I have a 1991 Toyota Camry?

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Old 23 May 2014, 06:55 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a 1991 toyota Camry off a guy that bought it from a police auction. It has 240,000 miles and looks really old. Overall the car runs good, I really want this car to last me. I'm really tight on money so I've been doing fixes myself like changing the air filter, changing the oil and I'm about to change the spark plugs. Is there anything else I can do to this car? Anything will help
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I'm not sure if you have the 4-cylinder '91 Camry or the 6-cylinder. I have listed links for the 4-cylinder.

1) Since you are changing the spark plugs, you can also change the distributor cap with sparkplug wire set and rotor(they work together).

2) If you changed the oil, you probably changed the oil filter; if not, I would suggest you do change the oil filter.

3) Pop the hood and check for any leaks anywhere in the engine bay(everywhere under the hood). Just look around engine bay area to see if anything is wet(leaking). Also, when you park, look underneath the engine bay area and make sure it's clean. When you come back to your car, check underneath for any signs of leaks on the ground.

4) Keep an eye on your check engine light, and other dashboard warning lights.

5) Definitely check all your belts and hoses for wear(basically all the rubbery stuff under the hood/in engine bay area).

6) I have the "Chilton's Manual" for my car. If you are going to be a DIY person with this Camry, I would suggest you purchase one or at least check your local library and look at one. It is very informative. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par.../N-itoltZ8gec7 (again, this is for 4-cylinder Camry).

7) If this is an automatic, check the automatic transmission fluid. Also, check your power steering fluid, brake fluid, and if a manual transmission: your clutch fluid.

8) Check your engine coolant(when car is cool/and not running/OFF)/radiator fluid and your coolant overflow container.

9) Check your windshield wiper fluid, the windshield wipers, and ALL weather-stripping (black rubber parts) around your doors, windows, sunroof, etc. THIS CHECK INCLUDES YOUR TIRES(black and rubber). (check for tread/balding, tread damage, cracks, tire pressure)

10) I tried to be as thorough as possible with the idea that you may or may not know much about cars. Also, check with your local auto parts store for brochures on various car related services. I have a stack of them in addition to my Chilton's Manual. If you have the owner's manual, definitely check that out. Good Luck and welcome to the world of Toyota. (I have a 1991 Corolla) ;o)

Also, check out these links:





(I do not work for AutoZone. LOL! just happened to be closest to me)

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Old 23 May 2014, 07:40 pm   #4 (permalink)
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If it has a timing belt, make sure that is changed also!
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