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#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.
#86 of 153 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry 4Cyl Ck Eng Lt, P0420 [toptech]
Feb 26, 2010 (4:22 pm)
I replaced the rear cat w an aftermarket and a few thousand miles later the ck eng lite came on. I was told by sum1 from toyota dealership that the aftermarket cat is less restrictive or the honeycomb has a different design causing the ck engine lite. I just noticed 2day an oil burning smell and i was approx 1 qt low in oil. I ck the level a few times to confirm. Any recommendations on the problem...I know of a sludge problem on these camry engines and recieved a letter from them. I'm jus trying 2 maintain this car as best as possible having 140k+.
#87 of 153 Engine-Check Light On: Overheat?
Mar 09, 2010 (4:04 pm)
My Camry's engine-check light was lit while I was driving to work today, and shortly after that, heat wave came out of the air conditioning chamber while the AC is turned off:
What does this mean?
It is a 2004 made Toyota Camry LE with 86k miles on it.
Thanks in advance.
#88 of 153 Re: Engine-Check Light On: Overheat? [frenchhoffman]
Mar 09, 2010 (7:53 pm)
What did your temperature gauge read? Did you check under the hood afterward to see how much coolant you have in the see-through reserve tank?
Caution: Do not remove the radiator cap (on the radiator itself, not the reserve tank) until the engine is cold.
#89 of 153 Re: Engine-Check Light On: Overheat? [210delray]
Mar 09, 2010 (10:15 pm)
The temperature gauge stayed in the middle. No sign of overheating on the panel... The coolant level is between MAX and MIN...
Having reviewed the Toyota Camry owner's manual, I realized that a loose fuel tank cap could also cause the light to go up (but it should go off after a few trips if there is nothing else going on).
So I checked my car's fuel tank cap and found that it couldn't be securely tightened! That is, after I turned it clockwise and heard a click--supposedly the cap should have been tightened--the cap was still loose (i.e., it can be easily pulled off the nozzle, without turning it counterclockwise)... I guess this fuel tank cap is no longer usable and needs to be replaced...
But... Why is heat coming out of the air conditioner chamber? Where does it come from? Is there a connection between the heat and the loose fuel tank cap? Is the heat or the loose fuel tank cap keeping the engine check light on? Or both?
I guess I should stop guessing and get some help...