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check engine light

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by RustyYota, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    RustyYota

    RustyYota [OP] Active Member

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    Driving down the road going about 55mph then the old check engine light came on. Went to the nearest advance auto and read the code. It read as follows

    Evap Emission
    Control system purge
    Flow fault malfunction
    Control system vent
    Circuit Malf

    All I have for a manual is the hanes book for my old 2000 and the 2002 I thing is a little different system. I have checked all the hoses for holes and it looks good as well as the gas cap gasket. I assume my next job will be checking the purge solnoid thing. I someone knows anything let me know.

    Thanks a lot

    Dave
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Taco John

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    Still running ok?
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    RustyYota

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    Yeah it runs mint if it wasnt for the light i would never had known
     
  4. May 7, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    Taco John

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    My dad aways suggested putting tape over it in that situation ;)

    An '02 so OBDII, right? Should have gotten some numeric codes with those descriptions. Best bet is googling those. They are standardized so you can cross reference a lot of different makes and models with similar controls.

    Sometimes those can be a pain to trace if it is a cracked or loos hose or a loose wire, etc.
     
  5. May 7, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    HondaGM

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    ck your purge control solenoid valve
     
  6. May 10, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    straightaxle

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    where is this located on our trucks, also how can you tell if its faulty?
     
  7. May 10, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    DaCapt

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    Make sure your gas cap is tight!! Till it clicks. Had check eng. light happen to me. Gas cap fixed it.
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    derekp

    derekp giddy up!

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  9. May 10, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep....first and easiest thing to check....then get the code number if it aint the gas cap.
     
  10. May 16, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    If it's code P0441, take a look at your charcoal canister for cracks. Becoming a common probelm on the '01 and '02 Taco's with the Evap canister under the hood.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    car78412

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    The Toyota stealership told me that the evap canister needs to be replaced. He informed me that it is under my truck bed and he needs to remove the whole bed to get at the canister. What do you think?
    I have an 03 reg cab 4x4.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    I dont think the bed has to come off. The canisters usually just bolt to the frame. I'd get a second opinion.
     
  13. Oct 21, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    Now they told me that the frame needs to be replaced.
     
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