1994 Toyota Camry

Old 07-18-07, 11:16 AM
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1994 Toyota Camry

Just bought a Camry with high miles but in great shape other than some minor problems. First is the trunk support. The trunk will not stay open by itself and it looks like it's supported by some type or torsion rod where a black clip (for lack of a better work) in the middle of the rod is broken or detached from the forward wall of the trunk (just above the opening into the back seat). Has anyone ever had this problem and if so how can it be corrected? I've looked for trunk support parts online but have only found the
small struts you usually find on hatchbacks but those are not used on my trunk.

Second problem is a power steering leak. Haven't examined closely yet but was wondering if trying some Lucas Oil power steering stop leak would be adviseable? What are the potential problem areas I should check?

Third is the light on the dash that illuminates the AC fan switch and temp control does not work so I assume a bulb is blown. What type of bulb does it use and is it easy to replace?
Old 07-18-07, 11:46 AM
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Forget about the lighting in the instument panel. Had the same thing on my wife's previous Camry ('95). Not fun to take apart and when I did I discovered the itty-bitty bulbs are attached to a small harness joining them together like a Christmas tree light string. The bulbs themselves are not replaceable and I didn't even want to think about what Toyota would have wanted for it since it is obviously a dealer part. If you're brave you can ask at the nearest Toy dealer and see how much.

Power steering leak, depends on where it's leaking - pump or the rack. Either way, mechanic-in-a-can is probably a long shot when the mileage starts to get up there.

Not sure about the trunk lid. You might try visiting a junk yard and see if you can find one intact to see what makes it tick and if you can get the part(s).

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