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#91 of 150 Re: Free Catalytic Converter replacement for older Camrys [middleroad]
Mar 12, 2010 (10:08 am)
Thanks, with your information, I found I have the TSB itself, which I originally obtained from the Bedford County Library (Indiana) online. (They have since removed these TSBs from public access.)
TSB EG024-04, July 1, 2004
M.I.L. “ON” DTC P0420 [Note: M.I.L. = Malfunction Indicator Lamp = Check engne light]
‘02 – ‘04 Camry (2AZ-FE) (Non PZEV)
Some 2002 - 2004 model year Camry vehicles equipped with the 4 cylinder (2AZ--FE) engine may exhibit a M.I.L. “ON” condition with Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold, Bank 1) in the Engine Control Module (ECM) (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module/PCM). The ECM (PCM) logic has been modified and a redesigned catalyst has been provided.
MODEL Camry (2AZ-FE)
PLANT / PRODUCTION CHANGE EFFECTIVE VIN
TMM Kentucky Line 1: 4T1BE3#K#4U323000
TMM Kentucky Line 2: 4T1BE3#K#4U869000
Tsutsumi Japan: JTDBE3#K#40283686
The repair procedure in this TSB is similar to TSB No. EG013-04 “Excessive Sulfur Dioxide Odor.” The recalibration of the ECM (PCM) should only be performed ONCE.
Recalibrate Engine ECM (PCM)
R & R Catalytic Converter Assembly
All 2002 - 2004 model year vehicles equipped with manual transmissions require replacement of the catalytic converter assembly only.
This repair is covered under the Toyota Specified Major Emission Control Component Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle’s in-service date.
* Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer’s specific complaint.
This isn't the complete TSB, but being in pdf form, I copied the most important portions for people to move forward with any complaints.
Hope this helps!
#92 of 150 Re: Catalytic Converter REPLACED
Apr 08, 2010 (7:42 am)
I own a 2003 Camry with 135,000 miles and I just had the catalytic converter placed by the Toyota dealership - not aftermarket. My car seems really sluggish now -- not much power at all. I turned on the a/c (1,500miles after the replacement of the cc) and I felt like I was driving a dump truck. Is this typical? Are there any symptoms I should look for? The rpms are normal -- just no power.. Any ideas???
#93 of 150 Re: Catalytic Converter REPLACED [vs2]
Apr 08, 2010 (1:17 pm)
I just had it done on a 2002 Camry 4 cyl over 150,000 miles and it is still as snappy as ever. Did they reprogram the ECM after the replacement? It must be done and then you have to retrain the computer to how you drive. It's a bummer my 2002 Camry has more power and speed than my 2008 Tacoma and better gas mileage, 30mpg. I wish they would have used the same engine in my 2008.
#94 of 150 2003 Camry replace engine control module?
May 02, 2010 (8:25 am)
I have a 2003 Toyota Camry (original owner) 116K miles. The engine light came on and stays on No mechanical problems. Took it to dealer, they say i need to have engine control module replaced; code P0607. Cost would be over $1,000. Does this really need to be replaced? Could I have it done cheaper somewhere else? I need my car for work, and certainly don't want to buy a new car at this time.
#95 of 150 Re: 2003 Camry replace engine control module? [cogi320]
May 03, 2010 (1:24 pm)
By all means, get a second opinion from an independent reputable shop. Ask for recommendations from friends, relatives, or co-workers.
#96 of 150 2004 Camry - Help
May 18, 2010 (4:31 pm)
In the past 4 months, I had to have a rebuilt transmission. Then my check engine light came on shortly thereafter and I was told that the catalytic converter needs to be replaced of which I have not yet replaced. Yesterday, my car began to overheat around noon, replaced the coolant with water and the temperature gauge went back to normal for the rest of the day. However on my way home, my car abrubtly stopped and steam started pouring from my engine and I had to be towed to the auto mechanic. Again, I am being told the unimaginable...that I need to replace the engine now. I have taken pretty good care of my car and while it does have 140,000 miles I NEVER thought all this would occur in a matter of months. Any suggestions would be so appreciated! Thank you so much!!!
#97 of 150 Re: Free Catalytic Converter replacement for older Camrys [middleroad]
Jun 05, 2010 (6:25 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Camry and my check engine light came on , i then took it to a toyota dealer and they told me that the Catalytic Converter needed to be replaced . Can you please email me a copy of the Sercvice Bulletin for the catalytic coverter. Thanks Alot!!
#98 of 150 2004 Toyota Camry 4Cyl Ck Eng Lt, P0420
Jun 05, 2010 (6:38 pm)
I was just checking back on this thread, after posting last year about my 04 Camry and the dreaded P0420 code, I am surprised to see the thread still active.
Nevertheless, I finally got around this spring to getting new converter installed at about 185K. I am happy to say that I just turned 205K and the check engine light has not reappeared. So it appears, in my case a new converter was needed.
#99 of 150 Re: Free Catalytic Converter replacement for older Camrys [bg8]
Jun 05, 2010 (6:41 pm)
See my summary of the TSB in post #91.
#100 of 150 2002 camry check engine/cat. conv
Jul 12, 2010 (1:06 pm)
My 2002 check engine light is on.
Dealer said it needs cat. conv. and reflash before it can pass e-check inspection that I need before next month. Car only has 77,000 miles on it. Is the dealer the only one who can fix it?