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How to check "Check Engine" light

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by StAndrew, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    The Check Engine light came on yesterday. I figured it was the MAF since thats ussually the easy answer. When I pulled it out, one side was coated in a black layer of gunk (dry). Probably from the K&N box filter. I just did the deck plate mod on top.

    I cleaned the MAF but the light is still on. Anyone know how to check the code? Thanks!
     
  2. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    go to autozone and get them to read it on their scan tool...then let us know what the code is.
     
  3. StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    Thanks. It was the MAF. I disconnected the battery to reset the light. Is there and easier way to do this?
     
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    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    probably the only way,without a scanner
     
  5. Offroadfreak121

    Offroadfreak121 New Member

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    If you own a Tacoma, a $50 scanner from Harbor Freight is a worthwhile investment.
     
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    Manlaan Well-Known Member

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    Scangauge II :)

    A lot more useful than a normal scanner and will read/reset codes, as well as show you all sorts of other things.
     
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