2000 Camry Malfunction Light

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Old 27 Jul 2010, 10:50 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I have a 2000 Camry LE 4 CYL. with 220,000kms on it. Its a
great car most of the time, but sometimes I want to take a hammer to
it. Back in May, while on the highway, the engine light randomly
turned on. When I reached my destination, I called Toyota to book an
appointment to get it checked out...before the appointment actually
occurred, the light shut off. So I canceled the appointment. fast
forward a couple weeks and the light turns back on. It does this turn
on, shut off thing many times, so finally its on and stays on. I get
the car checked and they scan it and it gives an EVAP code. They said
the gas cap was not holding tight and that I should replace it. I
replaced it with a genuine Toyota part and everything was going fine
until today, when the light turned back on. Should I be concerned? I
have heard about the evaporator systems in these cars sucking and
costing a pretty penny to fix...any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 30 Jul 2010, 09:47 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Jul 27, 11:50*pm, camryguy <anthonyza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I have a 2000 Camry LE 4 CYL. with 220,000kms on it. Its a
> great car most of the time, but sometimes I want to take a hammer to
> it. Back in May, while on the highway, the engine light randomly
> turned on. When I reached my destination, I called Toyota to book an
> appointment to get it checked out...before the appointment actually
> occurred, the light shut off. So I canceled the appointment. fast
> forward a couple weeks and the light turns back on. It does this turn
> on, shut off thing many times, so finally its on and stays on. I get
> the car checked and they scan it and it gives an EVAP code. They said
> the gas cap was not holding tight and that I should replace it. I
> replaced it with a genuine Toyota part and everything was going fine
> until today, when the light turned back on. Should I be concerned? I
> have heard about the evaporator systems in these cars sucking and
> costing a pretty penny to fix...any help would be greatly appreciated!


Ok, to update, I bought one of those scanning OBD reader things and
got an unexpected code. I got P0401 which is "exhaust gas
recirculation flow insufficient detected." Any idea what this means.
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Old 31 Jul 2010, 05:54 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"camryguy" <anthonyzadeh@gmail.com> wrote in message news:c932fd45-
Ok, to update, I bought one of those scanning OBD reader things and
got an unexpected code. I got P0401 which is "exhaust gas
recirculation flow insufficient detected." Any idea what this means.

**Read this
http://www.obd-codes.com/p0401

Especially note that the EGR valve is often NOT the problem, even though
that is what one might intuit.
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