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Camry stuff added (for older Camrys) - need more
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March 28, 2006, 2:05 PM
The Camry page now has some specs and owner notes for the first generations. Can you fill in the empty spaces?

March 29, 2006, 9:11 PM#1
I have some info on Camrys - let me see if I post some here or just PM you the info when I get back home.

March 29, 2006, 9:32 PM#2
That'd be great! Thanks...either way

April 2, 2006, 4:24 PM#3
I accidentally poured some DOT3 in the powersteering reservoir of my 87 camry. I topped it from the Min to the Max line. Do I need to somehow drain / bleed the entire fluid, or can I suck it out, or can I just leave it? Did the DOT3 mix with the DEXRON, or is it lying on top. I have not moved or started the car since I did this.

April 2, 2006, 4:45 PM#4
Need to get it pumped out ASAP. If you havent driven the car or started the engine - sucking excess fluid out of the reservoir might get a majority of it, Otherwise, siphoning the reservoir is the first step - refill with clean fluid, disconnect the return line, start engine and work the steering wheel back and forth to work the contaminated fluid out of the system - refill reservoir and repeat. If that sounds a bit much - a dealership should be able to fluch it out to the tune of $75 and up - depending on where you live at. Here in the DC Metro area - with a coupon, it runs about $150 >> $175 without discount.

April 2, 2006, 8:03 PM#5
Agreed. Believe me, I've heard of enough dead transmissions from that sort of thing.

July 6, 2006, 2:36 PM#6
Question if youcan help..1991 Camry. Damaged transmission pan(hole in it) doesnt start or shift gears, If I put a new pan on what are the chances that is the only damage?

July 6, 2006, 4:16 PM#7
Really depends on where the hole is, how large it is, how long the transmission was run before the problem was first noticed. Having the transmission come out unscathed and the only fix being a replacement pan is pretty slim, but possible.

What I'd worry about are cracks in or physical damage to the transaxle itself - as a hit to the pan strong enough to hole it may also be strong enough to damage the case itself. If the pan is also pushed up - you could have damaged the fluid pickup as well as the valvebody itself - could be mean an expensive fix or needing a new transmission.


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