Here we go again with the Camry...

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by bluedogz, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. bluedogz

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    Some of you read of my previous adventure here: http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/any-input-re-a-camry-v6-whatd-i-break.103356/

    So, this weekend I dived back under the hood to remove the broken sensor, and on replacing everything I have ONE hose that's supposed to connect to something but doesn't! The offending hose end is the one in the photo, just under the right-side wiper shaft.

    Car will run about 1 mile then stall out.

    The other end, out of sight in this photo, comes off the rear valve cover on the passenger side, and SEEMS to want to connect somewhere in the intake world...

    Any ideas, anyone?
     

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    Looks like it should connect right there on the intake hose nipple. Coming off of the valve cover it's likely part of the crankcase vent system.
     
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    I agree... trouble is, that's not where it came off. The hose doesn't actually reach the pictured nipple- they're a good 6" apart.
     
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    Can it be routed differently than how it is now? Unless there is another loose hose I'm pretty sure that's where it belongs.
     
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    I'm heading out to futz with it now. Maybe...
     
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    Bingo! Found it! Had to play with the routing... it's the #2 vent hose (according to ChiltonDIY) and has a nipple on the flex hose between air cleaner box and throttle body.

    Now for the road test...
     
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    Well either he's still walking home or he forgot to post that it's OK now..... :p
     
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    My bad... now misfiring and spitting like an old Harley. My chief suspect is the Bosch spark plugs- just ordered a batch of Densos to see if that remedies the trouble.

    Made it home, though.
     
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    your missing your wiperblade,lol.
     
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    Good call. Ive always found that Japanese cars are very sensitive to plugs and always have the best luck using the exact OEM replacement - which are typically NGK or Denso Iridiums.

    For that matter I think a lot of American and German cars run better on NGK and Denso too. Just very well made plugs.
     
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    Actually, the nut that holds it is in the bowels of the motor somewhere.

    Me too- I just tried to cheap out because I had a coupon on the Bosches. No joy, though- still running rough.
     
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    Ya didn't loosen, bump, or even look cross-eyed at that dang phillips screw from the earlier issues, did ya? :)
     
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    Nah, that screw and I are on a first-name basis now...
    "Hey, Blue... spark plugs again?'"
    "Hi, Phil... yep, one more time..."
     
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    The two times I dealt with misfires were due to bum plug cables. If you listen carefully you might hear the snapping of a spark arcing on a metal part somewhere other than the plug. Could check in the dark too for the visual affect.
     
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    2007 Camry, I would expect it to have coil-on-plug type ignition. (No wires)
     
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    Correct, no plug wires.

    Now, throwing a code from the O2 sensor. It never &$##ing ends.
     
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    I can always bring my sledge down and we can beat that biach into submission.
     
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    Might be careful with that one - often a misfire or incomplete combustion can throw an O2 code. Had an old bronco which set the O2 code for 'constantly rich' ... and it was running a bit funky, so I replaced the O2. Ran great for a couple weeks, then went to crap again...same O2 code. I monkeyed with it for another week or so - finally during troubleshooting, I put a fuel pressure gauge on it. 90psi at the fuel rail! Fuel regulator had gone bad and the pressure went so high, the injectors couldn't close it off any more...was running rich no matter what, hence the O2 code.
     
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