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Check engine light on & off whenever truck is "working"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by defleppardsg, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Sep 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    defleppardsg

    defleppardsg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting a check engine light that will come on whenever the truck is "working harder than it might want to..." I know that's a lame way to describe it.

    It will come on during a real hott day of driving around town with the AC. It'll come on when I'm towing. It'll come on if I'm sitting it traffic, on&off the clutch for a while. It never comes on though during a long highway ride, or just normal around town driving.

    I know this probably isn't much help without having the code read. But the light keeps going off a couple hours after I turn the car off, so I never get a catch it while it's on to read it. The temp gauge never runs high or anything, I really have no idea what it could be..

    Anyone experience this?
     
  2. Sep 9, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    My wife camry did that and the dealer claimed she didnt put the gas cap on correctly
     
  3. Sep 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    Exaclty. They are called pending codes. Hook up a scan tool and get the code...then we can help.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    Yea. I suggest trying to get any ODB error codes. Go to the auto parts store to borrow the reader.
     
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