Charcoal Canister replacement

Tiny
SORAYACHASE
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  • 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY
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I have a 2002 Toyota Camry LE (4 cylinder) with a check engine light on. Replaced my gas cap and was also told that I needed to replace my Charcoal Canister which costs 303.00 and labor would cost 300.00. The dealership told me it was a p0440, p0441, and p0446. What do you think?
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 6:18 PM

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Tiny
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With those code's it is possible to have a bad Charcoal Canister without doing some diagnosing can't tell you for sure.
Vapor Canister 7774006111 $274.45 that is the part number and price for the factory canister. The labor is 2.1hrs time's there shop labor rate so 300 sound's high for the labor unless there labor rate is like 150 per hr and if it is I would find a different shop because that is a way too high labor rate. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 9:21 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for your help!
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome that's what were here for.
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
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Hi, Does Charcoal Canister gets Rusty? Is it made of metal? For me it looks like plastic.

Toyota service changed valve vaccum SWI first after 10 days now they are saying they need to replace Charcoal Canister as it is rusty.

I am not sure if they are telling stories and taking me for a ride.

Thanks and Regards - Jay
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I think you should go somewhere else-majority of the charcoal canister I have seen is made out of plastic-
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you Rasmataz

I guess they are telling lies to me.

One last question. Even Orginal toyota part is made of plastic I guess and once it is made of plastic I dont know how he can tell it is rusty. Crazy.

With current economic situation I am trying to save these people provide false information and take me for a ride.

Thanks again with regards - Jay
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Your welcome -remove the charcoal canister and shake it if you hear it rattling inside-replace it
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you Once Again, Rasmataz.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FARSHENE
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How do I replace the carbon canister the one back by the gas tank on a 99 camry. Do I need to remove the muffler. How many bolts hold it in place
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The carbon canister is actually under the car near the back. Here is a picture of the HVAC system for a 99 Camry. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Iam referring to the Vapor seperator. The shop caled it a charcoal canister. Said they smoke tested it and it was bad causing code P0446. Said it would cost $680 to replace. Will I need to remove the muffler to get this bad boy out

thank I may be able to save some money if I can do myself
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You will need to remove the fuel tank but you should be able to work it around the exhaust system.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello All,

I would like to know where I can get a great priced charcoal canister for my 2000 Camry LE, & how to install it. It should not take more than an hour I'm told.
Thank you.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Best place is to get it from the dealer. Basically you undo the hoses on it and remove the bolts then take out. I think you have to undo the muffler to get it out. Its a tight squeeze.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STRRMIC321
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My catalytic converter only smells when I get on the gas or when I climb a hill. The smell is not constant and goes away pretty quick. I hate to replace the vapor canister, but I am getting an engine code of p0406. I heard the codes can be more than one item. I just want to try and narrow it down. The canister alone is over $200. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I'm not sure where your getting any of this but PO406 is an EGR code and it doesn't even apply to your vehicle.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Well, I am confused. I hooked up my scanner and received the code P0406 and I put my software in with my vehicle information and it said Auxiliary Emissions Control. I visited google and typed in the code and it says its for my car. Hmmmm
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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So, I see under another website, that the code is generic. I did also notice some information under Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor A Circuit High. Could the egr cause the catalytic converter to smell every now and then. MY apologies as I am a woman, and my husband calls my toyota a lemon cause he is a chevy man. I just try to research things on my own.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The equipment your using is completely unreliable. This needs to be scanned using a professional scan tool to get accurate information. That does not apply to your vehicle.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I see, well useless scanner then. What if I go to Autozone and get them to check the engine light. Is there scanner more professional.
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