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, 2016 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, 2016 at 4:28
  • Is there tubing, ducting, or hoses attached to it? Aug 31, 2016 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. Sep 1, 2016 at 1:34
  • Just added the picture of the part. Hope that sheds some light.
    – Eugene S
    Sep 1, 2016 at 1:52

3 Answers 3


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?

  • Is there anything that you see connected to it? I don't think I see anything. That's puzzling.
    – dlu
    Sep 1, 2016 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, 2016 at 2:25
  • How is it attached to the car?
    – dlu
    Sep 1, 2016 at 4:36

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.

  • Thank you for you answer, however when I search for engine coolant bottle, it seems to appear elsewhere.
    – Eugene S
    Aug 31, 2016 at 4:36

https://itstillruns.com/air-intake-resonator-do-12156112.html looks like a air intake resenator.

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