Got a 1998 Toyota Camry that has an empty battery and am wondering what the best course of action is.
Why is it empty?
Is it empty because the battery is old and dying and won't hold capacity?
Or is it empty because you yesterday forgot the lights on?
The correct course of action depends on the reason for it being empty.
If the battery is good but you just ...
If the battery is completely flat, then it will have been severely degraded in capacity. Lead acid batteries don’t hold their full charge after going completely flat, so it would be best to replace the battery and make sure this doesn’t happen again.
However if you want to try to charge it, it will be less stressful for the battery to be slowly charged by a ...
My first suspicion is with the thermostat. It may be failing "slow" which means it's not opening when it should and it takes the much higher temperature and pressure of the hot coolant to open.
Replace it and I suspect the problem will be solved.
Rinse with plenty of water then sprinkle on baking soda . The white is zinc and iron sulfate .Caused by sulfuric acid ,liquid or vapor, getting out of the battery . No practical way to stop it. I would continue to use it but a new battery will fix it. You may need new nuts and bolts for the hold down and the terminal connections will need a good cleaning ...
Changing oil and filters is good . However , I have driven many cars to very high mileage and by far the most common "end -life" factor has been rust. Avoid driving on streets that have been salted for snow is about the only thing that can extent life .
You must first ascertain if all the battery and starter connections are good. This is copied (and amended) from another question here (not a Duplicate as the Answer there remained unaccepted):
The symptoms may be caused by a bad connection in one or both of the big wires that run from the battery to the engine and chassis.
Loosen the connection at each end ...
P0155 is stating the heater element in the O2 sensor at bank 2 sensor 1 is slow to heat up. This usually indicates the O2 sensor is going bad, but not entirely there yet.
To figure out which is bank 1 and bank 2, it is most often derived from the number 1 cylinder for the engine. And generically, the number 1 cylinder is most often the forward most cylinder ...
The same exhaust manifold gasket is used for 1992 and 1996 versions, the drawings (not guaranteed, however, to be the source of truth) are also identical.
The Toyota part number for the 1993 is 17141-74130, while the part number for the 1996 is 17141-74150.
So far it seems that the part will definitively bolt on to the engine if there are no extra protruding ...
If you checked the oil when the engine was hot and followed the practice of dipping, wiping, then dipping again after the engine was off for a few minutes then you have an accurate reading and it looks like you are definitely losing oil. If you aren't being consistent then you may have inaccurate readings and you should test consistently before making any ...
Things you could consider for car maintenance are written inside your service log book with the specified mileage and or time interval, but generally we can observe the following.
Change the following consumables at the appropriately defined intervals
Engine oil + Engine oil filter (most important!)**
Transmission fluid + Transmission filter
The risk here is that the suspension may come apart while the car is being driven.
The repair could have done minimal structural damage the car, or significant structural damage. Without physically examining the work, or at least seeing good-quality photographs, it's impossible to answer your first question.
No. This is within the capability of a competent ...
bad strut mounts on new struts can occur. this can cause a pull and
has nothing to do with brakes. pull changes with bumps and whether
turning right or left. can also happen as with used or aged struts.
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