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Old 12 Apr 2004, 04:26 pm   #1 (permalink)
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have a 1999 camrey 4 cyl auto when i go over railroad track it seems to
bottom out do you think i need to replace the struts ?


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Old 12 Apr 2004, 05:27 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Frank Crocker" <fcrocker1@charter.net> wrote in message
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> have a 1999 camrey 4 cyl auto when i go over railroad track it seems to
> bottom out do you think i need to replace the struts ?
>

This is a known problem with the 99 Camrys. I was able to get the dealer to
replace the rear struts using the V6 struts under warrantee-after squawking
a lot. But the front struts are still bad (=too soft).
Considering your car is probably out of warrantee, I think you are stuck
with doing it on your own. Just don't get the original 4 cylinder struts,
they are much too soft. An aftermarket such as Bilstein, KYB or Tokico will
work great. If you decide to go this route please post your results.


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Old 12 Apr 2004, 05:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Aftermarket struts are the same part number for both the 4 and V6 --- its
the springs that are different. You could go with the heavier V6 springs.
Yes your struts are shot.

"Vijay Kumar" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> "Frank Crocker" <fcrocker1@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:107m2cp1a4ovb37@corp.supernews.com...
> > have a 1999 camrey 4 cyl auto when i go over railroad track it seems

to
> > bottom out do you think i need to replace the struts ?
> >

> This is a known problem with the 99 Camrys. I was able to get the dealer

to
> replace the rear struts using the V6 struts under warrantee-after

squawking
> a lot. But the front struts are still bad (=too soft).
> Considering your car is probably out of warrantee, I think you are stuck
> with doing it on your own. Just don't get the original 4 cylinder struts,
> they are much too soft. An aftermarket such as Bilstein, KYB or Tokico

will
> work great. If you decide to go this route please post your results.
>
>



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Old 12 Apr 2004, 07:29 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"Wolfgang" <NOwolfgangdieterSPAM@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Aftermarket struts are the same part number for both the 4 and V6 --- its
> the springs that are different. You could go with the heavier V6 springs.
> Yes your struts are shot.
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>

You are right, it was the springs, but they were replaced with the struts.


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