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HELP ASAP... #157649 Apr 17, 5:41pm Apr 17, 5:41pm
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HELP ASAP...
i was just merging onto highway when my check engine sign came up... i wasnt over rev. or anything... right when i shifted from 5th to 6th. Anyone know what this might be? The only problem i can think of is that i havent changed oil for about 5.5k miles now... i changed the oil, then after 3k they added up...but i havent done complete oil change for about 5.5k now... could this be the problem? How do i get rid of this sign?..

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157650 Apr 17, 5:44pm Apr 17, 5:44pm
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Go to autozone and have them read the codes!

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: PnOyGtS] #157651 Apr 17, 5:46pm Apr 17, 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!
thumbsup


a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: PnOyGtS] #157652 Apr 17, 6:03pm Apr 17, 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!


thumbsup It's free

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: grcelica] #157653 Apr 17, 6:12pm Apr 17, 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by grcelica
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!


thumbsup It's free and stuff

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: grcelica] #157654 Apr 17, 6:54pm Apr 17, 6:54pm
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Originally Posted by grcelica
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!


thumbsup It's free

Yep, even though a lot of people look down on this place, it does have some cool things like reading your codes.

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157655 Apr 18, 11:37am Apr 18, 11:37am
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alright, took it to autozone today...they read "system too lean". none of them were sure what that means so they said that my system isnt getting enough fuel... gave me some fuel addups... i filled the tank, will see what happens...if it continues, what else can i do?

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157656 Apr 18, 11:44am Apr 18, 11:44am
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what was the code? P0171? P0174?

"system too lean"


its probably one of your sensors, my guess is the MAF, take out your MAFS and clean it like it says in the install guids and reset your ECU...

it could be a lot of things, what was the code?

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157657 Apr 18, 11:53am Apr 18, 11:53am
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i think it was 0171...

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157658 Apr 18, 11:59am Apr 18, 11:59am
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btw, maf sensor would be the one that i have in CAI, right? that used to be on a stock air box...?

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157659 Apr 18, 12:00pm Apr 18, 12:00pm
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how do i reset my ECU?

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157660 Apr 18, 12:01pm Apr 18, 12:01pm
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you cudd ask the dealer

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157661 Apr 18, 12:01pm Apr 18, 12:01pm
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ya...


i didnt know you have a CAI, now i'm 99% sure thats what it is.

just clean it with throttle body and carburator cleaner and reset the ECU and you'll be fine.


reset ECU by unplugging the negative terminal on the batery for like 15 mins.

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: spaztikid] #157662 Apr 18, 12:07pm Apr 18, 12:07pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
ya...


i didnt know you have a CAI, now i'm 99% sure thats what it is.

just clean it with throttle body and carburator cleaner and reset the ECU and you'll be fine.


reset ECU by unplugging the negative terminal on the batery for like 15 mins.


Hey thanks dude...do i use carburator cleaner for this part on the picture? how exactly do i do that? just spray on it or wipe it with something? thanks.

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Originally Posted by Sparty
Originally Posted by spaztikid
ya...


i didnt know you have a CAI, now i'm 99% sure thats what it is.

just clean it with throttle body and carburator cleaner and reset the ECU and you'll be fine.


reset ECU by unplugging the negative terminal on the batery for like 15 mins.


Hey thanks dude...do i use carburator cleaner for this part on the picture? how exactly do i do that? just spray on it or wipe it with something? thanks.


use a q tip, but thats not the MAFS, the MAFS is in the tube, it looks like floss and is very delicate, the thing circled in the pic is an Intake air sensor (IAT).

clean the IAT and MAFS and you should be fine.

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: spaztikid] #157664 Apr 18, 1:01pm Apr 18, 1:01pm
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why does it not show maf sensor in the install section? all it shows is that i have to clean that area circled plus connectors... and thats it ... thanks

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157665 Apr 18, 1:05pm Apr 18, 1:05pm
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its a cotton swab...

and i dunno why it doesnt show it.

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157666 Apr 18, 1:07pm Apr 18, 1:07pm
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lol..i just looked it up grin cotton swab...damn, shouldve known that..sorry...english - my third langauge. alright, im gonna go check that MAF sensor...

Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157667 Apr 18, 1:10pm Apr 18, 1:10pm
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Re: HELP ASAP... [Re: Sparty] #157668 Apr 18, 1:35pm Apr 18, 1:35pm
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OOOHHH WOW! Its gone grin damn, that was soo easy... thanks everyone...special thanks to Spaztikid...
damn autozone grin wanted me to buy a whole bunch of filters... damn damn damn this forum is great grin lol, im so happy...

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