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08 dc CEL = me unhappy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwalton, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    GSK9 B1T3

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    So they changed it out and that was it? Same thing is going on with my 2008 DCSB 15000 miles.....
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    YEa, I don't buy that "animals ate my engine" jive. Why would you crack the engine to repair the wire loom?
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    I'd want to see the parts. If they tell you the wires have been discarded, I'd call B-S.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    Well I will be dropping her off Monday. When I called and talked to them and said it is a part that should be covered by warranty the toyota guy said "well it won't be if rodents ate through it." Im going to dig around tonight to make sure there are no rodents so I don't get that BS excuse.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    ok.. so you got a bs over the phone thing. I've never once seen rodent damage to electrical or mechanical parts other than clogging with insulation or the like. Not saying it doesn't happen.. but at last count I'm at just over 60 cars in my life and only 4-5 new ones in there.

    If you said your seats smelled like pee and you had holes in your headliner.. then I'd be more inclined to rodents.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2011 at 1:38 AM
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    I had my car in storage while I was deployed and I guess in 6 months that the car was there some rodent chewed one of my belts. I did not think to look under the car for any damage when I came to take the car out, so when I started the engine, part of the belt peeled off and sliced my oil sensor wire causing all kinds of lights to come on. I replaced the belt and repaired the wire and after resetting the computer all the lights went away. Maybe if it's just the wire, all you have to do is to fix the wire? I fixed mine with electric tape...
     
  7. Jan 21, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    ive had the car packed with mice weasels... all sorts... clogged my fan muffler even managed to mess up the head on my bimmer once never ate my wires
     
  8. Jan 25, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Update:

    So I got a call from the dealership. They asked me "have you done any work on your truck lately." I said "sure my lift." They said okay we just need to know if anything else was done to the engine so we can better serve you....... Then proceeded to give me a lecture about how it couldn't be chaffing because its in the cylinder head. Then they told me that the CEL can come on anytime. "The CEL doesn't come on right when the problem happens it can come on at anytime."

    Anyway all I hear is BS. Toyota Warranty Department here I come.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    I had the same issue, dealer showed me the chewed wire. The service guy said they
    have never replaced a failed knock sensor, it is always rodent damage....
     
  10. Apr 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    I work for a Lexus dealership and we see mouse nests and chewed wires all the time in the engine bays. I think it's all the engine covers on these newer cars make nice warm pockets for them to nest. Most of the engine covers also have some type of foam on the underside that they chew up and use. It's usually easy to spot just lift the engine cover and see it theres any droppings or chewed foam in there.
     
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    It was $520.00 to fix. Insurance covered it minus my 100 dollar deductible..
     
  12. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    5 dollars of repair materials, but you still have to remove the intake/manifold. It is the labor that costs. It is about a 4 hour deal. With what I learned from the dealer, a friend of mine was able to fix his.....
     
  13. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    This is happening to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

    $750 quote plus gaskets, must be in the Toyota standard price book...I am going to learn how to pop the intake manifold myself.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    It is easy....
     
  15. Jun 3, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    Moth balls.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    I had a ziploc container with 3/8 holes drilled in it velcro'd to both sides of the engine bay, full of moth balls -- that didn't work. I just have to nuke my property now with all kinds of stuff, and traps.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Well ya go me. I never tried it but that is what I have heard works. Guess not. :(
     
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