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2002 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 174 repairs.

2002 Toyota Camry engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 46 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

37820 mi check engine light on for many months.problem is a sensor that will be replaced later Problems were diagnosed at a free inspection offered by dealer.Other problems with susp.and brake wear found.Main belt squeaks and is not adjustable so... 
85000 mi Charcoal canister had failed 
102000 mi

US $400
loose plastic shielding on underside of car 
107500 mi

US $1130
Exhaust noise coming from front of car. Y pipe was replaced. 
86000 mi

US $1895
Timing belt. Transmission fluid flushed. Repaired seals. 
116000 mi

US $1976
Wouldn't idle. Took it to local shop and they couldn't fix it. Sent the Camry to dealership 60 miles away. Replaced the Electronic Control Module and the Throttle Control Module. Straighten bent pins on connector. Took 4 days to get parts. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

91000 mi

US $107
Accelerator needed to be replaced. Old unit did not work properly and as a result car would only go up to 40 miles per hour. new part was $426. I purchased a used part for $75 and paid labor of $30. 
104000 mi

US $1550
MIL - replace fuel filler neck and gas cap, reset codes 
121000 mi

US $1425
replace front exhaust flex pipe 
129000 mi

US $370
MIL - replace fuel filler neck and fuel cap 
135000 mi

US $589
MIL on - replaced faulty canister VSV valve, 254 replaced leaking valve cover gasket 
92000 mi The computer had a trouble code of P0420 which is the catalytic converter/O2 sensor malfuntion. I am driving my usual 550 miles/week until Dec 20 2007 when I will have time to do something about the problem! 
95000 mi CEL came on and displayed Code P0420. Replaced both the Oxygen Sensors. Light reset and came on again. Now in hot hot weather (above 55F) it comes on) otherwise remains off. Took out the + battery terminal to reset the CEL and hasn't come on since. 
102000 mi CEL on with trouble code P0420. Had gone off but started coming ON again on intermittent basis. have decided to replace the Catalytic Converter but NOT DONE yet. Cost is the main issue. Can't decide if I want to fix or sell the car! 
119000 mi

US $84
CEL came on and the dealer ran a diagnostic. They told me that multiple parts in the emission system needed replacement at an estimated cost of $1900 (including parts, labor & tax). CEL wasn't reset. It went off in about 1 mile!!! 
98000 mi

US $679
Warped intake manifold was causing a misfire during warm-up. Mechanic stated: The Toyota dealers have had trouble with several 2003-03 Camrys 
98000 mi

US $700
mil on due to bad converter. 
211000 mi unsure right now think it is maf sensor 
72000 mi thermostat failure. The thermostat was not able to mentain regular coolant temperature under normal operation conditions - it maintained a lower temp than specified.  
109300 mi

US $200
P0446 CODE evaporative system related 
109700 mi

US $25
P0446 CODE evaporative system related solenoid replaced (next to the canister) 
113000 mi

US $120
flexible exhaust broken(rust) 
120000 mi

US $50
Engine support, torsional, rubber cracked, no obvious signs, took 15 minutes and two nuts. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

122000 mi  

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2002 Toyota Camry Engine Problems

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