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2002 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 194 repairs.
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2002 Toyota Camry engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (35%)

Chart based on 81 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

171000 mi Check engine light stayed on replaced O2 sensor. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

77000 mi

US $700
Oil seals leaking. Replaced. 
142000 mi

US $430
rubber motor mounts were wearing out, cracking. replaced 'em. 
118000 mi

US $250
New head gasket 
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... 
163060 mi

C $4000
146200 mi

US $120
Replaced valve cover gaskets 
149000 mi

US $73
Replaced fuel injector o rings. Average gas mileage increased by 2 miles per gallon 
185300 mi

US $425
Reoccurring P0430 code. Clean cat converter and see if oxygen signal would improve. It did not. P0430 code. Replaced bank 2 cat sensors. Cost includes OB2 analyzer. Update: light back on, probably now bank 1 sensors. Evaporator system. Replaced fuel cap. 
199000 mi

US $80
P0430 code bank 2 O2 sensor 
132000 mi

US $1480
Engine idle dropped to zero, causing constant stalling, after battery briefly disconnected. Replaced throttle body. 
114500 mi

US $90
Check engine light was on. Dealer diagnosed it to be cylinder misfire, but could not recreate the problem. Asked me to use a tanks of premium and come back if light comes on again. It is running fine sice about 3 weeks now. 
138000 mi

US $600
oil leak in cam seals 
85000 mi Charcoal canister had failed 
102000 mi

US $400
loose plastic shielding on underside of car 
106800 mi

US $1130
Exhaust noise coming from front of car. Y pipe was replaced. 
106000 mi

US $125
oil leak - engine head gasket 
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. 
103000 mi

US $25
replace alternator drive belt 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

143900 mi

C $200
Cylinder head coolant leak, block threads stripped. Remove head, install helicoils in block, replace studs ,timing chains, and all gaskets. Catalytic converter failed requiring replacement. Entire exhaust system including exhaust header was replaced because of design flaw which did not allow replacement of converter or muffler alone. O2 sensor failed. Engine quit and would not restart. Replace bad ignition coil on cylinder #3 
168020 mi Code set, MIL light on indicating problem with cat converter, again!!! Reset light, problem occured again two weeks later but light went out after driving one week. Waiting to see if problem reoccurs. 
72000 mi

US $75
Fixed exhaust leak aft of flex pipe 
81500 mi

US $20
Serpentine belt broke 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

161500 mi Broken engine mount. Replaced all engine mounts. Exhaust pipe leaking exhaust. Replaced exhaust pipe. 
111000 mi

US $150
Replaced/repaired with fabricated tubing engine pipe to CAT converter. 
162460 mi

C $500
Radiator replaced 
175460 mi

C $900
Flex pipe replaced 
144000 mi

US $500
Oxygen sensor bad. 
168000 mi

US $450
Bad maf sensors causing engine to run lean 
179000 mi Water pump needed replacement. 
239000 mi Replaced exhaust flex pipe. 
140000 mi

US $268
Replaced thermostat. Determined head gasket has failed. 
140000 mi Combustion gas in coolant 
129000 mi

US $126
Front flex pipe broken so I replaced it! 
135500 mi

US $800
Catalytic Converter efficiency below threshold 
106700 mi

US $545
Air Fuel Sensor as well as downstream O2 sensor needed replaced. 
111000 mi

US $130
Exhaust pipe connection with engine exhaust manifold developed leak. Had to replace the pipe back to the catalytic converter. As usual, required specialized pipe which was expensive. As I was leaving the shop, the car made a loud noise as the gas tank heat shield fell onto the exhaust pipe. It wasn't like they had broken it, it was rusted (of course they could have bumped it). They were closing so I had to bring it back the next day. 
140000 mi

US $390
Multiple leaks in exhaust system from flex pipe back to tail pipe. Needed new catalytic converter also. 
146700 mi

US $274
Oil pan developed a hole. Was leaking oil. Had to replace oil pan and seals. 
149900 mi

US $206
O2 Sensor pre-catalytic converter. Was giving a P0420 code. 
154000 mi

US $500
Alternator bracket had broken. Alternator was only held on by one rusty bolt. Serpentine belt was squealing as it was no longer tight. Needed new belt and alternator. 
155000 mi

US $97
Engine mount broke and had to be replaced. 
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. 
98000 mi

US $700
mil on due to bad converter. 
211000 mi unsure right now think it is maf sensor 
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!!! 
247300 mi

US $25
Replaced leaky valve cover gasket. 
256400 mi

US $100
Bad coil, replaced coil and plugs 
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.  
109200 mi

US $200
P0446 CODE evaporative system related 
110100 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. 
144000 mi

US $80
Replaced defective Air/Fuel Sensor 
124000 mi

C $200
Replaced exhaust system flexible joint between manifold and exhaust pipe. 
155000 mi

C $150
Air Flow sensor (also described as the upper O2 sensor) failed and was replaced. 
160460 mi

C $400
Tensioner assembly 
97960 mi

C $350
Replaced water pump. This is the first repair I have put on this car. Any other expense was for normal maintenance and preventive maintenance. Plan on keeping this car until I reach 500,000 kilometers (or 300,000 miles). Let's hope I can. 
146320 mi

C $600
Crankshaft sensor quite working 
148800 mi

C $90
The oil pressure valve caused leakage and had to be changed. 
54560 mi

C $200
Air fuel ratio sensor heater was defective. Ordered new sensor and installed it. Shut off CE light with my tester and it stayed off. 
86800 mi

C $80
flexible link of exhaust system 
91140 mi

C $75
replacing rusted bolts and welding of exhaust leaks on exhaust system, different location than previous repair. 
115320 mi

C $180
Installed new flex joint on exhaust 
121000 mi

US $70
serpentine belt preventive maintenance 
153000 mi

US $200
replace thermostat 
133000 mi

US $118
Flex tube exhaust leak. 
73500 mi

US $112
O2 Sensor replaced 
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 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

122000 mi  

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