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Just hit 80,000 miles and...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ERIC, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    ERIC

    ERIC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my check engine light went on. Great ive had it for 40,000 miles and now something goes bad. i cant figure out what is wrong though, but i have noticed that when i start it up the rpms drop really low then go back up to a normal idle speed. also sometimes when im idleing for awhile itll drop really low. has anyone else had this problem? any suggestions would be great!
     
  2. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

    ChrisYoTaCoMa Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    I'm willing to bet it throws an O2 sensor code. that is what mine did when it went.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Ptowntaco

    Ptowntaco Camburg :)

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    +1 i just had to change mine only took about 30 min. Bad thing was it was $180 buck :(
     
  4. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Whats the code?
     
  5. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Not yours...the OP's
     
  6. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

    ChrisYoTaCoMa Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    Sorry...Duh!
     
  7. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    LOL...Its all good ;)
     
  8. Nov 8, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    Without the code(s) it's just all speculation. Get the code(s) pulled and post them up here and then you'll get better help.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    joee77

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    Take your truck to Autozone or Checker and they can tell you the code. Should be relatively minor.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Ditto on the last post.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    swise

    swise TRIFECTA!!!

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    I asked a tech about check engine light once. He asked me if it still ran ok. I said yes, and he said "then dont worry about it."
     
  12. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    Your so-called tech is an ass then. The CEL lit up for a reason, probably too lazy to figure out what's causing it.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    X2.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  15. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    ERIC

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    i cant a new law in CA says that auto places can no longer give out diagnostic tools so now i hav to go to a professional and that costs like 50 bucks
     
  16. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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  17. Nov 10, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    Yeah CA sucks balls. Vato Zone can't do it anymore. I found a shop that only charges $10.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    You're kidding... CA will not let you get a code checked at a parts store??? WTF????:eek: Someone who made that law up owns a repair shop... That's fucked up.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    Dawayne409

    Dawayne409 Master Airman of the Navy

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    I'm not an engine guy but mine started acting up around then and I had to replace the timing chain(or belt...whatever. Lol). The tech said that 80-90k is usually the wear limit of the timing chain on our tacos. That might not be the case but I'm just saying, for future reference you know.
     
  20. Nov 10, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

    ChrisYoTaCoMa Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    Not in a 2.7L motor, we have a chain, and they never need replacing unless they break, and that never happens.
     
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