Aug 312011
 

I have a 1998 Toyota Cam….my car was running fine then all of a sudden the check engine light came on and my car stopped. I checked my oil and it was low so I added some oil and the car started, however now the car shakes and will not drive over 20mph. If I accelerate the gas I hear a banging sound. Im trying to figure out if the car is worth saving.

Aug 252011
 

The power locks in my Camry will only unlock the driver’s side door.  They lock every door in the car, but only unlock the driver’s.  I checked the fuses underneath the front dash, (edit: all the fuses I checked are fine) and after reading information online, bought and replaced the rear, passenger’s side lock actuator.  (It was expensive, so I wanted to tackle one door first to make sure I could do it.)  Unfortunately, the exact same problem persists, even with the new actuator.  Power locks lock it, but not unlock it.  All the door handles and manual locks work fine.  Suggestions?  2004 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder.

-Jon

Aug 022011
 

my 1993 camry hick ups while in gear. when the car is in idle its ok but when it warms up and it goes in to gear it starts to hick up. if I push the gas pedal its better. as soon as I get to a light and stop the car it turns off. I have changed fuel filter, sparks and wires and distributor cap. its as is the cars chokes every few seconds. what could be the problem.

thank you for your answers

Jul 172011
 

My 95 Tacoma will start first time right away, however each time thereafter it starts harder and harder, like it is flooding. It will start eventually and it runs smoothly, I’m wondering if it’s a type of gasoline problem. Any advice?

Jan 302011
 

TIMING BELT BROKE PUT NEW ONE IN NOW I HAVE NO IGNITION SPARK THE BATTERY FULLY CHARGED NO SPARK BUT I KEEP TRYING THE BATTER WAS ALMOST DEAD JUST TURN OVER ONCE ,I HAD SPARK CHARGED BATTERY NO SPARK THE COMPUTER HAS 4.5 VOLTS HELP

Jan 152011
 

Initial Issue: My car was misaligned (pulling to the right, so corrected with wheel adjustment to the left), and shuddering while driving.
Action: I took my car to a local Toyota dealership. I told them about the shuddering, that I know I need new tires but would be purchasing elsewhere, and that my car was misaligned.
Toyota Fix: They replaced the front wheel bearings.
Tire Fix: I then took my car (the same night) to get new tires.
Tire/ Balance Check: I noticed afterwards that my car was now pulling to the LEFT with a needed wheel correction turn to the right.
Second Time Around: I took my car back to the tire place. They checked the tires and balance, switched the front two tires to make sure it was not a tire defect/ issue. Everything was okay.
Toyota Alignment Check: I took my car back to the Toyota dealership, where they did an alignment. Afterwards, I was told that something underneath (referred to by the serviceman as ‘it’) was bent, and had been extended as far as it could, but my car would still pull to the left ever so slightly, and not to worry as it would not have an overall effect on my tire-wear & tear.

My issue with this ‘fix’: If my car was pulling a good deal to the right prior to being serviced, and now the pull to the left cannot be corrected due to ‘it’ being bent… is it possible/ likely that ‘it’ got bent during service? If so, would it most likely have happened while having the wheel bearings replaces or the new tires put on? Sorry, I was so appalled I did not ask what ‘it’ was… however, he said it would be ‘a lot’ of money to replace, and did not recommend that given the ever so slight pull. I purchased Perrelli tires with an 85,000 mile or 6 year Warranty. The last thing I want to do is to cause excessive wear and tear due to a possible mechanic error that someone is trying to cover up.

Any suggestions? Thank you!