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1999 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Chart based on 124 repairs.

1999 Toyota Camry repair cost distribution

Chart based on 73 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1999 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

Toyota in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

167000 mi

US $600
Timing belt blew on the highway. Had them replace the water pump while they were at it. 

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1999 Toyota Camry 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 2009
Jul 2009

125000 mi

US $200
Hole in exhaust patched. 
Toyota in Iowa, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2014
Jul 2008

120000 mi

US $80
Rear bushing worn out - replaced to reduce interior noise (rattles) and improve ride. 
Sep 2010

146000 mi

US $26
The blower motor resistor failed - so the fan would only run on "HIGH" - replacement of resistor corrected the problem. Resistor appeared to be rusted from AC moisture. 
Feb 2012

166000 mi

US $250
Replaced driver side rear window motor/mechanism - internal parts were broken that made the window loose (it still worked but would move around when open). 
Sep 2012

175000 mi

US $300
Passenger side rear window mechanism failed. Replaced with new part from Toyota. Have replaced both mechanisms for the rear windows in the last year...repair shop said the new part is more robust than the OEM, so it should last. 
May 2013

183000 mi

US $100
TPS bad - shown by error codes, check engine light on. Car not really drivable once the TPS went bad (lurching & bucking). Replaced TPS - issue fixed. 

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1999 Toyota Camry 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in Ohio, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2008
May 2008

92000 mi

US $450
Also, EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve replaced. Charcoal canister replaced (including sensor that is built on to new unit) - couldn't determine if it has a leak or a bad sensor, but cannot order sensor separately anyway. 

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1999 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in Oklahoma, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2014
Jun 2009

100000 mi
feels like tires badly out of balance, also drivers side front looked low (which it often does and when I or the shop check it- it is normally fine or actually OVER inflated). Shop "said" they checked the air and re-balanced all 4 wheels. Yeah right.  
Jul 2010

113000 mi

US $190
replaced PCV? valve. unable to reset check engine light. code still reads same problem, drives fine. May take to another mechanic later. 
May 2012

138500 mi

US $270
Plus transmission solenoid code, replaced it. Car has always run great even with codes. Brakes put on backwards, squeak. 
May 2013

146700 mi

US $240
every 3rd try she would start, thought it was the battery I just bought (<18mos ago). Battery tested fine. parts store clerk said probably starter. I said no way this is a camry, gotta b a fuse. got home wouldn start at all. it was starter. 
Jan 2014

155000 mi

US $30
Replaced brake light switch 
Toyota in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2011
Nov 2008

131000 mi
The rear brake pad was misaligned and it was corrected. 
Toyota in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2014
Jun 2008

120000 mi

US $1200
Needed new struts. Old ones were just worn out after 9 yrs, 120 K miles. 
Feb 2010

163000 mi

US $109
Replace oxygen sensor 
Mar 2010

164000 mi

US $375
Noted excessive brake dust, brakes worn unevenly, needed pads, machined rotors. 
Aug 2010

175000 mi

US $440
Corrosion in master cylinder caused brake calipers to not release until brakes got hot. O2 sensor replacement 
Oct 2010

178000 mi
Master cylinder replacement in September had a seal leak. Repair shop replaced (under warranty) master cylinder at no cost. 
Jun 2011

197000 mi

US $180
Air Conditioning/heater blower motor stopped functioning. Unit replaced. 
Sep 2011

204000 mi

US $990
Rear window regulator failure. Parts ordered, but not repaired until a week later. 
Jan 2012

214000 mi

US $300
Alternator replacement, battery cable replacement. 
Mar 2012

220000 mi

US $55
Bad wire (overheated) on blower motor for heat/ac blower motor. 
Nov 2013

265000 mi

US $680
Timing belt broke, needed replacement. 
Apr 2014

271500 mi

US $300
Cracked radiator. Replaced the radiator. Leaky head gasket. Replaced. 
May 2014

272000 mi

US $116
Blower motor replacement. 
Jun 2014

273000 mi

US $260
Charcoal canister on EVAP system replacement 
Toyota in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

89000 mi

US $150
Water pump siezed taking out timing belt. Completely disabled vehicle No Warning. 87k After tow did work myself changed water pump,timing belt tensioner and idler pulley. Accessory belts and cooling flush. Repair Successful. Was going to do belt @ 90k 
Nov 2009

102000 mi

US $70
Heard Exhaust leak under car. Leak at failed Flex Coupling. Replaced with repair pipe made for this problem, purchased online for $70. Checked Motor Mounts all OK  Heard thump/clunk under rear of car while driving over bumps. Bad rear stabilizer bushings. Easy repair $10. Checked front stabil. bushings all OK Heater blower/fan only operates at high speed,no response on other speeds. Bad Blower Motor Resistor Pack. $15. located pass side under dash against fire wall left side.  
Dec 2009

103000 mi
Took 20 Min to fill Gas Tank. Gas pump kept clicking off every 10 seconds at 4 different gas stations. Read online about breather hose clogging with spider webs and such. Hose located under car by fuel tank. Just blew it out wth air hose Problem Solved. 
Toyota in Maryland, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

167000 mi

US $1613
Warped head, leaking gasket. 
Sep 2008

182000 mi

US $200
Replaced EGR control. 
Toyota in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2011
Jun 2008

97340 mi

C $1200
starter motor replacement, alternator replacement 
Sep 2008

102300 mi

C $300
Replace resonator exhaust pipe. 
Oct 2010

119440 mi

C $70
Replaced the valve that directs gas vapour from the gas tank to the engine for burning. 

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1999 Toyota Camry Repair Histories

149 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1999 Toyota Camry. 48 of these members (32.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 124 repairs to 1999 Toyota Camrys--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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