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#299 of 727 VSC, TRAC OFF and CEL's all on!!!
Oct 28, 2008 (7:40 am)
I have a 2005 toyota camry with approx. 80k miles on it. Today, while driving on the highway, the TRAC OFF, VSC and CEL's all went on simultaneously. Some background info on the vehicle. It was in an front-end/driver-side collision back in 2006, but was 100% fully repaired according to the body shop. In August 08, another body shop changed my front brake pads and "sanded the disc", and I changed all the rear brake pads myself (not sure if it's relevant). I read some other forums and tightened my gas cap, but that didn't seem to solve the problem. I also reset the panel per the instructions of my manual (with the odometer reset button/ignition key). But the three lights still remain. I took the car to Autozone and the codes are as follows: P0441, P0455, and P0446. Is there anything I can take a look at myself before taking it to a mechanic and spending an insane amount of $$$? Also, is the car safe to drive for the time being? Your help is appreciated, thanks!
#300 of 727 Re: VSC, TRAC OFF and CEL's all on!!! [benlbr]
Oct 28, 2008 (9:59 am)
Codes P0441,0446,0455 are related to leak on evap system.This system takes the fumes in the tank and burns them in the engine when the car starts. Its not hurting the car if the system is not working, only the atmosphere.
To get the CEL (check engine light) off remove the fuse marked STOP, or EFI (electronic fuel inj.) in the engine compartment fuse box for ten seconds with key off.
#301 of 727 Re: VSC, TRAC OFF and CEL's all on!!! [benlbr]
Oct 28, 2008 (1:27 pm)
Except if your state includes emissions inspection with your annual inspection, your vehicle won't pass with a check engine light on.
Look carefully at all of the tubing associated with the evaporation control system. You may find a tube has come off, or a plastic fitting has cracked. I had a mouse (or something) chew thru one of my tubes a couple years ago.
#302 of 727 Steering Squeel in my Steering Wheel.....
Oct 29, 2008 (9:48 am)
I have an 02 Camry w/69K miles. From new, now and then (every year or 18 months), when it started to get cold outside I would get a squeel when I would turn my steering wheel....something in teh steering column. They used to lube it for free but now she's a bit older they want to charge me $60! Whatever they used to do was usually done in 10 minutes or less. Does anyone know how to lube this area and with what?
#303 of 727 Re: Steering Squeel in my Steering Wheel..... [andrelaplume]
Oct 29, 2008 (11:56 am)
To help keep belts quiet ,spay them with belt dressing. Walk into an auto parts store and go to the isle with engine sprays and look for belt dressing spray. Its about $3.00.
Then go out to your car start it, open the hood and spray it on the area where the belts are. On the left side of the engine compartment. Spray it so it hits the inner part of the belt that is going over the pulley. Or spray the pulley where it just get ready to make contact with the belt.
#304 of 727 Re: Steering Squeel in my Steering Wheel..... [rearwheeldrive]
Oct 29, 2008 (12:15 pm)
no, this is a squeak when I physically turn the steering wheel...it in the steering column....
#305 of 727 Battery Replacement and Engine Hesitation
Oct 29, 2008 (8:55 am)
Just replaced the OEM battery (24F) for my 2004 Camry LE (4Cyl) with an Energizer that I bought from Sam's Club. Now, I'm experiencing hesitation at idle. In the store's battery catalog, there was a mention on ESP incompatability with replacement batteries which can cause hesitation.
Any one else have that experience and what countermeasures were taken?
#306 of 727 Re: Battery Replacement and Engine Hesitation [craznazn]
Oct 29, 2008 (9:56 am)
Check to make sure that the battery is good, delivering the voltage needed. It may have low voltage and need charged, or a bad cell....causing your hesitation problems. You should have close to 14Volts on it.
#308 of 727 Re: Steering Squeel in my Steering Wheel..... [andrelaplume]
Oct 29, 2008 (9:53 pm)
Squeal may be the plastic rubbing on the steering wheel not a normal maintenance thing but find some lithium spray grease in the the same section of the store and spray it on the area where the steering wheel meets the column