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Sparty Apr 18, 12:41am - #157649 

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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?..
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PnOyGtS Apr 18, 12:44am - #157650 

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Go to autozone and have them read the codes!
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fastceli2001 Apr 18, 12:46am - #157651 

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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
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grcelica Apr 18, 1:03am - #157652 

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Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!


thumbsup It's free
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Rocketman Apr 18, 1:12am - #157653 

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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
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LostAngel Apr 18, 1:54am - #157654 
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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.
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Sparty Apr 18, 6:37pm - #157655 

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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?
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spaztikid Apr 18, 6:44pm - #157656 
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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?
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Sparty Apr 18, 6:53pm - #157657 

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i think it was 0171...
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Sparty Apr 18, 6:59pm - #157658 

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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...?
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Sparty Apr 18, 7:00pm - #157659 

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how do i reset my ECU?
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oas Apr 18, 7:01pm - #157660 
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you cudd ask the dealer
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spaztikid Apr 18, 7:01pm - #157661 
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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.
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Sparty Apr 18, 7:07pm - #157662 

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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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spaztikid Apr 18, 7:52pm - #157663 
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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.
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Sparty Apr 18, 8:01pm - #157664 

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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
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spaztikid Apr 18, 8:05pm - #157665 
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its a cotton swab...

and i dunno why it doesnt show it.
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Sparty Apr 18, 8:07pm - #157666 

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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...
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spaztikid Apr 18, 8:10pm - #157667 
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Sparty Apr 18, 8:35pm - #157668 

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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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