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Camry vibration in idle gear and ac on.. ac off no

Customer Question

JA: Hello. What do you want help with?
Customer: camry vibration in idle gear and ac on.. ac off no vibration
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 230,000 km
JA: What year is your Camry?
Customer: engine mount change recently
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Mechanic not abe to figure out..
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for posting

Anytime there is a vibration like this the motor mounts are first to suspect, how many of the mounts were replaced?

The most common mounts to cause a problem are the mount in the front of the car near the radiator and the dog bone link at the front of the engine.

How long have you owned the car and when did you start noticing this? Was the car in an accident to your knowledge, even a minor one?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
2 months back i purchase the car ..after travelling 1200km in two days i noticed car cabin vibrating on the run..then my mechanic change the 3 mount vibration reduced but idle gear and reverse vibration notice same day...
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for the reply, the mechanic should check to see if any part of the exhaust system is making contact with th body underneath, a missing exhaust hanger, insulator or bent pipe can transfer vibration from the exhaust in to the inside. If there is no vibration in gear and the a/c off then it could be related to the a/c compressor or one of the idler pulleys for the drive belt. A worn belt tensioner pulley can also cause this so it should be checked for that as well.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Idle gear vibration only when ac on / when off nothing..
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

I understand, what year is the camry and which engine does it have?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
2007...engine don't know
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

Ok, it should have one serpentine belt do drive the accessories, there is an automatic belt tensioner that id it is worn and to loose will cause a vibration, this may be more noticeable with the extra load that the a/c compressor puts on the belt.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you for reponse but Are you sure about this...Can u send me picture..because i didn't know but i will show to my mechanic
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

I need to know if it has a V6 or 4 cylinder engine.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok...i can tell you tomorrow afternoon..because now here that ok
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

Yes, that will be fine.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
You dedicated $ was 5$ ...please refund my money...i no more required yoir service..
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

I am not in charge of deducting or charging you money in any way, you must contact the site for a refund, I can not do that here/