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Deckplate mod done wrong?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomabud, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    tacomabud

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    Put a 4" deck plate into the Tacoma today, and when I started the truck up the 'Check Engine' light was on. Overall, the process took 2 days (long story), but I was safe and put a plastic bag over the intake, and I took whatever sensor that's in the intake out. I put a little silicone and paint around the deckplate, but I waited for it to dry for at least 6-7 hours. Any ideas on what it could be? Do I need to reset the computer since the sensor was moved, and if so how?

    I have the stock K&N air filter replacement, but I don't see how that can affect anything. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  2. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    have the code checked, it could just be a coincidence that now you have a different problem
     
  3. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    You used Sensor Safe sealant, Correct?
     
  4. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    I used bathroom silicone... Should I remove the silicone I used ASAP and put sensor safe?
     
  5. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    Where can you buy Sensor Safe Selant?
     
  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    should be able to find it at most auto parts stores...


    as for the OP...wait another 12-24 hours, disconnect the battery for a couple minutes...and then see if the light returns
     
  7. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    X2. Forgot about that. And I think its the negative terminal for 15 min?
     
  8. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    probably doesnt even need to be that long
     
  9. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    Is there anyway that I could have damaged the sensor?

    And I'll let it sit for the night and give it a try mid day with the supposed 'warmer' weather.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    sensor safe doesnt emit the fumes that regular silicone would...the fumes mess with the MAF
     
  12. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    That's funny. Just remove your EFI fuse for about 1 min.to reset the CEL. If that doesn't work then try changing the silicone. I think I bought my sensor safe silicone at Walmart. If not, it was at Auto Zone.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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  14. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    Yes, your truck will start sneezing and post nasal drip will occur causing the radiator to leak. :D
     
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    typically yes...but i suppose its possible to damage it...

    i would venture to guess that if theres no other problems with just a major coincidence...resetting the light via battery or pulling a fuse and letting the truck sit for like 12 hours SHOULD fix the issue
     
  16. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    I'm doing the deckplate mod soon if anyone has pics of the finished product i would love to see them. thanks guys
     
  17. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    you used paint on the intake?

    spray paint?
     
  18. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    Mike you bring up a good point...i was focused more on the bathroom silicone...the spray paint could easily mess with the MAF too
     
  19. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    yah, those are hard fumes to lose....
     
  20. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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    i'd say you damaged your sensor. ...not likely to be fumes if you let it dry for 7 hours.
     
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