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    1989 Prado & Camry Ateva
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  1. Thanks for your welcoming words Carlos. I have owned my Camry since new. For the first 4 years it was my company car then it become my wife's car, now that I am retired its our everyday shopping trolley. Until now its been the most reliable car I have owned, and I've had a few. The only things I have replaced was the radiator last year, a rear seat belt early this year and had the alternator reconditioned a few years ago. Apart from that little things like interior door handles where the plastic becomes weak due to age but that will happen in any car. Regards Paul
  2. I can just get a 14mm open ended spanner onto the bolt head behind the pulley. I tried to move it but its too tight and I am worried about rounding off the bolt head. Perusing some of the USA Camry sites I came across a link to "Camry Owners & Service Manuals". Toyota Camry: Chain (2AZ−FE)(From July, 2003) - Engine mechanical (tcamanual.com) This is an excellent website with the complete Camry workshop manual, explaining each step in detail with accompanying diagrams. It says to remove the front engine mount (the one near the radiator). I had taken the top bolt out of mine bu
  3. I have a leaking head gasket and need to remove the front timing cover to get the head off. Almost finished dismantling all the ancillary gear around the front of the 2AZFE engine but can't get to a bolt holding the Power Steering Pump to the engine. After removing the front engine mount and lowering the engine I was able to get the lower pump mounting bolt off but can't get to the upper one as its behind a chassis rail. Looking at some of the photos in the Haynes manual, and YouTube videos, they show most of the power steering pump pulley visible and the upper bolt accessible. In my c
  4. Thanks Tony for the link, I will order one.
  5. Those JTech tools seem to be excellent value. I will have to get a set as I have some other cars that could also use them (Jaguar, MX5 & F100). Do you have a link to the Amazon site? Regards Paul
  6. I am using the online version of the Haynes manual for the Camry (courtesy of the National Library of Australia all manuals are available to Australian residents). However the manuals seem to be based on the USA models which sometimes differ from the Australian version. This is where YouTube comes to the rescue. Its been great in clarifying points that the manual skips over. Had to duck out to Supercheap this afternoon to pick up a set of E-Torx sockets. For reasons known only to Toyota they used these Torx style nuts on an exhaust support bracket and also some studs in the head.
  7. Tony, I have the 2AZFE 4 cylinder engine. Stripping down to get the head off now. Will post pictures once head is off. Thanks for the link to the video, very informative. Paul
  8. I was able to disconnect the fuel line at the other end of the hose where it connects to a pipe near the firewall. There was a push type connector that was easily removed. However I have ordered a Toyota/Nissan Fuel Line Disconnect Tool from a Melbourne company for $8.80. Its due to arrive here tomorrow. Nissan/Toyota Fuel Injector Feed Line Disconnecting Tool (ozwidetools.com.au) Meanwhile I have removed the inlet manifold and got closer to the source of the coolant leak. The photo below shows the tell-tale sign of the coolant leak just under the inlet manifold. Th
  9. Thanks campbeam for the video. It certainly clarifies the task at hand. I will see if I can source the Lisle Fuel Disconnect tool locally otherwise I will try Tony Prodigy's suggestion of using two small screwdrivers. Will let you know how I get on. Paul
  10. Thanks to campbeam and Tony for your welcoming words.
  11. I am in the process of removing the head to replace a leaking head gasket. I purchased a fuel line disconnect set from Supercheap to disconnect the fuel line at the fuel rail but they do not work. Its seems that the Camry had an extra ridge in the fuel line which prevents this type of tool from engaging with the quick disconnect on the fuel line. Can someone please advise the correct tool to use for this application or alternatively how to make your own. Thanks, Paul
  12. Hi All After lurking in these forums over the years it was time to join. There is a lot of experience among the members of this club and eventually I hope to contribute to that also. Regards Paul

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