Questions tagged [camry]

The Toyota Camry is a series of mid-size (originally compact) automobiles manufactured by Toyota since 1982 and sold in the majority of automotive markets throughout the world. The name "Camry" is an Anglicized phonetic transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri, meaning "crown".

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Why is my Toyota dashboard shiny and sticky, and how do I clean it?

I have a 2008 Toyota Camry, which is primarily kept in Florida (southern U.S.). My entire dashboard has been sticky / tacky for years. I do not know why or how it got this way. It accumulates dust ...
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Charging battery with battery charger vs jump starting and running the car

Got a 1998 Toyota Camry that has an empty battery and am wondering what the best course of action is. I have a battery charger that I am thinking of using but it's currently inconvenient to do. My ...
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2009 Toyota Camry 2AZFE idle vibration remains after new motor mounts

My wife's Camry went in to the shop 2 months ago for a rough idle. We bought the car used in February with 72K miles. We've put on 10K and decided to have a mechanic look it over and tell us what it ...
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removing crankshaft pulley without the puller tool?

It sounds ridiculous but I have to wait until tomorrow for the tool, but I'm sure there is a way to do it? I haven't even attempted it yet on fear that I mess something up big time. My 95 Camry ...
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Found small debris in used oil

After I changed the oil on a 2007 Toyota Camry I found debris in the bottom of the used oil container. I used a magnet to test and found the debris to be non-metal. Considering the car age is this ...
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2003 Toyota Camry dirt guard panels under car front, are they really necessary?

On a 2003 Camry, there are two plastic/fiber material panels that are mounted long-wise on the left and right side from the front under the bumper. They appear to be dirt/rock shields under the engine....
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Repairing crack on edge of windshield

I was replacing my windshield wiper motor (after asking about it here) and while putting in the new windshield wiper motor, I hit it on the edge of the windshield causing a few cracks. I asked a ...
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Did the mechanic damage our car?

I purchased a 125k mile 2005 Toyota Camry in good condition and with a good service history about 5 months ago. It was due for its second oil change since we've owned it so my wife took it in to a ...
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Are generic steel rims bad for car/tires?

I was looking into buying a set of steel rims for my '97 Camry (for winter tires). I was talking to a guy, who worked at an auto shop, who said generic steel rims aren't exactly good for cars (...
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Belt driven Water pump failure?

I have a 95 camry LE (6 cylinder) that has a major overheating problem. I managed to rule out the thermostat, leaks, radiator, and fans as the cause of the overheating. But the water pump has me ...
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I have a 97 toyota camry, I turn the key over everything works fine except it just clicks?

Can anyone tell me why my 1997 Toyota Camry is acting up? I'll turn the key over and it just clicks. My vents, lights, etc all work. We even tried jumping it and nothing...it just clicks. Worked ...
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Why won't my car unlock? Why does it spontaneously lock itself?

My 2001 Toyota Camry wouldn't unlock this evening. If I turned the key to the "lock" position, it seems to lock OK, but it won't turn at all in the other direction. I managed to break in to the car, ...
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My steering wheel wobbles between 60 - 80 mph

Car been checked several times at the mechanic's shop, they say can't find the reason. Both front axles have been replaced I got three sets of rims (Factory 16", Forzas 18" and TIs 20") The mechanics ...
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Looking at buying a 1997 Toyota Camry XLE V6 with dark colored ATF, mistake?

I am looking at buying a 1997 Toyota Camry with 179,000 miles on the clock. The car is a V6 with an automatic transmission. Positive points about the car: Frame is immaculate (car spent several years ...
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What is a safe procedure for replacing a fuel filter on a 2000 Toyota Camry?

I bought this 2000 Toyota Camry from some very nice folks who cannot even spell "maintenance". So I need to replace the fuel filter as no one knows when it was last done. What I would love to know is ...
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Coolant boiling and smoke coming out of engine bay

I have a 1995 Toyota Camry SE that has 195,000+ miles that has started to develop some serious problems. Aside from what I believe to be an issue with the transmission, the car had been running ...
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Should a sealant be used, or not, when replacing a molded rubber valve cover gasket?

