Question about 1998 Toyota Camry
I have a 1998 Toyota Camry that had not been driven in several months. When I finally try to start it to have it inspected the battery was DEAD. Replaced battery. Took car for state inspection and it failed. Person at inspection place asked if I had had battery replaced and how much I have driven car. Told them just replaced battery and drove car to them. They told me to drive the car for about 60 miles so it can "reset itself".
When I left and drove car, check engine light came on! Took to Auto Zone and test results came back with a Code P0401. Auto Zone cleared the Check Engine Light. Five miles later it was back on!
This car has over 150,000 miles on it. It runs great!
How expensive is it to change the EGR value? I do not drive this car much at all; it sits outside. I have 15 days (8 now) to get whatever is wrong repaired. Help!
Single Woman with no mechanic skills!!!!
I'm assuming that it is a four cyl.The p0401 code is for insufficient egr flow.Most of the time it is the egr vsv valve (vsv means vacuum switching valve)which is what controls the vacuum to the egr valve to open it.It is kind of hard to get to as it is on the block under the head on the back side.If you follow the hose from the egr valve it goes to the vsv.I have also seen mice eat holes in the vacuum line which would also give you problems.I hope this help and let me know if you have anymore questions
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
I think it has been sitting to long with gas becoming stale buy a can for gas buy premium gas let car run out of gas go for drive somewhere where you can be not impeding traffic ie. country road then put clean new gas in car restart car be sure to not start car right away let fuel pump pump up system then start car drive it hard to the test place and watch it pass it is a toyota best car in the world ps pull air cleaner out just before test station or replace with new 1
Posted on Mar 25, 2013
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