Camry 02 V6 - Replaced Spark Plugs - Check Engine Light Came On -What's Wrong?

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Old 24 Dec 2008, 08:54 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Camry 02 V6 - Replaced Spark Plugs - Check Engine Light Came On -What's Wrong?

Dear All;

I recently replaced the spark plugs on my 02 Camry SE V6. Let me just
say that it was INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT to reach the rear 3 plugs as they
sit underneath the intake manifold, way to the rear of the engine
compartment. To reach those, I had to unplug some wires reaching on
top of the engine, then loosen the intake manifold.

Along the way I broke a tiny air valve that sits underneath intake
manifold, and replaced it right away, before starting the car.

When everything was put back together, the car started wonderfully,
only to notice the engine light come on. I had the codes checked at
the dealer and they indicated a malfunctioning Catalytic Converter and
A/F Sensor and some other emissions stuff. Later that day, the VCS/
TRAC OFF light came on as well. The service guy at the dealer said
those typically come on together with the Check Engine light, which
sounds like something he
pulled out of somewhere!

The car drives well, no hesitation, no weird behavior, but has no
traction control, naturally.

While loosening the manifold I had to use a little force to flex it
out of place. My guess is that it I may have yanked something out
place: may be a wire issue, or a sensor.

What are your guesses?

Thanks in advance!

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