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Hi all, as seen in my username, the 1998 Toyota Camry 3.0L V6 LE that I'm currently taking care of has a number of issues. It's seen a lot of road time (around 474k miles) and I'm just hoping I can fix it enough to go back to a smooth commuter car.
 

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Hey there SMP, and welcome to the TN forums! You're in the right place. There are a bunch of knowledgeable members here to help you out with just about any problem. Be sure the skim thru The Sticky full of links to DIY threads. Chances are good you'll find what you're looking for. If not, post up!
 

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Just picked up a 99 Solara 5S-FE with a 5 speed and 344k on the clock, and guess why I'm here? lol

Actually love this car compared to the Chrysler I currently drive, you can actually get your hands inside the engine bay to work on it.
 

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Hi people. Lyrrad85z. My name backwards and birth year and then a Z, like 350z. I made this when I was 13, the username... And I like the way it looks...
Check my profile for details on the love of my life right now
 

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Hi,
I'm an old guy from 'Bama. How can you tell I'm old? Because I signed up with my real name instead of the gamer tag I'd used the past 20 years, that's how! See, I'm so practical and lazy now that it's easier to sign off "K B" than "Tinkicker"...
My main ride has been a 2004 Tacoma TRD since 2007, but since I've decided I want to preserve it's low-mile (105,000) condition AND my wife and I like travelling, I'm looking for a 3rd generation Camry to restore and improve specifically for ride comfort, high fuel mileage, and control...and because I can't afford a new one!
I've always liked those older Camry's, and now that the kids are grown we don't have to take her minivan on trips. So I thought this would be a good way to have an interesting project and get something nice for me and my wife to enjoy.
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Hello all! Just signed up today. I just bought a '99 LE that a neighbor was selling. He had his own CNG filling station and has a CNG system in the car. I have an agreement with the current owner to fill my car there once a week. (It runs on gasoline too) I plan to use it as a commuter. My 17 year old boy has a 2002, so Camrys are popular with us! I will be happy to share details about the CNG as I learn more about the system. It has 201,500 mi and I just had the rear crossmember subframe replaced with a southern car's part. In recent years it had new struts and other repairs. Runs nice and smooth now. 20 years ago when I first met my my wife, she had a 99 Camry brand new... so this brings back nice memories! I am sure I will have questions as I get to know this new/old car, so thanks for being a resource.
 

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Hello all!

I married my dream girl on 7/9/2019, and she brought her 1997 Camry LE V6 into the marriage.

On our way to our new home on 7/15/2019, the right rear forward lateral control arm snapped, and we had to get it towed for repair. $309 installed. Major charliefox misadventure, too.

Since then, I've pretty well tore through its rear end. It's spent about 6 of the last 9 weeks with its butt up on jackstands.

I've now got aftermarket (Lowe's) bolts holding the new trailing arms onto the knuckles, because both old bolts were frozen solid to the old bushings. I've also found that the right sway bar bushing is mounted to a bracket that's got one of its captive nuts missing, and a really dodgy aftermarket nut and bolt in its place, upside-down and untorqueable.

It's just had 6 of the 8 control arms replaced. Only the two rear (adjustable) lateral arms remain.

It still has a rear end creak in it, that only shows up off-pavement, or when transitioning from reverse to forward or vice-versa. Could that be the lateral arms? Could that be the dodgy sway bar mount? Is it likely to be the rear subframe bushings? Or am I likely looking at some rogue bolt that isn't properly torqued somewhere back there?

The engine ran like a swiss watch until it spent those weeks nose-down on jackstands. Now it's skipping and farting at idle, and throwing a Cyl-5 misfire code. I haven't pulled the spark plugs to inspect, just yet - it's fine above idle, isn't up for inspection until March, and the suspension issues take priority.
 
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