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polok120
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polok120 Apr 24, 6:48pm - #163368 

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check engine light

i was driving down the highway today when all of a sudden my check engine light turned on wah tcould be wrong? i have a 2000 gts manual with 51348 miles on it. everything souds ok in the car. but last night when i was taking a freind home as i was getting on the highway my car had really bad pickup like it was struggling to gain speed also it feel like i had a flat tire. as in the car didn't drive smooth but today i don't have that problem just the check engine light went on please help
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theretiredpimp Apr 24, 7:16pm - #163369 

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I have the same problem with my car. It's a recurring problem and I've been noticing it for about a year now. My check engine light comes on and goes off by itself. It usually comes on right before I need an oil change and once I do the oilchange, it goes off. Last spring I took my car to Toyota to get it serviced. I told them about the check engine light. They said nothing was wrong. But when I took the car, the check engine light wasn't on. This reminds me, it's on now so I'll probably take my car to Toyota this week and get it checked out while the light still is on. Hopefully they don't bullshit me again and say that nothing's wrong because I wanna know why that light keeps coming on. By the way, I know one other guy with the same problem.

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spaztikid Apr 24, 7:18pm - #163370 
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get the code pulled at autozone... then come back and post what the code is... then someone will tell you whats wrong and how to fix it.
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polok120
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polok120 Apr 24, 8:14pm - #163371 

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there is no autozone in anchorage alaska
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spaztikid Apr 24, 8:17pm - #163372 
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pep boys? kragen? any auto shop? someone must have an OBDII scanner.
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polok120
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polok120 Apr 24, 8:23pm - #163373 

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schucks has one but they all said that theirs are out
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spaztikid Apr 24, 8:26pm - #163374 
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clean your MAF's, odds are thats the problem anyways, check in the installs section for the directions... then reset your ecu.
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eric_h Apr 24, 9:03pm - #163375 

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what he said^^

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polok120
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polok120 Apr 24, 10:03pm - #163376 

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i checked my MAF and it was clean so i checked my oil and that was low a quart for some reason. i run royal purple all synthetic and i just changed it about 3000 miles ago so i dont understand why it would be so low . that still also doesn't explain why my car lagged last night when i drove it it had no punch like i was driving in 6 gear at 30 kind of lag which i wasn't confused
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xXCelicaDudeXx Apr 24, 10:08pm - #163377 

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Yeah I had that same thing happen to me when my car reached about 53k miles. I took it to the local dealer and they said that I needed an engine flush.

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Virgilson Apr 25, 2:08am - #163378 

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I hate those CEL's angry angry
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hephaestus Apr 25, 3:44am - #163379 
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A CEL shouldn't just be passed off as cleaning a sensor as a low idle be passed off as tightening a cable. Bring your car into Toyota, I guess they have one in Alaska and have them do a diagnostic and fix it. It should be covered under your existing warranty. Burning oil isn't good or a CEL or the combination for that matter. I would take it in and have it checked pronto.
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