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california emmisions exhaust question...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dezerttaco, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Dec 20, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    i have a 2000 toyota tacoma 3.4l, i was wondering if anyone had any insight as to why after i altered my exhaust system on my truck i keep having check engine lights constantly?, keep in my mind i have california emmisions. i'd appreciate the help.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    So break with the info - what did you change?
     
  3. Dec 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    id had my exhaust pipe cut about 3/4 the length of my cab and had a flowmaster 40 series installed with a 3.5in exit diameter and a turndown tip directly off of that, ever since ive done that i keep throwing a check engine light, my code reader keeps telling me its the o2 sensor constantly and ive already changed it.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    Any chance the wiring to the sensor was damaged during the install?

    After that I'm out of ideas, but any more details you can provide will help folks who are more knowledgeable than me to help you out.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    U might not have completely erased the cel...how did u do it?
    Did you just take off the ground and let it set or did u actually erased it with a obd2 scanner?
     
  6. Dec 22, 2010 at 2:16 AM
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    is it p0420? if so i noticed when i cut my exhaust i get this code, also when i had to temporarily run just cats i got it. but yet my cat converters are also going bad
     
  7. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    im able to shut off the code with my scanner, and yes it is a p0420 code, ive had the same cats one there since ive owned the truck, so that may be the issue. and i had some shop out here in vegas do it that is no longer in bussiness.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    that code seems to be a pest with 1st gens, i think it because toyotas emissions are soo finicky, honestly since cats cost 1k each before i look into them id replace the 02 sensor and fuel air ratio sensor with OEM parts, then see if i pass emissions, it might just be because of how finicky it is, but before you get it inspected make sure all codes are cleared and not stored
     
  9. Dec 22, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    yea man, its a pest indeed, im gonna have my exhaust re-done and see if that doesnt help. i didnt realize cats cost that much. ive actually replaced my 02 sensor last summer, maybe i should replace my spark plugs too, its been a long while since i did that. also, last summer when it got really hot out here, my c.e.l. shut off and i was able to pass smog, gremlins i tell you.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    and i just kind of have an idea, would i be able to use a 49 state emissions cat on my california emissions taco since i live in nevada, or would i have use a specific california cat?
     
  11. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    wheres the truck registered? before pissing money id go get it inspected with the code cleared and see if itll pass, then id replace the fuel air ratio sensor
     
  12. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    its registered out here in las vegas, nevada. ive replaced the air fuel ratio sensor less than 1.5 years agor, you think i should do it again, and thanks for helping me out man.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    nah not if you did it that recently, i though you just got the 02 sensor. if its registered in nevada 49 states is fine, but if you get an aftermarket cat you may need to also purchase an 02 sensor simulator because toyotas dont really enjoy aftermarket cats.

    like i said though id atleast try to get it inspected first

    not a problem dude, its what the forum is for
     
  14. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    any idea on where i could find an 02 sensor simulator?
     
  15. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    id check with URD and see if they have one, Cat deletes are usually more of a racing mod i think
     
  16. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    im gonna have to check them out, and ever aftermarket bolt on cats get a lil pricy.
     
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