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GTS_Rosh
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Jan 9, 8:51pm - #369963 
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?

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Jan 9, 8:54pm - #369964 
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

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Jan 9, 11:52pm - #369965 
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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GTS_Rosh
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Jan 10, 12:45pm - #369966 
I see, so if your Intake throws a CEL code, then its not going to retard timing and act weird right?

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Jan 10, 12:48pm - #369967 
probobally not


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