4th Apr 2005, 14:45

I have a 99 Camry at 58,000 miles, bought it brand new 12/98. I had the check engine light go on a week ago. I went to the dealer and $80 later I was told my transmission has to be changed ($3,700) - Code PO750 - solenoid A malfunction and metal pieces in the transmission fluid. I never changed the transmission fluid; I drive primarily 35-45 mph to work and that's it. The dealer never told me the possible reasons for the malfunction, and, sure enough, my 6yrs/100,000 warranty has expired 12/2004. I refused to change the transmission and drove the car to work today - engine light went off. Could the computer produce a wrong code? Could it be the gelling problem I keep reading about? Can't find anybody with this solenoid problem. Any input will be appreciated!

24th Apr 2005, 13:44

I have a 99 Camry XLE that has had the check engine light come on numerous times since purchasing it 9/98. Like most other comments I was told by the dealer that the gas cap was not tight. I think this is just a flaw with the car. My latest problem is with white smoke at start up. I was told not to worry about it; but can't help, but worry after my oil change this morning. Jiffy Lube just told me that my oil has been leaking because they didn't have much to come out. I have not noticed any leaks on the garage floor. Does this sound like the oil sludge mentioned? How do I go about cleaning out sludge if this is the case. Please offer any comments or suggestions.

28th Apr 2005, 20:31


Stop, just let the engine light stay on and don't worry about it. My 1999 LE Camry did the same thing and I ignored it, later it just went out. The car just keeps running, ignore it.

9th May 2005, 01:06

I own a 1999 Camry LE...108K miles.

Several weeks ago, the Check Engine light (CEL) came on. I deleted the light now several times by removing the 15a fuse.

But the CEL keeps going on again after driving ~30 miles or so.

I finally did the AutoZone code check... got P0446..."Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Malfunction".

I don't know what this means in terms of what parts need replacing... however the car runs fine.

2nd Jun 2005, 15:04

I bought a 1999 Toyota Camry with 75,000 miles in 2002. I was told it was all highway miles, it had been very carefully maintained, etc. I was HAPPY, because I've always gotten 150-200,000 miles from my cars, and Toyota is highly regarded. I changed the oil every 3,000 miles---maybe once in a while I let it go to 4,000 but mostly every 3,000.

It now (June, 2005) has about 120,000 miles on it. Last week I took a 1800 miles highway trip (70+ miles per hour) and towards the end, the engine started making strange sounds. The dealer says that the engine is COMPLETELY BLOWN...destroyed. Says that there is almost no oil in it and that the engine bearings are just banging around. Now maybe I should have given it another oil check before leaving on the trip, but on the other hand, I had every reason not to believe that it would run out of oil, or whatever happened, so quickly. They are quoting me $3800 for a used engine (including labor). I guess if I can get some local guy to do it for 2,000 dollars, it might be worth it, but otherwise... and I thought that Toyotas were reliable cars... anyone got any comments or ideas?

15th Jun 2005, 16:00

Well like many of the earlier posts, I too am having the Check Engine Light (P0446) issue on my 98 V6 Camry. My question is this: Has anyone found that after purchasing the dealer recommended $500 plus Charcoal Canister, that their problem is solved? Thanks.

6th Jan 2006, 08:46

I have the same problem as everyone above. Toyota Camry 99 LE with 220,000k miles. My Check Engine Light is on. I took the car to the dealership and was told it could be gas cap, air hose assembly or VSV canister. Gas cap was fine, air hose assembly was changed for $ 225.00, but didn't resolve the problem.Now, the dealer wants to replace the canister at $414.00. Does anyone know what the real fix is for this problem?

6th Feb 2006, 20:39

I purchased my 99 Toyota Camry Solara SE in October of 2005. I noticed about a month after driving the vehicle it sounded like the tires were loose... kind of hard to explain. It was pretty subtle at first. Well it is now 2006 and when I drive along a straight away and hit anything from a small pebble in the road, it sounds like my wheels are about to fall off! Also my check engine light came on about 6 months ago. I let it go because I barely drive the car. Had it put on a machine, and lo and behold... P0446. My car had exactly 100,000 miles when I purchased it, and the previous owner said that car had no problems. I have all the records so, I figure the car was doing good up until 100,000. I had an 1990 Acura Integra with over 300,000 miles when I finally sold it (yes someone purchased it!), and believe me when I tell you, I only had normal wear and tear ie.. brakes, tires, etc... this suspension problem and Vapor Sensor problem is major and way more than I bargained for.. Like most of you, I look for reliability when it comes to a vehicle.

1st Mar 2006, 13:00

Mine is having the exact same issue. It runs just fine! Autozone said it was the EGR, but wasn't sure if it was the EGR valve or the EGR Modulator. I was told that you can take the modulator off and clean the filters in it. I have to be checked for emissions today and I am not sure what will happen.

18th May 2006, 12:46

I also have a 2000 Camry with 103,000 miles, check engine light came on, was told to tighten gas cap, light came back on, now am told it's the VSV, and if that does not fix the problem, then it's the charcoal canister.

My concern is how far can I follow with this method of troublshooting. I was told the code is P0446. Any help please?

23rd May 2006, 09:49

Left the gas cap off of my 99 Camry 3 months ago and light came on- reset the computer. Light came on 3 days ago, replaced the vacuum valve and hose assembly for the evaporative system. Next evening got gas and 30 minutes later the check engine light came on. Is this cronic with 99 Camry's? Is there a fix for this?

30th May 2006, 19:03

99 Camry LE (4cyl) - Having the same problem with the check engine light at about 75k. The car is running alright, but I have just a small amount smoke coming out of the exhaust. I haven't gone to get the computer checked, but I figured it was the O2 sensor. Where is the O2 sensor located in my car? Is there only 1 sensor in the 4cyl?

1st Jun 2006, 16:23

I have a 2001 Camry. P0446 error at 63,500 miles. This started one year ago (6/19/2005). I had to get my inspection sticker today and knew it would fail due to the check engine light. Took it to a local dealer and they had to replace the EVAP Cannister. They tested the solenoids and valves in the EVAP. system and found a canister solenoid out of range. They had to replace the entire cannister. The part cost $270.00. The labor was $182.