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Toyota Camry Check Engine Light - Catalytic Converter



  • Can you send it to me as well.. you so much.. mine is in the shop now!!
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    He (or she) made only one post on the entire Edmunds forums! I doubt he replies to any of your requests, and it wouldn't surprise me if there isn't a TSB for the catalytic converter. :)
  • palokpalok Posts: 13
    At all speeds the engine vibates and produces a constant rattle. You can't hear it at highway speeds, but when you turn it on and when you are low speeds or a light it is noticeable. The engine is constantly shaking. Any idea what might be causing this? Any TSB?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Hard to diagnose over the internet. I'd take it to a reputable mechanic.
  • Were is the rattle coming from ? Could be a missfire or motor mount worn or broke. Any check engine lights on ?
  • palokpalok Posts: 13
    Thanks for responding. It seems to be coming from the engine The engine shakes and there is a distinct tinny rattle. I think the vibration is the issue, the rattle a result. May be a belt?
  • palokpalok Posts: 13
    Thanks! I can't see what the issue is. Whatever is causing the engine to vibrate is producing the rattle.
  • It may be some kind of heat shield or maybe a pulley. It's kinda hard to say when we can't hear it. Sorry!!!! I'm just giving you an idea of what i think it is from the way your explaining it. Good Luck!! Hope it's not anything major
  • I had my car tested for the check engine light and came up catalytic converter. Can someone give me direction.
  • I read your message and would like to know where can get a copy of the bulliten and I also have a 2003 Toyota Camry with 105000 miles
  • The same thing happened to me. One dealer charged me to change an oxygen detector ( I was 800 miles from home) but the problem came back (my money did not). When I then took it to my home dealer he said that a service bulletin exits on my 2003 Camry, and it directed them to change the catalytic converter for free. Problem solved.

    I keep saying I will find the service bulletin (dealer gave me a copy) and quote its number/name, but I have yet to do that.
  • If this document happens to exist, could you please post it to the Edmonds site here... and E-mail it to me at: Thanx!
  • Oops, I meant Edmunds site here! Thanks again!
  • I had the same occurrence on my '96 Camry - the service rep at the DEALER asked how many miles I had - prob. at that time 160K. He said a new c.conv. would be $800 but w/that mileage to just go to "any muffler place" and get it much cheaper - I think I paid like $90.
    As I saw in an earlier blog, mine too, was fine for just about 650 miles before the ck. engine light came on; muffler guy replaced it under warranty as I was moving out of state but the same thing happened. My c.eng. light has been on ever since...fortunately for my pocket I was moving to S.C. - no emissions testing! I do, however, feel a little guilty about polluting the air.
    I now have about 172K on the car... I was also told a sensor could be turned off by a dealer...
  • Shows how smart ur dealer was. As I have said maybe 5 times in here now aftermarket converters will NOT work on these cars. Amazing the amount of mechanics out there and even dealers that dont have a clue! What do u mean a sensor could be tunred off by a dealer? U cant turn off sensors unless u unplug one wich will put on ur ck engine light .That does not make any sense at all.
  • The dealer just charged me $110 for Diagnostic and said that I had a P0420 code Ihave just allowed the dealer to replace a Gas line in the car or something with the check engine light on for$400.00 now the car cuts off and will not start and he is now saying it is the Catalytic Converter and want to charge $1800.00 is he crazy. I am for sure not paying that but Ihave to get my car repaired it does have a 138374 miles on it. Any sugguestion
  • An answer:

    Looking online I found the following:

    I think this is the TSB: EG024-04
    (google "filetype:pdf EG024-04" the first link brought up the document for me)

    The TSB mentions warranty coverage for 8 years or 80,000 miles; confirmed in my owner's manual for a 2003 Camry bought in Georgia.

    And a question:

    My wife's '03 check engine light came on 200 or so miles into a road trip immediatly following a fill-up at an unfamiliar gas station. Is it possible that bad gas is the culprit? We are 20,000+ miles past the covered warranty period of the emmissions system. I reset the computer to see if the reading was a fluke- doubtful but worth a shot.

  • gtgtcobragtgtcobra Posts: 259
    Do any of the 2007 to 2010 Camry 4 cylinder models have the catalytic converter problem? ALSO, up to how many miles and up to how many years is the catalytic converter covered under the warranty for the 2010 Camry LE 4 cylinder? I would like to know because I just leased a brand new 2010 Camry LE 4 cylinder and I will be driving it around 18,000 miles each year for the next 3 years for a total of 54,000 miles. By the time that I give the car back when the lease expires on it the car will have between 50,000 and 54,000+ miles on it.

    I would like to know whether or not I will be covered under the warranty if my Camry starts having any problems with its catalytic converter once it gets past 3 yrs./36,000 miles?
    Does anybody know anything about this? I would like to know.

  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    It's warranted longer than 3 years/54K+ miles. Check your warranty booklet that came with the car.
  • pininapinina Posts: 1
    My 2004 Camry approx 124K mi. (4 cyl LE) When I start it up blows blue smoke but it goes away as soon as driving car as usual. Small leak/stain for long time in driveway under car and where I park it at a job I go to. 1 yr ago had Ck Engine Lite, guy said was catalytic converter don't worrry till I have to go for emissions test & turned it off. It's back on and I am worried can I be doing damage to car by ignoring it? Drives fine but for the blue smoke thing on startup. Everyplace wants $99 or so for test where they go deeper into it. I've lost main job for 1 yr now, working part time jobs & debts high. What is best order to tackle things? Any intelligent feedback appreciated. Pinina in Phoenix Az
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