Disappointed! in the 2002 Camry LE.

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Old 13 Jul 2003, 02:26 pm   #1 (permalink)
James Ford
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Default Disappointed! in the 2002 Camry LE.

Purchased a new 2002 Camry LE last year to discover that the oil pan had a
leak. Toyota is apparently becoming Americanized to save money. They are
using a liquid gasket sealant on the oil pan and the transmission. In some
cases when it leaks, the dealerships call it seepage."Beware"! There is a
lot involved in stopping this seepage or leak if retorqing the pan bolts and
transmission bolts does not correct the problem. It didn't on my Camry LE.
Take the time to check for leakage or seepage. Jim Ford


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Old 13 Jul 2003, 06:00 pm   #2 (permalink)
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out of curiousity, where was your camry built? US or Japan?
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> Is it possible to install a gasket around the oil pan in the 2002 Camry

LE?
> Mine is leaking also .
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Old 13 Jul 2003, 06:29 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure where it was built. How can I find out? Is it posted in the
engine somewhere?


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Old 14 Jul 2003, 02:16 pm   #4 (permalink)
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AV,

VIN starts with a number, not a J, so I guess it's American.


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Old 15 Jul 2003, 04:13 pm   #5 (permalink)
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WrongNote wrote:
> VIN starts with a number, not a J, so I guess it's American.


North American, anyway.

1st Digit of VIN
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US - 1 or 4
Canada - 2
Mexico - 3


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Old 19 Jul 2003, 11:26 am   #6 (permalink)
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A television program's long term reviewers also experience this problem
on their Camry, so this must be a common problem on the new Camries,
among other things like the transmission giving off an occasional clunk
during slow down and less than smooth engagement of iVVT.

It's too bad Toyota's quality is going steadily downhill during the past
few years.


James Ford wrote:
> Purchased a new 2002 Camry LE last year to discover that the oil pan had a
> leak. Toyota is apparently becoming Americanized to save money. They are
> using a liquid gasket sealant on the oil pan and the transmission. In some
> cases when it leaks, the dealerships call it seepage."Beware"! There is a
> lot involved in stopping this seepage or leak if retorqing the pan bolts and
> transmission bolts does not correct the problem. It didn't on my Camry LE.
> Take the time to check for leakage or seepage. Jim Ford
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>


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Old 19 Jul 2003, 12:19 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"John" <john@web.net> wrote in message news:3F197193.6010405@web.net
> A television program's long term reviewers also experience this problem
> on their Camry, so this must be a common problem on the new Camries,
> among other things like the transmission giving off an occasional clunk
> during slow down and less than smooth engagement of iVVT.


What is "iVVT" ? Is this the same "iVVT" that changes the cam shifts in
the transmission? Is there a TSB to fix "iVVT" from making clunking
noises?

Philip

"If a long train of abuses, prevarications, and artifices, all tending
the same way, make the design visible to the people . tis not to be
wondered that they should then rouse themselves."
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Old 19 Jul 2003, 04:33 pm   #8 (permalink)
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>What is "iVVT" ?

I think it's actually VVT-I (Variable Valve Timing - Intelligence?)

Same think as Honda's i-VTEC, IIRC.

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Old 19 Jul 2003, 06:01 pm   #9 (permalink)
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>Same think as Honda's i-VTEC, IIRC.

Same *thing*

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Old 19 Jul 2003, 09:25 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Philip® wrote:
> "John" <john@web.net> wrote in message news:3F197193.6010405@web.net
>
>>A television program's long term reviewers also experience this problem
>>on their Camry, so this must be a common problem on the new Camries,
>>among other things like the transmission giving off an occasional clunk
>>during slow down and less than smooth engagement of iVVT.

>
>
> What is "iVVT" ? Is this the same "iVVT" that changes the cam shifts in
> the transmission? Is there a TSB to fix "iVVT" from making clunking
> noises?
>
> Philip



LOL, and yeah philip, it really clunks when it kicks in. Hey Philip,
have you felt the clunk when your VVTi kicked in? :-D They mush use a
non synchro set up on the intake cam gear for it to clunk and m,ake all
that rackett!

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