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check engine light on

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mb_edgar, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    mb_edgar

    mb_edgar [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I removed my rear cats which aren't monitored, and added a flowmaster 50 muffler. and now almost three weeks after removing my cats the check engine light somes on. Any ideas what it may be thanks for the help
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    topgun155

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    Have the code read at an autoparts store. Could be a million things.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    wlmuncy

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    On my Jeep there is a trick with the ignition, on-off-on-off-on in three seconds and the OD will spit out the codes. Is there nothing like this on the Tacoma?
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    mb_edgar

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    I don't think its anything to big to worry about, she's riding fine if not better then before. But I will definitely will see if I can get that error code thanks guys..
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    get the code read and report back to us. may be something as simple as the gas cap need tightening.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Stlrzfan

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    I was using Supermarket discount gas in my 05 AC 4X4 SR5 and the light came on. Autozone guy read the code and said it was the "catalytic converter- $800 *big smile on his face*" I told him it was still under federal law warranty and drove off. Switched gas brands ( Sheetz here in PA) and the light went out in a couple of days and hasn't come back on since ( two months). Yeah, I stopped using the cheap gas even tho it's typically 60 cents off a gallon.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Muy Grande

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    Have Autozone check it out. Report back to us, more than likely it's nothing if your truck is running fine. There a couple of ways to reset it (using the scanning tool, disconnecting the Neg. Battery Terminal for a about 10 mins). Hopefully it's something like a gas cap.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    NakedTacoma

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    do u have a k&n air intake or anything?
     
  9. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    for your cel...it was probably that the gas cap wasnt tight enuff...cause they will set off the cel as well.
     
  10. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Better check the engine
     
  11. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    you probably are running low on blinker fluid.
     
  12. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    getting there....
    hows about at least trying to be helpful....instead of some bullshit post??
     
  13. Mar 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    My check engine light came on about a month before inspection was due.. I called two local dealers and asked how much? They floored me 80.00 to scan it plus labor and parts usually about 500. I went to auto zone for free scan, cooling problems, free print out of problems and parts needed for repair: thermostat,temp sensor and top off antifreeze 70.00. Didn't solve the problem. Back to the dealer 80.00 for scan, changed sensors, 80 for new scan total 500. Had a mazda truck, check engine light came on auto zone said EGR 95.00. Went to the local dealer and asked, EGR usally are ok it's the sonsor on the exhaust manifold 65.00 bought it and that fixed the problem. Not so sure about the zone anymore. Nice people though.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Did the exact same thing with the same muffler. Check engine light came on also. I work at Autozone and scan it myself. But when I scan it it says its the O2 sensor.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    for 30 bux you can buy an OBDII scan tool.
     
  16. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    And for 59 you can get an Ultra Gauge.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    URD O2 simulators clip into the rear O2 sensors. If you remove the rear O2 sensors, how do you add the URD kit? :confused:
     
  18. Mar 13, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    Thanks for the link. I bought the O2 sims from URD and they seem to be working well. I am glad you shared the link and if I have any problems, this will be the replacement.
     
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