1995 Camry Breakdown

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Old 15 Jan 2006, 05:15 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I drive a toyota camry 1995 le. While driving the car stopped
responding when i pressed the gas. It came to a halt on the sholder.
The car is still running, when it is in Drive and when I press the gas
the RPM and the speedometer are moving but the car was still.

The car has 134k miles on it.
V4 automatic.

I checked the transmission fuild and it is fine.

Please advice what it could be ???

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Old 15 Jan 2006, 06:05 pm   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like your timing belt, but I could be wrong.
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>I drive a toyota camry 1995 le. While driving the car stopped
> responding when i pressed the gas. It came to a halt on the sholder.
> The car is still running, when it is in Drive and when I press the gas
> the RPM and the speedometer are moving but the car was still.
>
> The car has 134k miles on it.
> V4 automatic.
>
> I checked the transmission fuild and it is fine.
>
> Please advice what it could be ???
>



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Old 15 Jan 2006, 06:39 pm   #3 (permalink)
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psommerhalder@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> sounds like your timing belt, but I could be wrong.


Definitely not the timing belt - the engine wouldn't run at all if it
was broken.
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Old 15 Jan 2006, 07:50 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I'm definitely not an expert but if the car is still running and the engine
revs when you press the gas with the car in drive I think it could be your
torque converter. I had a 85 Cressida that did the same thing. The torque
converter is on/in the transmission.

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> psommerhalder@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> > sounds like your timing belt, but I could be wrong.

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> Definitely not the timing belt - the engine wouldn't run at all if it
> was broken.



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Old 17 Jan 2006, 12:12 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"TeriMaki" <teri_maki@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I drive a toyota camry 1995 le. While driving the car stopped
> responding when i pressed the gas. It came to a halt on the sholder.
> The car is still running, when it is in Drive and when I press the gas
> the RPM and the speedometer are moving but the car was still.
>
> The car has 134k miles on it.
> V4 automatic.
>
> I checked the transmission fuild and it is fine.
>
> Please advice what it could be ???


I guess you meant the RPM was moving but the speedo was not?
Provided there were no loud noises coming from under the car while you were
trying to move off,..which would indicate a broken drive shaft for
example,..then the transmission has failed. The reason why could be one of a
few reasons, like a snapped band, or stuck pistons in the valve-body, or a
failed oil-pump, or perhaps something simple like a clogged filter. Afraid
its time to have the car towed to the local transmission place, one with a
good name in the trade (ask around friends and family ).

Its up to you to decide whether the car is worth the expense of a repaired
transmission or a replacement trans. If your car and engine are otherwise in
excellent order, then it maybe worth it. 134,000 miles is not a huge mileage
for a Camry provided the engine has had the specified oil-changes and the
cooling system has been maintained correctly as per the handbook. If the
engine is using oil or has some other issues, or the body and interior is
rough..it maynot be worth repairing

Best o luck, Jason


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Old 18 Jan 2006, 11:38 am   #6 (permalink)
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When you say the "fluid is fine" - has it ever been changed?

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Old 18 Jan 2006, 02:31 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info and advice.
It was the tranny. I was in canada to visit a friend and all this
happend. Found a local guy to fix it with a used tranny (50k KM) from a
Japanese used import place for 1100$ CAD.
He also pointed out a boken boot on the driver side and he replaced the
axle at the same price.

He said the engine was in good condition but pointed out a leak from
the pulley seal.
He then suggested not to over fill the engine oil when changing the oil
and keep it a little low than the high mark. That would not put
pressure on the seals.

I live in NYC and I drove back home without any problems (520Miles)
Don't want to buy a new car as there is street parking only. The
closest garage is about 1 mile away from my house. So decided keep this
car and use it locally and not stress it as much.

Thanks again.

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