I did search for this, and there are some oblique references to the sealant, but the full answer has come up that I can find. The car is a 1998 Toyota Camry-XLE, 6 cylinder (1MZ-FE) engine with about ...
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Gauging tight parking spots

So that I don't keep dinging or putting scratches my front bumper, what is the best way to gauge tight parking spaces ? Say, if a parking spot is walled in three directions and you are pulling in ...
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Integrity of plastic welding for car rear bumper

I have a 2010 Toyota Camry and I was involved in a minor bumper crash last week where the one of the tab that holds the bumper to the car broke off. I went to two body shops and body shop A told me ...
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Why does my engine temperature go all the way up before coming back to the center when I start my car?

When I first start my car the last few days (A 2008 Toyota Camry that I've had since it was new in 2007, 13 years) the temperature needle ends up slowly climbing past the halfway point all the way to ...
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Help with Strange Intermittent yet predictable parasitic battery drain?

I'm having an issue where while testing circuits for the offending drain, I will see NO drain for about 30 seconds and then a 6-9 amp drain for about 10; rinse and repeat. Anybody have an idea what ...
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Can hooking up jumper cables incorrectly cause one to have to replace the throttle body?

Can hooking up jumper cables incorrectly cause one to have to replace the throttlebody? I own a 2007 Toyota Camry XLe (6-cylinder) and accidentally hooked battery cables up to the wrong post. The ...
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2003 Toyota Camry power seat will not move forward?

I have a 2003 Toyota Camry and in the last week the seat has locked all the way at the back. If I move the switch to move it to the front the seat will move about 1/4" and stop, and it will also move ...
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Does the Toyota 2000 Camry LE have a cabin filter?

I know it has an air filter for the engine, but I'm not able to find where the cabin filter is, if there is one. -The glove box can't be taken out. -I'm not seeing anything when I remove the velcro ...
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1989 toyota camry revving to 4-5k in park and neutral

My mom's Toyota Camry revs as high as 4500rpms in both park and neutral and stays that high until put in a different gear any ideas would be much appreciated
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1996 Toyota Camry unlocks and locks itself

my 96 Camry started locking and unlocking itself sometimes while driving and sometimes when not driving I will go to get into my unlocked car just to find it lock. It didn't really bother me til last ...
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Idle speed is wrong after replacing battery (2006 Camry)

I have a 2006 Toyota Camry. I replaced the battery the other day which I noticed was getting weak. The battery was disconnected all of 10 minutes. After, it idles too low. It shudders pretty bad and ...
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2006 Camry Remote Control Programming doesn't save for more than a day

I tried to program my 2006 camry remote controls. After completing the programming, it will stay for a day and remotes doesn't work again. Any idea what's wrong? I have brand new batteries in remotes (...
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'98 Camry has occasional rough running / low speed idle problem

My '98 Camry (with the four-cylinder engine) usually starts, idles and drives like a dream. About a year ago I had the entire exhaust system replaced (including cat) due to corrosion. Since then it's ...
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Replace stop light switch cushion - 2003 Toyota Camry Altise

So my brake lights are always on and it is the stop light cushion. I have purchased a new one from the dealer and now need to replace. I have tried pointy nose pliers and they are just not working. I ...
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Oxygen sensor PID for 2004 Toyota Camry 4-cyl

My 2004 Toyota Camry with 170k miles is pulling a P0420 code, which I've read can be due to a bad catalytic converter or O2 sensors. I have an OBD-II tool with the DashCommand app on my iPhone. ...
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Minor grinding noise and vibration when car is idle

I have a 2005 stick shift Toyota Camry. Sometimes when I am at a red light or stop sign and the car is in neutral I feel a slight vibration from the pedals and a slight grinding noise coming from the ...
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Factory panic alarm going off after changing battery [97 Toyota Camry]

We just changed the battery in our 1997 Toyota Camry now as soon as we connect the battery the panic alarm goes off and all the doors lock. How do we stop this / turn it off. ///note: the battery in ...
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Engine Mounts issue can be caused by replacing Alternator?

