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#533 of 678 White Bottle Mystery (WBM) again
May 10, 2009 (2:59 am)
And again I'm the one who first raised the question.
I stopped at a Toyota service department today just to ask. The service writer explained that it baffles sound from the air intake. 210delray, is that what you meant by 'resonator'? It has nothing to do with moisture, just air (sound). Last month I got a similar but vaguer answer from another service writer, who also noted that there are other sound bafflers in the engine compartment. There is a black triangular small box beside the mass airflow sensor (MAS) up between the air filter housing and the engine on fourbangers. This is called a resonator.
Google 'Toyota Camry air intake baffle' and you will see that there may have been an engine noise problem on some 2003 Camrys.
My next step to close on this matter will be to stop at a parts desk and have the guy look it up in Toyota's database.
#534 of 678 Re: White Bottle Mystery (WBM) again [metalibrarian]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 10, 2009 (9:24 am)
That does make more sense than a "water trap for the oil", now doesn't it?
#535 of 678 Re: Mystery Bottle [Mr_Shiftright]
May 10, 2009 (11:16 am)
I think I solved the mystery bottle questions or have a good theory to help contribute here.
I went back to the original post #517 well really its post #466and #477. This got me reading post #511and 512. Now stay with me here, post #511 and #512 sounds like the lady is probably from Guam. And they have a lot of moisture in that part of the world, I think. And she's sounds like she has the same problem as my Camry.
My Camry is running like crap too. Has been since I got a good deal for it when I saw it for sale all shinning and new looking along the side of the road The seller just said it just got painted and is a excellent car but hated to sell it . Well I'm getting off track here but long story short it missing those hoses that are mentioned in post #520. the ones that collect moisture.
Now I live in a desert but I thinking if the dealer is right in post#511, because its seems he knows the car best, Hell he made it.Or at least when theres nothing wrong with the car and needs useless service. And this collector mystery bottle is not on mine well the bottle is but the hoses are missing, like in post#.520 and so on... Then this is probably contributing to our problem. Me and Guam lady.
I know your about to say the "Desert Cars" don't need them parts, but here at night it gets cold and if you ever had boy scout training like me, you know at night to survive in the desert, you dig a small hole or rather during the day, and cover it. Then at night all that condensation builds up in that hole, or as in this case the engine compartment, if the hood is not left open from working on the car the day before. Then you got moisture. Just like the dealer guy said in post #517.
Anyhow I hope this helps cause I got a lot of rubber hoses that go nowhere and I think I finally figured out why. Thanks for the input.from all other post I haven't had time or space to mention here.
#536 of 678 Re: White Bottle Mystery (WBM) again [metalibrarian]
May 11, 2009 (11:03 am)
Yes, that is what I meant by "resonator." These are also used in some exhaust systems besides mufflers (they look like small mufflers), and the purpose is the same: to reduce noise.
May 14, 2009 (5:28 am)
i have lost the one key to my company car, a 2004 camry. The dealer wants $310 to replace the key set and the computer, do I have any other choice in this matter?
#538 of 678 Re: can't find keys! [tracedog67]
May 14, 2009 (5:43 am)
I assume the key you lost, is the key with integrated security chip, and remote door opener keyfob. When you buy a replacement, it has to be cut, then configured with the car computers for both the security feature and the door opening feature.
You can get a key that only has the security chip in it without the door keyfob, which would be cheaper.
#539 of 678 Good Will repair
May 14, 2009 (1:48 pm)
Anyone have any luck with Toyota doing a good Will repair?
I have a 2001 Camry with 101000 mi that just had its Cat.Converter replaced by a independent dealer. Is it worth pursuing some relief from Toyota?
I believe under the emissions warranty the cat. is warranted for 10 yrs.
and/or 100000mi. Correct?
#540 of 678 Re: Good Will repair [grampy1]
May 14, 2009 (2:00 pm)
slim to none, if they didn't put in a Toyota Cat, and it wasn't a Toyota dealer who diagnosed the need and did the labor.
#541 of 678 Cost of Repainting Bumper
May 14, 2009 (6:03 pm)
Hi, I have a pearl white 1999 Toyota Solara SLEV6 with 110,000 miles. Recently, while I was parked at the mall parking lot, I realized someone rear-ended my rear bumper while I was out shopping and not the car. I have full insurance coverage but a $500 deductible. There is just some paint that is chipping off and cracking. The bumper is not dented in or damaged otherwise. I was thinking I should report to the insurance carrier as a hit and run but also thought about taking it to MAACO to get it repainted for about $300 since my deductible alone is $500. I am worried the paint will continue to chip off or the bumper might rust. Any suggestions or recommendations?
#542 of 678 Re: Cost of Repainting Bumper [cellotrack]
May 15, 2009 (5:43 am)
It's a 10 years old car, so, cracking paint can be normal. I just don't think it's the result of someone rear-ended your car. The bumper is plastic, thus no rust. Also, re-paint the bumper alone on a 10 years old car might look funny.
I wouldn't bother w/ the insurance co. for such a small claim. IMO, you shouldn't have full coverage on a 10 years old Camry w/ 110K miles.