98 Camry check engine light

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Old 02 Nov 2003, 01:50 pm   #1 (permalink)
Alberto
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Hi.

My dad owns a 1998 Camry with 30,000kms and a few days ago the check
engine light came on. Does anyone know how to figure out what the problem is
or read the codes?

Alberto


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Old 02 Nov 2003, 09:40 pm   #2 (permalink)
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You need an obd2 code reader, about 100 bucks. Someone you know probably
has one. Or get one and charge your friends 5 bucks to read their codes
like I do.

mike
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> Hi.
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> My dad owns a 1998 Camry with 30,000kms and a few days ago the check
> engine light came on. Does anyone know how to figure out what the problem is
> or read the codes?
>
> Alberto

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Old 03 Nov 2003, 08:25 am   #3 (permalink)
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Unhook the negative side of the battery for about 5 mins then hook it back
up and see if it comes on again.



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> Hi.
>
> My dad owns a 1998 Camry with 30,000kms and a few days ago the check
> engine light came on. Does anyone know how to figure out what the problem

is
> or read the codes?
>
> Alberto
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Old 03 Nov 2003, 06:47 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Hi.

I've already disconnected the battery and the code reappeared. I'm
wondering is their some way of making the check engine light flash to
indicate to problem?

Alberto

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> Hi.
>
> My dad owns a 1998 Camry with 30,000kms and a few days ago the check
> engine light came on. Does anyone know how to figure out what the problem

is
> or read the codes?
>
> Alberto
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Old 03 Nov 2003, 07:28 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Hi.
One other question, does anyone know where the computer or OBD2
connector is found on a camry?

Alberto
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> Hi.
>
> I've already disconnected the battery and the code reappeared. I'm
> wondering is their some way of making the check engine light flash to
> indicate to problem?
>
> Alberto
>
> "Alberto" <lmcamir@lmc.ericsson.se> wrote in message
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> > Hi.
> >
> > My dad owns a 1998 Camry with 30,000kms and a few days ago the check
> > engine light came on. Does anyone know how to figure out what the

problem
> is
> > or read the codes?
> >
> > Alberto
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> >

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Old 06 Nov 2003, 03:38 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Autozone has free engine analsysis. They will plug the reader and give you an
answer with the hope that you will buy the parts from them.

Howard Epstein

MB wrote:

> You need an obd2 code reader, about 100 bucks. Someone you know probably
> has one. Or get one and charge your friends 5 bucks to read their codes
> like I do.
>
> mike
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> Alberto wrote:
> >
> > Hi.
> >
> > My dad owns a 1998 Camry with 30,000kms and a few days ago the check
> > engine light came on. Does anyone know how to figure out what the problem is
> > or read the codes?
> >
> > Alberto


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Old 07 Nov 2003, 10:20 am   #7 (permalink)
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Alberto,

You can make the check engine light flash for the OBDI codes (and I think
the level 1 codes for OBD-II). For most Toyota's, you connect a jumper wire
across between TE1 and E1 in the diagnostic port under the hood, then turn
the ignition to the on position, but don't start the car. This will make
the check engine light blink in a sequence that repeats and you look up the
flash sequence. (Here is a good site: http://www.troublecodes.net/Toyota/,
also note the trouble code list there is not complete). I tried this on my
2001 Camry, and it didn't flash at all, but I did have a manufacturer
specific trouble code).

As for your second question, the OBD-II port should be under the dash board,
it is a trapazoidal shaped port (kind of like a parallel port on a computer,
but slightly larger). The guy at Autozone read the code off my 2001 Camry
for free. Turned out to be a loose hose on the air intake system, but the
dealer had to determine this for a bunch of money. This port requires a
fancy serial communications session to be set up and requires a OBD-II
reader to get any information out of. (also, don't get a cheap OBD-II
reader, because they sell many (<$70) that just read the level 1 codes).

Jeremy


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> Hi.
>
> I've already disconnected the battery and the code reappeared. I'm
> wondering is their some way of making the check engine light flash to
> indicate to problem?
>
> Alberto
>
> "Alberto" <lmcamir@lmc.ericsson.se> wrote in message
> news:vcdpb.3364$fg4.33942@news20.bellglobal.com...
> > Hi.
> >
> > My dad owns a 1998 Camry with 30,000kms and a few days ago the check
> > engine light came on. Does anyone know how to figure out what the

problem
> is
> > or read the codes?
> >
> > Alberto
> >
> >

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