My mechanic recently replaced the alternator on my 2007 Toyota Camry. When he returned the car to me he said that my motor mounts need to be replaced. Now I notice a vibration at idle. I am not a ...
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Blue smoke on engine start

I got my 2002 Camry when it had 86K and now it has 97K on it. In the morning when I start the engine, I see blue-ish smoke coming out of the exhaust for a while. I don't know if I had it before, but ...
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Womp womp sound coming from rear

On my 2011 Toyota Camry, there was a womp womp sound coming from the rear, associated with some shaking of the car. It does it when you take off, slow down or cruise on the highway. First I put two ...
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Power Steering Fluid Compatibility

I would like to know if the Prestone Power Steering Fluid + Stop Leak compatible with my '07 Toyota Camry LE's (4 cyl) power steering fluid specifications since i don't see any mention of its use ...
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1997 Toyota Camry won't start after using Multimeter to Test Starter Wire

I'll start with saying I realize I probably made a serious rookie mistake. I took apart the driver's side interior of the car for a learning experience. I got to the point where I removed the ...
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Checking Transmission Fluid Condition

I have read a lot about transmission fluids, what good ATF looks like, and when to change it. But, I still have trouble defining the deterioration level of transmission fluid I extracted from my 2008 ...
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09 Camry engine rumbles

This is a pretty straight forward question, but I have an 09 Camry 5-speed manual. It only has about 25k miles on it and has been regularly serviced. However, as of late I've noticed that when I ...
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Specifics about changing a brake caliper on 2000 Toyota Camry

I went to change the brake fluid in my 2000 Toyota Camry and when I tried to unscrew the bleeder nipple on a front caliper it broke in half rather than unscrewed. So, I need to replace the caliper ...
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Toyota camry 2003 , 2azfe - 2.4 L , vibrates at idling & does not accelerate properly

Recently I sent my Camry to the workshop as there was a blown water outlet pipe, and was told that the head gasket was damaged too. These were then replaced, and I took delivery of my car. But my ...
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2009 Toyota Camry's brand new OEM power window master switch won't control the drivers window

Why would the driver's side window operate perfect with the original master switch but not work when I install a new power window master switch? I purchased 2 new aftermarket power window master ...
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2002 Camry Sludge issues

2002 Camry drives well with 150k on the original engine. Its my daughters car and she is due to make a big trip so I am giving it the dad DIY once over. Found a very clogged PCV, and when I removed ...
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Car won't unlock with remote and won't start? Toyota Camry 1999

My sister gave me this car for school and she told me this happens a lot. Her mechanic friend says it's an alarm problem and my alarm is locked. Unfortunately her and her friend live on the opposite ...
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can I use ATF IV instead of Dexron for 2005 toyota camry

The manual states Dexron or Dexron II to use for power steering fluid. ATF IV is listed on the manual for transmission oil. Can I use that instead of Dexron/Dexron II? Can I mix it with the Dexron ...
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Windshield wipers stop and motor makes noise

I was driving my 2003 Toyota Camry LE today (while it was snowing) and I had my windshield wipers going at full. All of a sudden the windshield wipers stopped in the middle of a wipe and it started ...
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Keyless remote access for Camry 1994

My car: Toyota Camry 1994 LE, 4 cyl, 4 door sedan. Is it possible to install a key less remote access system?
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1995 Camry LE rim and tire swap with 2012

I have a '95 Camry as well as a 2012 Camry which is paid off, but totaled (no collision). I'd just bought brand new tires a month before. Is there any way possible that I can put the 2012 size 16 rims ...
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car won't start after short distances

I have a 95 Toyota Camry, she's been having some problems lately. The alternator and starter is new, and I just purchased a new battery(voltage reads fine on it). If I take it for a short drive(just ...

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