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#76 of 153 Re: 2003 Toyota Camry Check Engine Light is on [beachgal47]
Dec 29, 2009 (5:30 pm)
Shows how smart ur dealer was. As I have said maybe 5 times in here now aftermarket converters will NOT work on these cars. Amazing the amount of mechanics out there and even dealers that dont have a clue! What do u mean a sensor could be tunred off by a dealer? U cant turn off sensors unless u unplug one wich will put on ur ck engine light .That does not make any sense at all.
#77 of 153 Catalytic Converter
Jan 02, 2010 (10:28 am)
The dealer just charged me $110 for Diagnostic and said that I had a P0420 code Ihave just allowed the dealer to replace a Gas line in the car or something with the check engine light on for$400.00 now the car cuts off and will not start and he is now saying it is the Catalytic Converter and want to charge $1800.00 is he crazy. I am for sure not paying that but Ihave to get my car repaired it does have a 138374 miles on it. Any sugguestion
#78 of 153 Re: Also looking for Service Bulletin for Toyota Camry Catalytic Converter [squeeb]
Jan 09, 2010 (12:00 pm)
Looking online I found the following:
I think this is the TSB: EG024-04
(google "filetype:pdf EG024-04" the first link brought up the document for me)
The TSB mentions warranty coverage for 8 years or 80,000 miles; confirmed in my owner's manual for a 2003 Camry bought in Georgia.
And a question:
My wife's '03 check engine light came on 200 or so miles into a road trip immediatly following a fill-up at an unfamiliar gas station. Is it possible that bad gas is the culprit? We are 20,000+ miles past the covered warranty period of the emmissions system. I reset the computer to see if the reading was a fluke- doubtful but worth a shot.
#80 of 153 Re: Also looking for Service Bulletin for Toyota Camry Catalytic Converter [ugajustin]
Jan 09, 2010 (9:53 pm)
Do any of the 2007 to 2010 Camry 4 cylinder models have the catalytic converter problem? ALSO, up to how many miles and up to how many years is the catalytic converter covered under the warranty for the 2010 Camry LE 4 cylinder? I would like to know because I just leased a brand new 2010 Camry LE 4 cylinder and I will be driving it around 18,000 miles each year for the next 3 years for a total of 54,000 miles. By the time that I give the car back when the lease expires on it the car will have between 50,000 and 54,000+ miles on it.
I would like to know whether or not I will be covered under the warranty if my Camry starts having any problems with its catalytic converter once it gets past 3 yrs./36,000 miles?
Does anybody know anything about this? I would like to know.
#81 of 153 Re: Also looking for Service Bulletin for Toyota Camry Catalytic Converter [gtgtcobra]
Jan 10, 2010 (2:54 pm)
It's warranted longer than 3 years/54K+ miles. Check your warranty booklet that came with the car.
#82 of 153 2004 Camry Ck Eng Lite - P0420 & Other ?
Jan 20, 2010 (9:26 am)
My 2004 Camry approx 124K mi. (4 cyl LE) When I start it up blows blue smoke but it goes away as soon as driving car as usual. Small leak/stain for long time in driveway under car and where I park it at a job I go to. 1 yr ago had Ck Engine Lite, guy said was catalytic converter don't worrry till I have to go for emissions test & turned it off. It's back on and I am worried can I be doing damage to car by ignoring it? Drives fine but for the blue smoke thing on startup. Everyplace wants $99 or so for test where they go deeper into it. I've lost main job for 1 yr now, working part time jobs & debts high. What is best order to tackle things? Any intelligent feedback appreciated. Pinina in Phoenix Az
#83 of 153 Re: 2004 Camry Ck Eng Lite - P0420 & Other ? [pinina]
Jan 20, 2010 (11:08 am)
Blue smoke on startup, is usually a result of worn valve seals. When the engine is off and sits, oil from up on top of the valves can leak past a worn seal, and collect in the cylinder. When you start the engine, if fills the cylinder w/gas-air mixture and starts to run, burning off the leaked oil.
You can do a google search on worn valve seals, as well as get some estimates from folks over the phone what they'd charge to fix it.
Just saved you $99, which you can put forward to getting the job done. Good luck.
#84 of 153 2003 Camry Check Engine Light
Feb 22, 2010 (7:54 am)
I got the check engine light on my 2003 camry last night. Took it to the local repair shop and was told that my manifold cataytic converter is not functioning properly. The mechanic has informed me that I should change the convereter & the air fuel ratio sensor. The cost to replace it is $1014.00 & the cost to replace the air fuel sensor is $212.00. Do these prices make sense or should I be getting another quote?
#85 of 153 Re: 2003 Camry Check Engine Light [raj0327]
Feb 22, 2010 (12:35 pm)
The catalaytic converter is welded to the exhaust pipe and then bolts to the engine. Removal involves removing the bolts at the engine, then cutting the pipe off at the exhaust. This bolted part of the convertor is placed on a bench, and cut again. This cut is made right at the front of the convertor. Now you get a new converter and weld it back on in the same exact way it was cut so the bolts will align back up. Place it on the car and weld it to the exhaust pipe.
Converters differ in price from cheap aftermarket to dealer priced parts.
I would search the many discussion on this part in this forum to make a decision on the price.. The Air Fuel Sensor labor should be included with the converter replace. It is bolted to the converter inlet and takes a whole two minutes to replace..About a $100.00 item at your local auto parts store.