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#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?
#101 of 150 Check engine light
Sep 14, 2010 (3:57 pm)
My car is a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE six cylinder and my problem is the dreaded, check engine light. I have been reading the postings and I have a couple of questions. Does the check engine light monitor any other components than the Catalytic Converter? What if anything does Toyota say about this seemingly on going problem, year after year and model after model? I have been quoted $750 for the Converter and $200 for installation and $575 for the O2 sensor. The mechanic suggests from reading the fault codes that the back sensor (after the converter) is probably defective. I am assuming that neither of these components have any moving parts so what causes them to fail?
#102 of 150 Re: Check engine light [cthelite]
Sep 14, 2010 (4:54 pm)
The computer, actually, is what is monitoring many components, and using all of those inputs typically to adjust many things like fuel mixture, spark timing, transmission shift points, turning cooling fans on and off, etc, etc, etc. It is looking at all of the sensors, and expecting input values in a certain tolerance range. When it detects something wrong, it usually watches it for a number of cycles, and then turn on the check engine light to warn you something is wrong.
You take it somewhere to read the computer codes, or buy an inexpensive reader yourself. Your read the error codes from the computer, which will generally tell you the system or area of the vehicle that is having the problem. Sometimes the error codes will point to a specific part, but sometimes to a number of parts any which of could be the problem.
Read up on the Oxygen sensor if you want. It is sticking in the exhaust pipe subject to extremely hot temperatures and variations. Your hand would burn up if touching it, so yes, they do go bad.
#103 of 150 Re: Check engine light [kiawah]
Sep 14, 2010 (5:17 pm)
I actually got ripped off on my converter repair by Tuffy Muffler...they quoted me $300 less than Toyota for an aftermarket converter, so I told them to go ahead and repair it. They supposedly thought it was the rear converter and repaired that one. My son drove it away and called me 5 minutes after I paid for it and said the light had come back on. It failed the emissions test and I had to get a waiver to get my new plates on time. Took it back to Toyota dealer and they said Tuffy fixed the wrong one, the main front one was the one that was bad. Tuffy said it would cost $800 more! So I filed a complaint with Better Business Bureau. The only reason i took it to Tuffy was they offered a better price. Toyota wanted $700. Lesson learned...take it to the dealer to repair.