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Celicacutie Sep 10, 10:07pm - #271746 

Mrs Vin Diesel!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
1st CEL

Just got a belt replaced yesterday...coincedence that my check engine light comes on today??



I have had the car for 2 years and this never happened so I have no idea wtf to do. Owner's Manual doesn't explain anything about it.

I called service, they said they will hook up to machine, could take 1-3 hours. He said I will be fine driving 1-2 weeks if the car isn't idling, staling...then to bring it in.


Said gasket could be loose, or a loose cap.


Besides the obvious, bringing it in, should I be worried driving it? I have to drive 40 miles (round trip) for work each day.

I've been to the dealer now, 3 times in the past 2 weeks frown
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gearSHIFTx
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gearSHIFTx Sep 10, 11:25pm - #271747 

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1990 Toyota Celica

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Irvine, California
You should be alright driving around for a little bit. Most of the times its not something major, but after time not getting it checked out it will probably become major.

you really need to worry when the CEL is blinking, then you shouldnt even drive the car.

My CEL has been on and off for a sometime now. Havent had the money to fix it. But when i pulled the code, it said i had a lean malfunction so i know where to start, but for now it still idles and drives well.
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Haulin_A_Doo
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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 11, 5:03pm - #271748 
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CEL's aren't a big deal so long as your engine temp doesn't go up & you have lots of oil. Reset it & see if it comes back. Get the code from the dealer, it will give you an idea where to start looking.
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Mrs Vin Diesel!
Celicacutie Sep 11, 8:12pm - #271749 

Mrs Vin Diesel!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
well, I made an appointment for Tuesday, just to be on the safe side.

I am not paying for Sh*t either, considering I was just there on Thursday and not even 12 hours later, the light comes on.
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daman
cycocelica Sep 11, 8:15pm - #271750 

daman
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Washington
well they should pay for it, considering you have done no engine work and it came on after you brought it to them so thats somewhat suspicious. You can always try to reset it, but dont be afraid to drive it
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Mrs Vin Diesel!
Celicacutie Sep 11, 8:28pm - #271751 

Mrs Vin Diesel!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
ok...


He said as long as its not making noises, I should be fine.

But I always want to be safe.

I looked under the Hood and everything is on tight(caps) etc...but that doesn't mean anything
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daman
cycocelica Sep 11, 8:29pm - #271752 

daman
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Washington
you are fine...i have been driving around with a CEL for 3 months now, no problems...i just ahve to adjust somethings on my Intake
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Mrs Vin Diesel!
Celicacutie Sep 11, 8:37pm - #271753 

Mrs Vin Diesel!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
funny thing is..I am going in at 5...asked if I would be out by 8:30 and he said "Noooo wayyyyyy" wtf
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