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I am trying to identify a certain part but after extensive googling still don't have an answer. So the part that I am looking at is located just behind the front bumper cover and above the engine under cover (Left) of a 2003 Toyota Camry. It is a black container of some kind. I have read the user manual from cover to cover but couldn't identify this part. Actually I found all the manuals describe only the parts located right under the bonnet while the one I'm after is a bit lower, closer to the wheel. I couldn't identify anything that is connected to it as it's hidden from sight. I realize that's a bit vague but any ideas?

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  • take a picture of the component you would like to identify. This will go a long way in helping narrow down what you're looking for. – SteveRacer Aug 31 '16 at 4:14
  • @SteveRacer Yes I agree of course. The problem however is that I do not have access to the car right now and won't have for a couple more days so wanted to get some info meanwhile. – Eugene S Aug 31 '16 at 4:28
  • Is there tubing, ducting, or hoses attached to it? – Jimmy Fix-it Aug 31 '16 at 5:13
  • My 2004 corolla had intake and battery over there. It could be a resonator, or a part of the intake system. Your best bet is to look for a shop manual for the car. – Lathejockey81 Sep 1 '16 at 1:34
  • Just added the picture of the part. Hope that sheds some light. – Eugene S Sep 1 '16 at 1:52
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Black makes me think that it might be part of the air intake system. Could be the intercooler.

Since you don't have access to the car, could you describe it a bit more? What's connected? How big is it?

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  • Is there anything that you see connected to it? I don't think I see anything. That's puzzling. – dlu Sep 1 '16 at 2:07
  • Unfortunately nothing is visible from the exposed side as you can see. The top and the back are hidden and I couldn't get to them easily without trying to dismantle it. – Eugene S Sep 1 '16 at 2:25
  • How is it attached to the car? – dlu Sep 1 '16 at 4:36
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If one is windshield washer. I would assume the other one is engine coolant overflow bottle. One way to test that theory is to drive a good distance and let the engine cool. If the bottle is scalding hot then you will know.

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  • Thank you for you answer, however when I search for engine coolant bottle, it seems to appear elsewhere. – Eugene S Aug 31 '16 at 4:36
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https://itstillruns.com/air-intake-resonator-do-12156112.html looks like a air intake resenator.

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