9th Aug 2005, 13:00

I have a 1999 Camry CE and I only had the vehicle for only 6 months. The check engine soon light comes on ever so often and now my engine/car is make a clacking noise very loudly while in park. These hole in the wall mechanic shops want to charge me $1100-$2500 to correct the problem. Why do they want so much for a vehicle which I thought was the best car on the market?

And also I checked my radiator fluid and it seems to be coming out reddish color is this a problem or have they switched from green color to red?

Please help!

28th Oct 2005, 23:34

I also have a 1999 Camry and have had the Check Engine light go on (after two weeks of owning it) and it has gone on numerous times since I've had it. The brakes are not the best, and now my car rattles or will not start on a consistent basis. I'm seeing how long the car will last before I trade it in.

22nd Mar 2008, 21:40

Or the car once just simply had the window down during a rain and the interior got soaked... I had a Honda with a bad heater core similiar symptoms or perhaps just change the evaporator filter. Flood damage cars are usually plagued with electrical issues as well...

22nd Nov 2009, 01:29

I had a friend bought a new Honda Jazz in New Zealand.

Lovely car. Her late husband helped me maintain my old bombs when I was a student, so I did all the basic checks for her when I visited. I found the spare wheel well full of water!

I dried it all out, but was the car leaky, or just left open in a storm? I made a "tell-tale" of a piece of paper with a few lines written in water-based felt-tipped pen, not the permanent kind. I laid this under the spare wheel.

A month later the ink was intact, no streaks so no leaks.

Some ning-nong must have left the boot open on a brand new car, in the rain!

Oh, they also forgot to put the registration sticker on the windscreen so she drove around for a month illegally, in a brand new car..!! Oops!