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#5510 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry V-6 Bank 1 sensor 1 [zaken1]
Dec 10, 2011 (1:05 pm)
Thanks Zaken, for the words of wisdom and confidence. As there is part of me would like to attempt the job I don't think I'm set up with the right tools and no lift to get under the car. It's winter here in Illinois so I think I will have a mechanic do it. Two Mechanics I know were to busy to do it this weekend so I have to wait.
I feel I need to point out the location of the sensor to these mechanic because like you said they are challenging to locate and get to.
One thing that is bothering me is that the new sensor I got from Rock Auto Denso 234-9050 has a wire of appox 12 inches. When I was under the car the other day with a Toyota Tec I seem to think a longer wire would be needed though I could be wrong on this seeing I never saw the connector.
I'm trying to find out info to confirm the length of the wire for the Bank 1 sensor 1 on the v-6 2007 Camry.
Thanks again for your words of wisdom. You are right on! chuck
#5511 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry V-6 Bank 1 sensor 1 [zaken1]
Dec 16, 2011 (5:50 pm)
Hi Zaken, been wanting to give you an update on the fuel ratio sensor.
I found time to make it to the mechanis shop I usally have sucess with on Tuesday afternoon. One of the young mechanics working there installed the sensor while I was able to watch him do the whole job. He did a great job as the challenging part was to get to the connector which is along the firewall. He took apart the air filter assembly and throttle body which he did very quickly and was able to reach down and find the connector. I was very pleased with the job which took less than an hour and would have been quicker if not for getting to the connector. I was only charged $30 which is a great deal and I tipped the mechanic $10. The code 2195 was reset and it hasn't come back.
I'm feeling the car is responding better to shifts as far as smootheness and no heavy engine breaking. It's only been some driving around the neighborhood and back and forth to work. I will get a better feel this weekend on how much of a change this sensor is making.
I'm wondering if this sensor has been faulty long before the check engine light came on. Also wondering if it was due to carbon build up?
Zaken, thank you so much for all your insight. You have been very helpful and I have learned a lot. I feel I can do this job myself next time if I had to.
Talk to you soon, chuck
#5512 of 5646 Error codes on my 2007 Camry
Dec 17, 2011 (3:19 pm)
Hi, i use a 2007 Camry V6 Model and i recently had a scan on my engine and the resulting codes are P0010, P0157, P0368 and P0393. Does anyone have an idea of what's wrong.
Appreciate your responses.
#5513 of 5646 Re: Error codes on my 2007 Camry [skywalka]
Dec 17, 2011 (3:59 pm)
The definitions of these codes are:
P0010: "A" camshaft position actuator circuit problem (Bank 1)
P0157: Oxygen sensor circuit low voltage (Bank 2, sensor 2)
P0368: Camshaft position sensor "B" circuit high (Bank 1)
P0393: Camshaft position sensor "B" circuit high (Bank 2)
This is an unusual, and somewhat complex one. If your local dealership does not have top notch technicians in computer systems diagnosis; I would recommend going to an independent shop that specializes in computer controls and electrical systems. If you don't know of such a shop in your area; please say so, post your city and state; and I'll try to come up with a recommendation for a shop.
#5514 of 5646 Re: Error codes on my 2007 Camry [zaken1]
Dec 17, 2011 (4:14 pm)
Thanks Zaken!! I'm actually in africa at the moment so i'm pretty sure your recommendation of a shop won't help much. Would you by any chance know what could have brought up these error codes and how I could rectify it with the technicians here?
Appreciate your help.
#5515 of 5646 Re: Error codes on my 2007 Camry [skywalka]
Dec 17, 2011 (4:33 pm)
Now why would you think I can't recommend shops in Africa? Seriously, I doubt that anyone in Africa could deal with this problem; because the electronics on your car are probably not used in vehicles sold there (although I'm not 100% certain of that).
