Engine Light On - Camry 2005 4 cyl

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Old 04 Jun 2009, 11:06 am   #1 (permalink)
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My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
light on since last Sunday. I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
light went on. The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
any issues when driving. I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.

Thanks and regards,

Wes
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Old 04 Jun 2009, 07:02 pm   #2 (permalink)
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You need to have access to a reader, preferably for free of course.
What you can do is loosen and tighten the gas cap, pull the EFI fuse
(preferred) or disconnect the battery (having to reset radio stations)
for a minute to clear the code. See if the code comes back.

Under or over the 60K mile mark? In the US there is the powertrain
warranty, so I assume yours may have expired having to ask that
question. Nothing beats having a problem fixed for free.

We can get an OBD-II/CAN reader for around $40 USD here, which is much
cheaper than having the dealer just read out the code for you. Maybe
there are auto parts stores willing to read them out for free, as we
do in the US.



On Jun 4, 9:06*am, "wbrac...@gmail.com" <wbrac...@gmail.com> wrote:
> My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> light on since last Sunday. *I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> light went on. *The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> any issues when driving. *I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.
>
> Thanks and regards,
>
> Wes


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Old 04 Jun 2009, 07:02 pm   #3 (permalink)
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You need to have access to a reader, preferably for free of course.
What you can do is loosen and tighten the gas cap, pull the EFI fuse
(preferred) or disconnect the battery (having to reset radio stations)
for a minute to clear the code. See if the code comes back.

Under or over the 60K mile mark? In the US there is the powertrain
warranty, so I assume yours may have expired having to ask that
question. Nothing beats having a problem fixed for free.

We can get an OBD-II/CAN reader for around $40 USD here, which is much
cheaper than having the dealer just read out the code for you. Maybe
there are auto parts stores willing to read them out for free, as we
do in the US.



On Jun 4, 9:06*am, "wbrac...@gmail.com" <wbrac...@gmail.com> wrote:
> My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> light on since last Sunday. *I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> light went on. *The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> any issues when driving. *I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.
>
> Thanks and regards,
>
> Wes


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Old 04 Jun 2009, 07:40 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Jun 4, 9:02*pm, johngd...@hotmail.com wrote:
> You need to have access to a reader, preferably for free of course.
> What you can do is loosen and tighten the gas cap, pull the EFI fuse
> (preferred) or disconnect the battery (having to reset radio stations)
> for a minute to clear the code. See if the code comes back.
>
> Under or over the 60K mile mark? In the US there is the powertrain
> warranty, so I assume yours may have expired having to ask that
> question. Nothing beats having a problem fixed for free.
>
> We can get an OBD-II/CAN reader for around $40 USD here, which is much
> cheaper than having the dealer just read out the code for you. Maybe
> there are auto parts stores willing to read them out for free, as we
> do in the US.
>
> On Jun 4, 9:06*am, "wbrac...@gmail.com" <wbrac...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> > light on since last Sunday. *I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> > a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> > light went on. *The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> > any issues when driving. *I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> > can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> > I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.

>
> > Thanks and regards,

>
> > Wes


My 2000 Camry LE with almost 200,000 kms on it just did the same
thing. The engine seems to be running fine, but i'm not taking any
chances. I have it going in tomorrow morning to get diagnosed.
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Old 04 Jun 2009, 07:40 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Jun 4, 9:02*pm, johngd...@hotmail.com wrote:
> You need to have access to a reader, preferably for free of course.
> What you can do is loosen and tighten the gas cap, pull the EFI fuse
> (preferred) or disconnect the battery (having to reset radio stations)
> for a minute to clear the code. See if the code comes back.
>
> Under or over the 60K mile mark? In the US there is the powertrain
> warranty, so I assume yours may have expired having to ask that
> question. Nothing beats having a problem fixed for free.
>
> We can get an OBD-II/CAN reader for around $40 USD here, which is much
> cheaper than having the dealer just read out the code for you. Maybe
> there are auto parts stores willing to read them out for free, as we
> do in the US.
>
> On Jun 4, 9:06*am, "wbrac...@gmail.com" <wbrac...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> > light on since last Sunday. *I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> > a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> > light went on. *The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> > any issues when driving. *I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> > can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> > I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.

