Question about 1998 Toyota Camry
My car is a 1998 Toyota Camry, 200,000 miles, front wheel drive, automatic transmission. I got it from a relative who had it sitting in his garage for a number of years but got it inspected and checked out everything was good when I got it.
Accident one: Got into a minor fender bender which smashed the right front blinker and made the right front bumper hang down a bit. Occasionally when turning to the left a grinding noise will happen. Sounds like metal against metal.
Accident 2: Slid on an icy road and ended up bumping into a sign and hopping up onto the curb. Pretty sure I messed up the tire, it looks like it's losing air but i think something is wrong with the actual wheel it just looks off.
Accident 3: Was accelerating up a hill recently when the car took an extra couple seconds than normal to shift gears and started making a rumbling sound so I pulled it over and found out the oil was low. Put in about 3 quarts and ran fine for a day. Then suddenly started making a ticking noise when I drive it.
Could it be something with the transmission? Need advice about this new ticking sound, and the grinding noise when turning and the wheel looking off. HELP. I cannot afford a new car or a lot of costly repairs.
For the occasionally turning sound:
Sounds to me like you may want to check your CV boots for cracks. If water and other debris has got up into the boot then it could have damaged your cv joint which is a swivel joint to allow turning on front wheel cars. The boot is right at the point where your axle meets the wheel assembly.
The second problem with the transmission: with that kind of miles on the car, you may want to change the transmission fluid and filter and then add a container of TransX, used for older transmissions. Then see what happens. The TransX additive helps with seals and such... or you could just add the TransX to your transmission while its warm , drive it about 100 miles and hopefully see the effects.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
SOURCE: 97 jimmy wont start
If it starts with starting fluid, this means the firing and electrical is fine,however, its not getting fuel. I suggest trying the fuel filter first,but, its probably going to be the fuel pump.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Yes there is, but not sure if it has a reset button or different type.What did dealer say & where did they say it was?
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
collisionrepairadvice.com you can most likely find the parts at the local junk yard. Yes with some skill and tools you can do these repairs yourself...Good luck
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
you should only have to place the front crash sensor and both air bags and you may have to replace the clock spring behind the steering wheel it usually breaks after an impact i would recommend you have a qualified technician do this work
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
SOURCE: Trac Off, ABS, and VSC
It is very common for all of these lights to come on all at the same time. They are all related to your Antilock Brake and Traction control system. ABS = Antilock Brake System, TRAC OFF = the traction control system is disabled - either because there is a malfunction in the ABS system or you have turned off the traction control button. VSC = Vehicle Skid Control. - (which uses the ABS and the Traction Control to function.)
The most common cause of these lights coming on is one or more defective wheel speed sensors. Although there are many other possible causes as well. Your ABS and Traction Control system must be scanned for fault codes to diagnose the problem. If you had damage to your wheels/axles during your "fender bender" this may have something to do with it. Otherwise it may just be coincidence that part of these systems failed right after your accident.
Posted on Apr 17, 2011
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