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I have had my car just under a week and now I have to take it back to the car lot so they can fix the thing. I can't drive over ten minutes at a time in it or else it will die on me and the when the car dies, the brakes die too.
I'm dropping the car off in a few hours and just letting them keep it till they fix it, I doubt they will fix it right, since the car was such a piece off the lot. I can't say it was that bad, really, but it was missing turn signal bulb, jack & lugwrench, had an unfuntional radio, small crap like that.
It would be my fault I guess, I didn't even see the car before we bought it, my fiancee knew I wanted a Gen 3 Camry so bad and see looked at it told me she would get it when she got her 98 Accord.
But hey, the car lot has a warranty on used cars, and mine should be fixed and the difference of the warranty should be added onto the loan we have from them.
I know you probably don't care, I just needed to vent on what was going on with the car.
 

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Thanks all. They don't have an on-site garage like I thought they did, they will be driving a half hour to their mechanic and hopefully the car dying will be reproduced. I assume the mechanic has diagnostic equptment and can identify a problem without having to reproduce it first. At least I'm not without a car for the times it's gone too, I have my ol tuner Honda, LOL.
 

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I hope nothing else is wrong with it. :(
 

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Sorry for bumping this thread, but they have had the car over a week now and they ran diagnostics and cannot find a thing wrong with the car. It dies after heavy use or highway use when I use the brake. I will drive the car around 50 mph for a while then when I get on an off-ramp and press the brakes to slow down, the car will just die and I lose use of my brakes. This has happened at an intersection too and I just coasted through a red light, very dangerous. The shop says that they cannot reproduce the effect and the diagnostic was fine. What do I tell the shop to look for? I want the car fixed, I don't care if they can't reproduce the car dying, it still dies and it's a hazard. Any input from you guys would be greatly appriciated. It's a 95 LE with 150,000 miles.
P.S. you don't think that just because I added Engine Restore to the oil and ran a thing of concentrated fuel injector cleaner through the tank could have fixed this problem by itself?
 

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The only time the brakes die is when the car dies. Maybe the car dying causes the power in the power brakes to die and this will make the brakes harder to push? I have no idea. I will get the car back in a day or two and if it happens again, I will use the "lemon law" to get my money back and choose another car.
 
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