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Engine light on 2000 camry

Toyota wants to charge me $795 to replace the egr valve and gasket?  seems incredibly expensive--car is running fine

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  • davetwg Jan 11, 2009

    I have a 98 with the same problem, every time the valve sticks the light comes on I've had it reset many times over the years them the last year it popped on so frequently I spent $60 to have the dealer tell me it was the valve and the cadalic convertor and quoted me $1800 to fix the problem. 225K miles I left the light on and drove it. Now the inspection is due and I need to either disable the light or spend the money or torch the car. If I fix the EGR for $300 does anybody think the light will stay off long enough to pass an inspection in the State of Maine?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    The EGR valve is roughly $160.00. I agree with SS, that is insanely expensive. Don';t get it replaced. That is not robbery, it is rape. Additionally, if the EGR was sticking open, you would have a stall condition at idle. Let us know exactly what the code is for the Ck Eng light being on, we will help you out.

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    Scotty May 11, 2010

    That does seem insanely expensive. Your title says Engine Light on 2000 Camry. Do you know what the code is that caused the Check Engine Light to come on? If so, does it indicate an issue with the EGR? Can you post the code up?

    Perhaps if you post the code up we can research a bit more and see if there are any alternatives.


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I like the Camry and have a few in my fleet. Sometimes you can get away with just cleaning the EGR valve, as described above, and buy a new vacuum modulator, about $25 online.

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Buy a gasket and take the old valve off, clean the gunk out of it with carb cleaner, put it back on with the new gasket and you just spent $10. If the code pops again, buy a new EGR valve, $160 at Advance Auto. Then, report the shop who quoted you $795 to the BBB.

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