2000 Toyota Camry Q&A
2000 Toyota Camry Question: CHECK ENGINE DUE TO EVAP LEAK
My 2000 Camry has almost 140,000 miles on it. I've the check engine light on for about 6 months. The Toyota dealership found code P0442 as the culprit relating to the evap cannister. They quoted a replacement/repair price of $675. My local repair shop quoted about $100 dollars less. Both stated that the driveability of the car is not effected. Are the repair quotes reasonable and are they correct about the driveability? - spulak
Some evaporative emission problems can cause a vacuum leak making the air fuel ratio a little lean under certain conditions. Toyota have had several evaporative emission related faults requiring the charcoal canister or solenoid valves to be replaced to turn off the Check Engine Light. In general I would say little risk of causing damage by driving the car but if another (and there are many reasons) problem occurs with an Oxygen sensor or any other sensor you would not be informed that a new problem has arisen as the Check Engine light was all ready on. - patrick mannion
You can get the part for less then a $100 dollars and replace your self in five minutes with some new clamps. What your paying for when you take it in is Labor Cost. Something that takes them ten minutes to do. - Visitor
I don't have an answer. I thought I just gave the question/issue and someone would give me an answer? - poems
Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.