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check engine #332814 Nov 22, 11:04am Nov 22, 11:04am
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i was driving to work yesterday, when out of nowhere a check light comes on. it's not the oil.. it has a picture of something and at the bottom it says check.. is it the check engine sign?? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH MY CAR??

Re: check engine [Re: inifinity] #332815 Nov 22, 11:16am Nov 22, 11:16am
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go to autozone and ask them to pull the code for you...

then come back here and post the code...

Re: check engine [Re: spaztikid] #332816 Nov 22, 3:41pm Nov 22, 3:41pm
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yeah if you have an aftermarket Intake it could be that, my CEL came on and it turns out it was a common problem with gen1 AEM CAI


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Re: check engine [Re: eric_h] #332817 Nov 23, 12:58am Nov 23, 12:58am
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it might be my Short Ram... i don't really have any time to go to autozone this week.. is it safe to drive with it on?

Re: check engine [Re: inifinity] #332818 Nov 23, 5:18am Nov 23, 5:18am
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as long as its not flashing your fine. But you still need to get it checked out as soon as possible.


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Re: check engine [Re: inifinity] #332819 Nov 24, 1:51am Nov 24, 1:51am
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Originally Posted by inifinity
i was driving to work yesterday, when out of nowhere a check light comes on. it's not the oil.. it has a picture of something and at the bottom it says check.. is it the check engine sign?? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH MY CAR??


you know, if you dont tight the gastank lid 'til it clicks, this may cause that the check engine light comes on... ( laughsilly is written there... ) however.
follow this steps:

First reset the ECU...
How to do it? thumbsup https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1870213935_0_collapsed_2__1.html

To remove the fuse use that kind of "tweezers" (circled in green) happywink

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Re: check engine [Re: morris] #332820 Nov 24, 1:56am Nov 24, 1:56am
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If the light comes on again. Go to AutoZone, they'll pull the code for you. happywink they must do it for free. rice
then look up for that code in this list thumbsup
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1870112628_0_collapsed_2__1.html

This way, at least you'll know what could be causing this, and prevent to get ripped off... thumbsup

I hope this can help wave

Re: check engine [Re: morris] #332821 Nov 24, 3:34am Nov 24, 3:34am
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Originally Posted by morris
Originally Posted by inifinity
i was driving to work yesterday, when out of nowhere a check light comes on. it's not the oil.. it has a picture of something and at the bottom it says check.. is it the check engine sign?? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH MY CAR??


you know, if you dont tight the gastank lid 'til it clicks, this may cause that the check engine light comes on... ( laughsilly is written there... ) however.
follow this steps:

First reset the ECU...
How to do it? thumbsup https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1870213935_0_collapsed_2__1.html

To remove the fuse use that kind of "tweezers" (circled in green) happywink



OHHHH So thats the black thing to remove the fuse...i always wanted to know wat that was thanks Francy thumbsup

Re: check engine [Re: Virgilson] #332822 Nov 29, 10:29am Nov 29, 10:29am
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i went to autozone and the dude down there pulled some codes.. they were 640 660 and 662 i believe i don't remember the other ones.. i wrote them down but i forgot where i put them. he said there was something leaking air or something and told me to go back and retighten everything in the shortram install. he took off the engine light but today (a week later) it came back on. i found this little hose that comes off the engine and just sits there. it's not plugged into anything and i was reading in one of your forums how you're supposed to plug that with something, but i gotta stop talking and let you guys give some info.
sorry for the long post

Re: check engine [Re: inifinity] #332823 Nov 29, 10:39am Nov 29, 10:39am
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scratch that.. i just found the codes. they are 420 440 446 and 441.. which pretty much tell me there's something cracked, broken, not connected or leaking.. could it be that same hose that's not connected?

