And it keeps cycling on and off, not staying on long enough to cool. This problem has been examined by dealership, and consumer has been told that this was normal. But the previous owners seemed to dog the engine pretty bad. My car makes a clunky noise when you pump the brakes in a parking lot or backing up. My mother went and traded it in due to the problem and them giving the same answer it needed driven every other day or daily to keep the system charged. The only thing I found on the underside were factory installed posts to fasten the panel so I can assume these function as smoothing surfaces to enhance airflow rather than any beneficial protection. The contact called the manufacturer who offered her no assistance.
Anyone needs a crappy Camry with a sun visor that is activated 100% of the time. I do have an old antenna toggle switch that is connected to wiring under my dash that I mess around with every now and then but the antenna motor has been disconnected and long since been thrown away. An electrical system test should tell you that. Any additional help is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately my car could not start this morning even No lights on the dashboard either. I have filed this under electrical as this is the common symptons dash gauges jump ; however the failure is in the brakes abs distribution.
On average the cost of this repair is 2400. Recently I forgot to hand my key to the valet and he drove off, no problem, but he had to find me to retrieve my key so he could move my car. This is not a regular car that I drive all the time,but I do crank it up every couple of days to keep the juices flowing in it. I own several Toyotas and will buy again. If you get stuck trying to locate the drain I would take the vehicle to the dealership or a qualified electrical repair shop in your area and at least pay them to track down the source of the drain for you. I have tried to get the map updates at least 4 different times just to find out that Toyota has none!!! I changed my oil regularly. I also replaced the original external voltage regulator with a Napa external voltage regulator.
There is always a small drain with the engine off like the onboard computer, the radio and clock, security system etc. I noticed the brake issue the following day after my long drive when I bumped my left corner into an object and scraped the bumper! That's where the problems come in. Boy, was I ever dumb to listen to that. Some places test no load voltage which doesn't give a view of how the alterntor performs in a car under a load Checking voltage is not enough, you need to know if you have enough amperage to meet electrical demand. If you are running or going to post a giveaway, please contact the mod team to see if it is appropriate first. Opening that, I discovered it was coming from a relay which controls the radiator fans.
This easy task of diagnosing your battery will take only minutes, requires no special tools and costs nothing if you do it yourself. She is 62 years old and retired so she doesn't drive this car daily ~2780 odometer. I have no trunk light. Batteries can die from a number of causes; leaving your car parked for three or four weeks, driving in extremely hot or cold temperatures, leaving your headlights or an interior light on overnight, and even driving with batteries that are past their expiration date. This last time it died, I gave a neighbor a jump the day before.
Has been to dealer 5 visits totalling 19 days, 3 times had to be towed due to dead battery. Brakes experience grinding, squeaking, and vibration, rotors were warped and brake pads were glazed, brakes have been replaced, however problem continues. With the key in the ignition cycle the power locks three to four times,that will normally reset mine and let me start it again. Turning the car on, it only went up to about 12. Then I waited for about 20 minutes. There is a clicking noise under the dash against the fire wall and it sounds like a relay. This just happened over the weekend of Dec 22nd 2012.
When the car is off I can pull the ac fuse or relay out and you can hear the ac clutch click. If your car turns on after you've jump started it, let it idle for five minutes and then turn off the car. The car would start but the alternator idiot light was not working. Still waiting for my vehicle to be repaired--we hope!. I wait a short while and try again and maybe there is a green light or a yellow light or nothing.
Thanks for the link to the batterybrain. While car is off, volt reading was 12. Vehicle experiences several engine related problems, motor mounts were weak causing steering wheel vibration, 16 valve seals came apart due to being installed incorrectly, water pump leaked, timing belt failed, valve cover leaked, and cam seal was replaced. The next day Saturday, 26 March 2011 atlanta Toyota called me reporting that there were no codes in the ecu. She was able to enter the vehicle using the key itself, but then she was unable to start the vehicle, open the trunk or unlock the doors. No cat replacement was necessary.
Is the belt tight, not cracked or glazed? So sorry for my delay, just swamped with questions lately. Voltage at the battery not running 12. I would guess that either there is a problem with the installation of the radio or a problem with the radio itself. I had purchased it there. We took it into the dealer and they said this behavior is normal, it has to be driven not idling every other day or it needs hooked up to a trickle charger in the garage she parks in. After 2-3 days on their computer, they located it in the instrument cluster in the odometer. The battery is only two weeks old but could it have been damaged by getting run down? My question is will a broken key fob got wet cause a drain somehow? I thought that was what all the idiot lights were for lol.
First thing in the morning when the car was put into reverse to back out of the garage, all kinds of warning light appeared. Did that include new plugs, plug wires, air filter? Then make sure you give us all of that. It handles the road really well. While attempting to start my car remotely, I frequently encounter delays and extra steps to accomplish what a single push of the button on my Viper remote could accomplish. The consumer also stated there was a vibration coming from the brakes when they were applied.