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check engine light =(

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by .Trdtaco315., Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    .Trdtaco315.

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    man my truck is just giving me all these problems at once =/
    anyone have a scanner i could use? i dont wanna pay just to get it scanned.
    or maybe some can recommend a good place to take my toyota in, it needs to be service.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan Don't go off ninjin

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    GO TO AUTOZONE!!!! Theyll give you your code an then just come back here an post it up!
     
  3. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    .Trdtaco315.

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    ok so what exactly do i need from them?
     
  4. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan Don't go off ninjin

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    You just roll up there and say yo bro can you check my codes. an they'll be like sure brosef! Lemme get my sweet OBDII scanner and hook you up. Then they'll scan it then you will go back inside and they will give you a print out of the code and the description of the code.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    Caduceus

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    Subscribed! My light popped on two days ago. I took it to the dealer, and they told me they couldn't read it, to bring it back when it was between 3/4 and 1/4 tank ?!?

    If I can just go to Autozone, that'd make life much easier.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    yesterday it wasnt on but like 2 hours ago its on now! its on E right now but im pretty sure thats now the issue.

    ^^^ill def go to auto zone, or kregan??
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan Don't go off ninjin

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    I dont know about the New Tacomas..... I got mine scanned at Autozone one day after work with a full tank o gas in the middle of the week... Thats weird that they want you to come back at 3/4 and 1/4 tank o gas... Maybe thats when your toyota knows exactly when to allow toyota to read codes??? lol. But for 1st gens you can go whenever you feel like it...
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    I can't imagine a 45 year old working at the counter at Autozone talking to you like that. LOL
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan Don't go off ninjin

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    Hahahah i just made that up. Its how most scenarios go in my mind but they dont really play out like that in real life....
     
  10. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    lol
     
  11. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:25 AM
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    I'm lucky if the punks can drink at my Autozone. They sure couldn't tell me squat about hooking up Hella's.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:27 AM
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    Cmack's engine light just poped on too!! WTF is up with the 1st gens all of a sudden...its gotta be that damn Sasquatch!!!

    :spy:
     
  13. Apr 12, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    mine popped one the day before yesterday, invest in a scan guage, worth it in the long run ;)
     
  14. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    My guess is front O2 sensor...seems to be pretty comon on these.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    I don't think they will do that in Cali any more.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    Youre telling me my beloved California won't let Autozone read codes anymore?!?!!?!!??!?!?!?!!?!?!??!!?? WHAT THE FRENCH, TOAST????
     
  17. Apr 15, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    x2 scan gauge is awesome
     
  18. Apr 15, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    Welcome to the CEL Club... :mad:
     
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    2nd on your local autostore doing it for free.
     
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