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Diagnostic Code P0136

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by bhenderson, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Mar 31, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    bhenderson

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    Hello! My dealership has had difficulty finding out why my Tacoma has the check engine light on. Having checked the system with my code reader, it came up with P0136. This means there is a "sensor circuit malfunction." Specifically, it is an air/ fuel corruption. Any ideas as to why the dealership cannot/ does not want to help me? How can I fix this problem and turn off my check engine light for good? Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 31, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    rutherk1

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    Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage-bank 1 sensor 2. Could have been a misfire or bad gas. Id reset and not worry about it. If it comes back on try replacing that sensor.

    What year? If its new, I would reset it and write it off as a fluke.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    taco4tim

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    I replaced both O2 sensors and completed a drive cycle and code still pops up. The sensors were caked with black smoke residue. What else could it be? Please Help!
     
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    jahsonferg

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    Cut your cat off replace w straight pipe leaving o2 sensors in place.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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    Is that the only current code? Read the Long term fuel trim if possible, this will give you an idea of what's going on.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2016 at 11:54 PM
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    check for proper connection and or corrosion at the connection.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2016 at 3:55 AM
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    My truck has engine light on and the battery light as well any ideas taking it to toyota to do a diagnostic test. Help
     
  9. Jul 23, 2016 at 9:48 PM
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    get the codes pulled. Battery light usually comes on when the battery is going out or gone and or the alternator might be going out or gone.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2016 at 10:25 PM
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    I found out what happened. I broke my spindle idk how or what but I'm going get e locker
     
  11. Aug 3, 2016 at 10:38 AM
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    Rickhead

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    I used to get O2 sensor codes on my 2000 Tacoma. Turned out to be the MAF sensor being grimed up with air filter oil from my K&N. I removed it and cleaned it with carb cleaner, reinstalled it, then removed negative battery terminal to reset and everything was good. Then I cleaned the K&N air filter and used a lot less filter oil. I hope this works for you.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    I think it's my differential the spindle
     
  13. Aug 3, 2016 at 10:45 AM
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    Rickhead My other vehicle is a GSX-R1000

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    Understood. I was replying to the original post of the O2 sensor code. I just looked at the original post again and it was from 7 years ago!!! Hahaha. Oh well, I am sure they have it figured out by now!
     
  14. Aug 3, 2016 at 10:50 AM
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    They make MAF cleaner. I would use it rather than carb cleaner especially since it's electronic.
     
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