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Code P0401 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!!!!

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  • 05crossfire Dec 03, 2008

    Thank you for your reply! I have researched the web and have come across your answer at other sites. I hope I can get this repaired soon!

  • swiftpl5 Mar 01, 2009

    The P0401 code keeps returning after I reset it. I changed the EGR valve and the EGR modulator. The light stayed out about 50 miles after I changed the egr modulator. What else should I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Its has been a week, They said if could be something internal but what could it be...

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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

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Title:
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1133
Models:
’97 – ’99 Camry: 1MZ–FE CA Spec.
Technical Service
BULLETIN
February 25, 2000
TSB Revision Notice:
The information updated in this TSB is red and underlined.
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1999 Camry 1MZ–FE
4T1BF2#K * XU088001
4T1BF2#K * XU933227
PREVIOUS PART NUMBER CURRENT PART NUMBER PART NAME
89467–41020 89467–41021 Sensor, Air/Fuel
Should a M.I.L. “ON” condition with DTC P1133 be encountered, perform diagnostic
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to the Repair Manual, the cause may be an Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor malfunction. In this
case, replace the Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor with the current part number listed above.
If the Exhaust Manifold threads are damaged by removal of the sensor, they can be
repaired by the proper use of a M18 x 1.5 tap.
OP CODE DESCRIPTION TIME OPN T1 T2
895131 R & R Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor 0.3 89467–41020 99 99
Applicable Warranty*:
This repair is covered under the Toyota Basic Warranty. This warranty is in effect for
36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle’s in–service date.
Coverage is extended to 36 months or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first, in the
states of California and Massachusetts due to state emissions warranty legislation.
NOTE:
Please enter the DTC in the condition/Cause/Remedy section when applying for
warranty reimbursement.
* Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer’s specific complaint.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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single cylinder misfire code, or codes are present. Changes have been made in the fuel
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MODEL STARTING VIN ENDING VIN
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Solara (U.S.) 2T1CF2#P*XC111083 2T1CF2#P*XC757508
Solara (Canada) 2T1CF2#P*XC744113 2T1CF2#P*XC162681
APPLICABLE PARTS QUANTITY PART NAME
23209–0A010 6 Fuel Injector
OP CODE VWC DESCRIPTION TIME OPN T1 T2
895221 N R & R Fuel Injector Assembly – All 1.8 23209–0A010 02 56
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