You mention in the Sequoia bible you wrote that the rear diff should use 75w140 synthetic oil if it has the tow package. This might be a stupid question, but how can I tell if it has the tow package or not? I have a 2006 Sequoia SR5.
You're the one that did the engine swap sticky right? I had a hart time finding it, but either way I think you had that thread closed to discussion so I needed to ask you directly.
I need half of an engine probably. Crossing my fingers that it's just half, after full break down of it I'll know if the top needs work, is rebuildable, or if it's done too.
If the top of the engine did survive, I need to know what years I can get the bottom of the engine or the short block from. I have a 1999 Chevy Prizm, but it was modded without me being aware to a 2000-2002 vvt-i before I bought it at 40k miles.
Websites that sale these things tend to think I can use a 1998 to 2005 bottom end, but I wasn't sure.
Hello. I'm sort of getting this thing together. I finally got my mobile back in order so I will be taking pics of the sway bar links for you real soon. The dealer said, from a visual perspective, that I don't need them (2 days ago).
But I would like to ask you about brake calipers please. I couldn't find anything on them anywhere. I'm trying to figure out the best of course. I'm considering ProStop (PepBoys) or Wearever (Advance Auto Parts) b/c these places are close by for the core charge and no tax (DE). But I keep seeing Centrics nearly everywhere. Do you have any thoughts on this please? I have new Brembo rotors and Hawk brakes (each is my preferred).
Hi ; Looked at those ORIGINAL rear drums again (2005 Camry) & happened to think; with my current set (minus those front holes), is the FUTURE problem that as the drums wear, that thin ridge NOT worn on the outside is going to prevent taking the brake drums off, as there is no way to 'back off" the screw adjustor???
I'm sure the new drums have some light scoring from driving up and down the road ....But if super-important, I could try...
I made the switch to Toyota last year ('14 Highlander, '12 Camry) after 250k miles each on my '96 and '97 American cars; I don't have 15 years of wrenching on Toyotas.
Would you suggest any other "likely failures" and preventative maintenance (230k miles but mostly freeway, sister bought new, undercoated, oil changes every 3000 ).
I did tranny fluid, gasket,; new water-pump, thermostat and cap and "RED" fluid.
Purged the steering system. Can't think of anything else to do to it, runs great; preemptive suggestions?
Hi! I was just reading your post on the 2gr-fe Camry/ES removal and installation of the alternator... Could you possibly send me the procedure and what is recommended to remove in order to get the stupid PITA alternator out? It would be awesome if you could. I am in the middle of the job, figured it would take an hour or two like ALL the other cars I've worked on before and I have it "out"/loose but no where to go with it. They wedge that motor to the passenger side real well. Never understood that...
Thanks! I bought the ultragauge EM Plus and love it so far. Still getting used to the features and customizing it for this car.
I'm from Kissimmee but over in Tampa a lot. Maybe we'll eventually meetup one day I think I still have your cell number saved somewhere from when you gave it to me a longgggg time ago. I'm Omar
Quick question if you have time.
I have a bad vibration in the 2009 Camry 2.4 when stopped at a light in Drive. Happens more with low RPM idle in drive. Less when in Neutral and less when the AC is off. I thought it might be an engine mount but I did a lot of reading of your posts about cleaning throttle body and replacing manifold gasket on 2005 Corolla. You think that may be a similar issue on the Camry or completely unrelated? Your knowledge of these cars is pretty amazing! It's a 2009 Camry 2.4 with 101,000 miles on it and ultragauge says about 31mpg after about 2 or 3 tanks. 65% highway &35% city miles so that seems pretty awesome. It drives excellent.
Thanks for the reply. Yes I would love any other documents you could send me.
Do you not recommend going the sub-frame route?
We are replacing with used engine with all the manifolds and such but I think I want to take the trans and motor all in one shot.
Hi hardtopte72,Thanks for getting me back among the fuses,to check,as I found that the ODB 7,5amp fuse,was in the wrong place,the pick now works fine,but expect the P0505 to return when I drive a little. Thanks again, Sheika.
I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla S. It has 223000 and some change miles on it. I noticed my car vibrates while idling and it's burning more gas than usual. I changed to oil to Mobile 1 ow20. What might the problem be?
Hey Mike, dumb question, but considering all the issues I have had, better to be safe than sorry: any concern (other than fluid mess) with bolting the new tranny on the engine stand and flipping it over? I want to swap out the SLT I just bought with the one in the salvage tranny, but don't want to find out the hard way that flipping the transmission over resulted in some check ball issues or something like that. I figure this will be the easiest way to put in my new SLT and new filter.
Hello Hardtop you commented on 2006 Camry tread I posted a couple of days ago. Again I really appreciate your input. I wanted to know if you could tell me if there is any way to test the ECM? Or is there an ECM reset sequence?
We are at a stand still with this thing, so any help would be greatly appreciated.