>
> > Thanks and regards,

>
> > Wes


My 2000 Camry LE with almost 200,000 kms on it just did the same
thing. The engine seems to be running fine, but i'm not taking any
chances. I have it going in tomorrow morning to get diagnosed.
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 06:25 am   #6 (permalink)
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I don't know where you are located, but if you are in the US and have an
AUTOZONE store near you, I understand that they will read the code for
you(free??). Other auto parts store may provide this servicetoo eiter free
or for a nominal fee.
HTH
JerryR

<wbraczko@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:6219b0aa-e2f2-4a95-9202-4118d44253b9@n8g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
> My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> light on since last Sunday. I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> light went on. The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> any issues when driving. I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.
>
> Thanks and regards,
>
> Wes



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Old 05 Jun 2009, 06:25 am   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know where you are located, but if you are in the US and have an
AUTOZONE store near you, I understand that they will read the code for
you(free??). Other auto parts store may provide this servicetoo eiter free
or for a nominal fee.
HTH
JerryR

<wbraczko@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:6219b0aa-e2f2-4a95-9202-4118d44253b9@n8g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
> My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> light on since last Sunday. I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> light went on. The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> any issues when driving. I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.
>
> Thanks and regards,
>
> Wes



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Old 05 Jun 2009, 07:00 am   #8 (permalink)
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On Jun 5, 7:25*am, "JerryR" <yjr...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I don't know where you are located, but if you are in the US and have an
> AUTOZONE store near you, I understand that they will read the code for
> you(free??). Other auto parts store may provide this servicetoo eiter free
> or for a nominal fee.
> HTH
> JerryR
>
> <wbrac...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:6219b0aa-e2f2-4a95-9202-4118d44253b9@n8g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> > light on since last Sunday. *I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> > a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> > light went on. *The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> > any issues when driving. *I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> > can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> > I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.

>
> > Thanks and regards,

>
> > Wes


1999 Camry with 180K miles light came on 2 years ago. Autozone said O2
sensor was bad. replaced it, next year same thing. Car as 2 sensors.
Replaced the other one and so far no engine light.
My 2 cents.
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 07:00 am   #9 (permalink)
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On Jun 5, 7:25*am, "JerryR" <yjr...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I don't know where you are located, but if you are in the US and have an
> AUTOZONE store near you, I understand that they will read the code for
> you(free??). Other auto parts store may provide this servicetoo eiter free
> or for a nominal fee.
> HTH
> JerryR
>
> <wbrac...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:6219b0aa-e2f2-4a95-9202-4118d44253b9@n8g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> > light on since last Sunday. *I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> > a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> > light went on. *The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> > any issues when driving. *I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> > can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> > I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.

>
> > Thanks and regards,

>
> > Wes


1999 Camry with 180K miles light came on 2 years ago. Autozone said O2
sensor was bad. replaced it, next year same thing. Car as 2 sensors.
Replaced the other one and so far no engine light.
My 2 cents.
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 10:28 am   #10 (permalink)
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On Jun 4, 8:02*pm, johngd...@hotmail.com wrote:
> You need to have access to a reader, preferably for free of course.
> What you can do is loosen and tighten the gas cap, pull the EFI fuse
> (preferred) or disconnect the battery (having to reset radio stations)
> for a minute to clear the code. See if the code comes back.
>
> Under or over the 60K mile mark? In the US there is the powertrain
> warranty, so I assume yours may have expired having to ask that
> question. Nothing beats having a problem fixed for free.
>
> We can get an OBD-II/CAN reader for around $40 USD here, which is much
> cheaper than having the dealer just read out the code for you. Maybe
> there are auto parts stores willing to read them out for free, as we
> do in the US.
>
> On Jun 4, 9:06*am, "wbrac...@gmail.com" <wbrac...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > My 2005 Camry 2005 (90,000 km = ~60,000 miles) has the the engine
> > light on since last Sunday. *I have been away for ~30 days and my son,
> > a beginner driver has been the sole driver during this time when the
> > light went on. *The engine seems to be working fine, and I do not see
> > any issues when driving. *I wonder if anybody has an idea what steps I
> > can take to diagnose the problem before taking it to a Toyota dealer?
> > I do not have the code reader to read the fault number.

>
> > Thanks and regards,

>
> > Wes


Thanks for this good info. I have purchased te new gas cap, and
replaced it in my Camry. I have a folowing question: if this was an
issue, would the engine light go off on its own after a while? If
not, I will proceed as recommended with pulling EFI fuse for a minute
to reset the codes.
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