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HiRo-CuBe
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HiRo-CuBe Mar 18, 8:36pm - #420132 
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Check Engine Light came on

Yesterday on the trip back from LA to SF on I-5 my check engine light came on. I was cruising at about 80mph with cruise control on. I stopped at the near-by Shell gas station and checked my oil and coolant level, nothing seemed wrong. However I noticed that every time I start my car, I hear liquid splashing around for a few seconds, ever since I hit the curb and jumped it a couple months ago. I don't know if that had anything to do with it, but that CEL bothers me. Any ideas? I have a 2000 Celica GTS 6speed with 64k miles.
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ExNihilo
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ExNihilo Mar 18, 8:38pm - #420133 
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Hmmm, I'd check all the lines going to the airbox, something might have been knocked around. Or just take it in to get the code read.

300,000 KM/Sec. Its not just a good idea, its the law.
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hefner
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hefner Mar 18, 8:58pm - #420134 
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GET THE CODE PULLED

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SmutasticGT Mar 18, 9:39pm - #420135 

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yah i suggest going to your nearest autozone, they can pull the code for free and that ll give you a better idea as to what is wrong with you celica thumbsup
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sweetnuts4sale
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sweetnuts4sale Mar 19, 8:43am - #420136 
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^^^ yep!!
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RookieGTS Mar 19, 10:08pm - #420137 

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any luck yet?
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HiRo-CuBe
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HiRo-CuBe Mar 22, 4:41am - #420138 
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oh, snap lol I didn't know that...thanks guys I'll go take it to autozone tomorrow. I hope it's nothing bad..
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speed_celica Mar 23, 6:23pm - #420139 

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Do you have any mods done? Sometimes resetting the ECU will help!
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HiRo-CuBe
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HiRo-CuBe Mar 24, 12:39am - #420140 
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well I went to autozone and borrowed the device to check what's wrong and this is what it said:

P0420 Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

1. catalytic converter defective
2. engine misfire or running condition
3. large vacuum leak
4. engine oil leakage into exhaust valve guide seals piston rings
5. refer to AZ commercial preferred customer

What'd you guys think the problem might be? The guy at Autozone said the O2 sensor might have been knocked out or something.
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