Pump was replaced under warranty at to cost. It looks like thousands of consumers have had the same problem, and Toyota always says it is the owner's fault. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer said owner did not put fuel cap on tight.
Dealer said that some engines were built with different guides and never leak. This Particular Problem Is Known To toyota, As Described In toyota Service Bulletin 01507, Nhtsa 10021542, Dated April 6 2007. Two Others Said It Sounded Like A Truck. Took the car to a local mechanic who welded the join. The valve diaphram was ruptured and would not hold vacuum but they didn't think they would need to replace the Vacuum Valve Assy. As a result, exhaust fumes emitted into the vehicle. Nov 03, 2008 There Is Clattering Noise In The Intake Manifold.
Replaced pump and drive belt. Toyota should fix the engine properly at their expense. Imagine my surprise when I found web page and forum after web page and forum dedicated to this issue alone. I now require a new engine, which is a cost prohibitive repair. Replaced coil with new Denso. I now have 85,000 miles on the car.
It needed a new intake gasket and I also replaced the timing belt as a preventive measure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who inspected the failure and stated that the engine head bolt strips itself causing the coolant to leak out and blew the head gasket. Replace timing belt and water pump. Dealership Was Notified, But Did Not Resolve The Problem. Our Warranties Above Include: Internal parts of the engine block, head s , and transmission. And what is further more disheartening is that the representative at toyota said that I should expect to make repairs on my car with the type of mileage I have. The car ran great for years, but apparently has a known issue with stripping head bolts because of the aluminum block.
. They Should Be Held Accountable, Too Many toyota Owners Are Having This Same Problem. Apr 07, 2009 My toyota camry 2003 Became Noisy A Few Weeks Ago. Diagnosed issue and found the belt tensioner had excessive play. We kept the car filled with fluid, watched the temp gauge like a hawk, and limped the car home to our mechanic. The failure mileage was 162,000. I am glad to report this as I see that many, many engine failures have been caused by this basically unaddressed design problem.
This Should Be A Recall Item Given Its Dangerous Failure Mode. The bulletin is dated april 15, 2008 and is to cover vehicles of the 2002-2004 model year camry. While parked, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The Contact Stated That The Temperature Gauge Warning Lamp Illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. Isolated problem to the sensor itself.
I purchased a new water pump, liquid gasket, and coolant at a local parts store. Sent the Camry to dealership 60 miles away. The mechanic was unable to determine the cause of the failure. Any and all the assistance in this matter is needed. Toyota just wants to sell me a used engine for the same thing to happen again according to others owners who replaced the engine. I Stopped And I Wiped Off The Windshield And Windows Manually. The technician diagnosed that there was a leak in the radiator and the engine needed to be replaced.
The only thing I've ever needed on this car was tires -- having put all but 41 of 77k miles, I'm on my third set. Would never buy this car again if it has the same transmission. The technician determined that the bolt connected to the intake valves to the engine had become loose and allowed coolant to run on to the exhaust. The Car Proceeded Forward Where, Just After Entering The Parking Lot, It Struck The Right Front Fender And Bumper Of A Usps Mail Truck. In august, 2012, a rushing fluid sound could be heard in the dash area. What are you thinking, Toyota??? Took It In To The Automotive Repair Shop Where They Discovered A Blown Head Gasket And When They Started Removing The Head Bolts, They Discovered The Bolts Had Pulled Through The Aluminum Block Which Caused The Head Gasket To Blow.
And I Do Agree But I Should Be Able To Get More Without The Defect. The Gasoline Tank Was Gutted When The Car Ran Over The Sign Resulting In Gas Being Dumped On The Bank Driveway. Oct 22, 2008 2003 camry With 120,000 Mi. Even the flashers would not turn on. Will Not Take It Out Of Town Or The Highway. Imagine My Surprise When I Found Web Page And Forum After Web Page And Forum Dedicated To This Issue Alone. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 188,000.