I will never buy another Toyota. I reported this again in 2006 several times at another Toyota dealership, again this was ignored. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who informed the contact that the head gasket was leaking due to the bolts separating from the engine block. But surprisingly my thermometer was ok. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic and he stated that there was sludge in the engine. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued because of excessive wear on the bolt strips. Just plan on adding oil when it gets low and start looking for another car if you don't want to spend that much money.
The contact pulled over and shut the vehicle off. Shortly thereafter the head gasket blew. I think it's worth the few extra dollars. Maybe 15 minutes later, I was not able to accelerate at all. This side of the oil pan is covered by a piece of plastic foam.
It could also be leaking from the oil filter in which case just change the oil filter. After taking it in to get looked out the mechanic found that the oil was extremely dirty and had metal in it after only had been replaced 2 weeks prior. While driving back to Illinois, I noticed my check engine light come on. It is almost certainly misleading. They should be held accountable, too many Toyota owners are having this same problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer.
The machine shop operator stated this was his 59th Toyota this year he had to do the time-serts on the engine. I took it to the mechanic. He found the source of a huge oil leak, replaced the part, started the engine again, more knocking. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. This has been going on for a year and a half and sometimes I get stuck in a really bad spot! If it's leaking from the rocker cover … gasket or the pan gasket you can drop the pan or remove the rocker cover and replace the gasket but if you haven't done it before it might be a little overwhelming. Please let me know if there are others with this problem.
And have an issue where the headbolts pull out of the block, causing a coolant leak. If it is something that just needs to be reset they can do thatalso. Replaced yet another problem had happened - the oil pressure builds higher rpms and thus i had no choice but to bring it to the repair shop. Toyota claims they corrected the problem with the new engines after 2001, but apparently the new engines have the same problem as the ones in the lawsuit. The consumer also stated there was a vibration coming from the brakes when they were applied. I have had the car since 2004 with 3000mls, so I know the car and keep it serviced etc. After getting this replace I found that the rear defrosted did not work.
Early on their were problems with the suspension; the car would rock up and down on long turns. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000. Its main competitor is the Honda Accord Coupe, intermediate Car with sporty features. The oil light came on, I put in 1 qt of oil, the light went off. Jun 01, 2014 well oil lights can generally mean 2 things sometimes they are level monitors meaning when the oil is low it comes on which is the most common and on some vehicles it is pressure activated.
Smoke would emit from the exhaust on cold starts. For more details, please watch the following video: This procedure should applies to the all generation of the Toyota Camry Solara 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 models. Then they told me something happened inside the engine I cant afford to pay for the diagnostic needed They told me that I would need a new engine witch would cost me 11,000. The current and failure mileages were 99,600. This may not seem like a safety issue, but I believe it is, as an engine locking up or stopping cold could present a serious driving issue, and certainly seems to be a very broad problem with the Toyota Camrys. Had to have it towed home.
Not only will this take some of the stress off the fuel pump, but just think of the extra time you have to fill up. Now wait for a while, to let the oil to come down to the pan. There are no bolts on this side of the pan. The oil pan gasket was damaged and was totally worn out. .