Re: check engine [Re: inifinity] #332824 Nov 29, 4:13pm Nov 29, 4:13pm
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dude, that is your Intake, check that everything is connected, or if you can, post a picture of the Intake in your car and we will tell you what looks wrong

good luck

Re: check engine [Re: Miketrd] #332825 Nov 29, 4:26pm Nov 29, 4:26pm
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could be something other than the Intake... my 420 was the o2 sensor on the cat (under the car)

toyota replaced it under warenty and I never saw the CEL again

btw - i have never recieved a CEL from my Injen SRI... NEVER wave
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Re: check engine [Re: isaac] #332826 Nov 29, 4:35pm Nov 29, 4:35pm
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Me either grin

Re: check engine [Re: Psquared] #332827 Nov 29, 4:54pm Nov 29, 4:54pm
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well... i didn't get the Injen shortram i got a topspeed shortram Intake.. if you've ever heard of it.. i'll probably buy the Injen shortram if its this crap Intake... everytime i turn off the car, there's this noise like a hissing slowing down or something like that.. oh well it sounds cool but i know it's not supposed to sound like that. i'll try and jack my cousin's camera so i can shoot some pics and post them.

Re: check engine [Re: Virgilson] #332828 Nov 29, 5:41pm Nov 29, 5:41pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
Originally Posted by morris
Originally Posted by inifinity
i was driving to work yesterday, when out of nowhere a check light comes on. it's not the oil.. it has a picture of something and at the bottom it says check.. is it the check engine sign?? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH MY CAR??


you know, if you dont tight the gastank lid 'til it clicks, this may cause that the check engine light comes on... ( laughsilly is written there... ) however.
follow this steps:

First reset the ECU...
How to do it? thumbsup https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1870213935_0_collapsed_2__1.html

To remove the fuse use that kind of "tweezers" (circled in green) happywink



OHHHH So thats the black thing to remove the fuse...i always wanted to know wat that was thanks Francy thumbsup


thats why i asked you why you were using you pliers instead of the fuse clip spineyes


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Re: check engine [Re: inifinity] #332829 Nov 29, 5:45pm Nov 29, 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by inifinity

everytime i turn off the car, there's this noise like a hissing slowing down or something like that.. oh well it sounds cool but i know it's not supposed to sound like that. i'll try and jack my cousin's camera so i can shoot some pics and post them.


this is how the Intake is supose to sound... it is your engine sucking in air through the air Intake pipe.

The sound *IS* cool, isnt it thumbsup cool


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Re: check engine [Re: isaac] #332830 Nov 29, 5:53pm Nov 29, 5:53pm
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yea.. cool. but it's really loud! happywink confused

Re: check engine [Re: isaac] #332831 Nov 29, 7:18pm Nov 29, 7:18pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
could be something other than the Intake... my 420 was the o2 sensor on the cat (under the car)

toyota replaced it under warenty and I never saw the CEL again

btw - i have never recieved a CEL from my Injen SRI... NEVER wave
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ya know Isaac, I never ever got a CEL from my Injen SRI either...until last week. I investigated and found that one of my silicone hoses, the one that goes into the throttle body had colapsed. So I went and got a 2 ft piece of 8mm hose, the heavy black stuff, replaced the hose, and then reset the ECU. The The CEL never came back,its been 8 days grin How cool to have fixed the problem. Bonus, the car is much spunkier now, that colapsed hose was robbing me of power! Moral of story...sorry so long...is it is imperative all hoses are connected properly and are routed properly, or blocked off properly, or the car will definately not run right. thumbsup

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hey ya, i know the exact problem... Have you ever tried to reset your ECU...? I can bet that this is the problem forsure... Not sure how too..? Well here is what you need to do to reset the ECU. Take the Negative from the battery and take the negative apart from the battery and after five to six minutes plug it again and the check engine will surely go away... i had the same problem with my car... its just that when you install the Intake for the first time... for some reason the check engine light will come on... but i did what i told you to do and ha. by the time i know it, the light was gone... this is my advice...!


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Re: check engine [Re: toysport_celica] #332833 Nov 29, 8:40pm Nov 29, 8:40pm
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reseting my ecu is pretty much what that dude at autozone did with his little computer which he held so dear. i'll pull the neg on my battery tomorrow and then pull the fuse just to be safe. if it comes back again.. imma take a load of pics and post them here so you guys can tell me whats wrong.

Re: check engine [Re: inifinity] #332834 Nov 29, 9:35pm Nov 29, 9:35pm
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i found a pic that shows the little hose that isn't plugged into anything..

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Re: check engine [Re: inifinity] #332835 Nov 29, 9:38pm Nov 29, 9:38pm
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it's the blue circle..(guess the other half of the post didn't make it) where's it supposed to connect to?

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