If you can correlate the appearance of the check engine light with any particular event (like perhaps the engine being steam cleaned, or getting stuck in a flood, driving over an object in the road, or the car being dropped or damaged in transit) it would be a valuable start. If anyone was playing around with the electrical wiring; this could also have been a cause.
#5516 of 5646 Re: Error codes on my 2007 Camry [zaken1]
Dec 17, 2011 (4:51 pm)
Many thanks for your response.
Apologies for underestimating your deep wealth of knowledge. I had the car shipped in from the US and its a challenge getting good technicians around here.
What could go wrong if these problems are not fixed??
#5517 of 5646 Re: Error codes on my 2007 Camry [skywalka]
Dec 17, 2011 (5:36 pm)
I wouldn't expect major consequences; but the motor would probably not run as smoothly or economically with these problems. I doubt it would shut down.
Here's a seat of the pants approach which might be helpful: Make sure there is a ground wire connected between a bolt in the engine block and a bolt in the firewall. If that wire cannot be found on your car; have a new one made from a length of approx. 14 gauge stranded electrical wire; strip the insulation off each end, and crimp a suitable size ring terminal on each end. Then fasten the wire to an engine bolt and a bolt in the firewall.
Make sure that the battery ground (negative) "-" cable goes to a clean bolt that threads directly into the engine, and is not instead fastened to a bracket or a painted part. Re-route the cable if necessary.
Disconnect and spray WD-40, brake cleaner, mass airflow sensor cleaner, trichlorethylene, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, or electrical contact cleaner into the terminals in all the electrical wiring harness plugs which lead to things on the engine. DO NOT USE CARBURETOR CLEANER OR SOLVENTS WHICH LEAVE ANY RESIDUE. Include any plugs on the firewall that lead to the engine. If these chemicals are not available; plugging and unplugging the connectors repeatedly may remove any corrosion on the contacts. A fine file or needle nose pliers may also be used to advantage in insuring a good connection in the contacts. Be careful to not distort contacts so they do not mate well. Also disconnect the battery cables from the battery and scrape their contact faces and the surface of the battery posts with a round file, or a battery cable service tool.
While the battery cables are disconnected; turn on all the electrical switches (ignition key, lights, heater, windshield wiper, radio, cruise control, fan, air conditioning, etc, and leave all the switches on for about 30 minutes. Then turn all the switches off, reinstall the battery cables and tighten the bolts until the cable clamps cannot be moved by hand pressure.
After all the above work is done; use a code scanner to clear all trouble codes which are in the computer. The car may run strangely for the first few minutes after it is started; while the computer relearns the normal sensor inputs. It will then be helpful to put the car through the entire range of its capabilities; by driving until the temperature gauge reaches normal, and then accelerating at different rates, including some full throttle bursts from perhaps 30 to 60 mph; along with driving at sustained high speeds for a mile or more (if possible).
That's all I have in my pockets at this time. Good luck to you.
#5518 of 5646 Re: Error codes on my 2007 Camry [skywalka]
Dec 17, 2011 (9:52 pm)
Hi, wanted to ask when you had the scan done on your car was your check engine light on. I'm assuming it was though it was not mentioned in your post.
I think Zaken has excellent advice. I was alos wondering do you have a remost starter hooked up in your car that could have caused an electical problem?
Hope you find a solution, chuck
#5519 of 5646 Re: Error codes on my 2007 Camry [zaken1]
Dec 17, 2011 (10:01 pm)
Is anyone else aware that when your check engine light comes on that your VSC and traction control light come on to which mean thay are not working at that time.
To me that can be a serious safety issue seeing that drivers benifit with these features while driving on slippery pavement. Why would Toyota design these features to go out when other engine codes are present.
I was driving my car recently with the check engine light on along with the VSC and Traction control lights on and took a sharp turn and realized the VSC was not working like it normally would. When these lights are on it doesn't say on or off.
Thanks for any insight, chuck