camrys that year (not sure about the 4 cly) have what Toyota calls Active Control Engine Mounts. They use vacuum and electricity to control the mounts. Also on the 3.5 engine it's quite an extensive repair to get to the alternator off, and ...


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I think the problem was probably there before and you are just noticing it. Lots of times, the problems we experience with vehicles happens over time. Motor mounts are one such thing. They do not wear out overnight or just give up the ghost all of a sudden (in the vast majority of the cases). Most of the time, as these things wear out, we don't notice it ...


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Depending on the design of your car, the engine mounts may have been removed during the alternator removal and replacement so any damage may now show up. Alternatively, if the alternator previously wasn't working and is now drawing on the vehicles RPM to charge the batter, the idle may have dropped (which could account for the vibration). If the vibration ...



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