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CEL = Limp Mode? #369963 Jan 9, 8:51pm Jan 9, 8:51pm
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CEL = Limp Mode?
I've only had my Celica for like a few months now, but learning lots about it as the days go by. I'm not too familiar with Toyota's ECU, but have lots of experience with Mazda & Honda from previous cars. My question is, that if the CEL ever comes on, will the car go into "limp mode" where it retards timing and thinks something is wrong? Cause I know Honda cars will do that. Anybody know?

Re: CEL = Limp Mode? [Re: GTS_Rosh] #369964 Jan 9, 8:54pm Jan 9, 8:54pm
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mine did, when my CEL went on...

u would step on the gas all the way, and it would start reacting to it like 7 secs later... thumbsdown

Re: CEL = Limp Mode? [Re: rem] #369965 Jan 9, 11:52pm Jan 9, 11:52pm
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depends on what the CEL is for. different problems recieve different actions. It's a very "smart" ecu. hence the "I" in VVTL-I


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Re: CEL = Limp Mode? [Re: Lucky_317] #369966 Jan 10, 12:45pm Jan 10, 12:45pm
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I see, so if your Intake throws a CEL code, then its not going to retard timing and act weird right?

Re: CEL = Limp Mode? [Re: GTS_Rosh] #369967 Jan 10, 12:48pm Jan 10, 12:48pm
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probobally not


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