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08 dc CEL = me unhappy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by kwalton, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Jan 21, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    kwalton

    kwalton [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i started the truck up tonight after work and i noticed the check engine light was on. Everything seemed to drive ok until I floored it and then it seems really sluggish. The Scangauge code reader is bringing up the code P0333 which as it turns out is related to the knock sensor for bank2. I read that someone had to pay $750 to have it replaced. Guess it's off to the dealer tomorrow to see about some warranty repairs, hopefully.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:39 AM
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    Janster

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    Dealership = Warrantee
     
  3. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:59 AM
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    Burns

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    I would def take it to the dealer, I would think you are still under your warranty.:confused:
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:00 AM
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    Delmarva

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    x3... covered by powertrain warranty.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    mycoma

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    How many miles do you have on it? Let us know what they find!
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    kwalton

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    well i read the code off of my scangauge. it gave me the code p0333 which is for the knock sensor.

    i dropped it off at the dealer this morning and they called with the same diagnosis. so they said it will be there til mon-tues and gave me a rental prius. i was really hoping it would have been a tundra as i really need a truck this weekend. at least i don't have to pay for anything.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Good to hear kwalton.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    i was trying to find a pic of some monstrous truck running over a prius, but this was all i could find :(


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  9. Jan 22, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    Nice to hear they're taking care of it for ya :thumbsup: Have fun in your hybrid... :laugh:
     
  10. Jan 22, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    PropJet

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    Serious question here, as I'm not trying to criticize, just trying to understand the thought process, but... if your check engine light is on, why would you floor it? Seems like if your truck is trying to tell you that something is wrong, purposely pushing it to extremes would be the last thing you'd want to do.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    Update

    got a call from the dealer today stating that it would not be covered under warranty because the wiring appeared to have been chewed through by some kind of animal. it has been unusually cold here in south florida over the past few days so i guess some mouse or rat decided to keep warm in my engine bay.

    I was quoted $1500 which seemed a little absurd but they already had the intake manifold off and had the replacement part ready to go in. what choice did i have??

    i called my insurance company to hopefully get it covered under comprehensive coverage. suprisingly they said no problem. i just have to pay my $250 deductible.

    should get it back tomorrow afternoon.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    chris4x4

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    $1500 !!!!!!
     
  13. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    crap man...... glad to hear its working out....

    Time to put out some traps!!!!
     
  14. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    With that code, the engine CU goes into "limp mode". The ECU retards timing and wont let damage be done.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    $1500 :eek:

    Damn, at least you get most covered under your comp, that would really bite having out of pocket the whole amount
     
  16. Feb 26, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    I got the same phone call today. They said some kind of rodent chewed the wire off and that it's going to cost anywhere from $500 to $1500. My insurance is covering but I think I'm getting screwed over by TOYOTA.:mad:
     
  17. Feb 26, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    And by you think you are getting screwed you mean...?? They are lying to get outta warranty??
    Ask to see the parts that are removed...
     
  18. Feb 27, 2010 at 3:10 AM
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    btkicker

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    Actually, you can ask for all the old parts.
     
  19. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    I agree. But don't give them advance notice that you are going to want to see the parts. Just drop in unannounced one day and ask to see them. Don't give them time to make the parts look chewed. Not saying that your dealership is crooked enough to do that, but don't offer them opportunity just in case.
     
  20. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    Fuck 'em they said it was covered under warranty.
     
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