I (stupidly) went to the toyota dealership because the check engine light was on. They told me the Diagnosis Code was PO174 system too lean found bank 2 air fuel ratio sensor faulty. Recomended replacing bank 2 a/f sensor. They told us if this doesn't get fixed it can cause major problems with the catalayic converter
We didn't have anything done but when we got our car back the light was off and hasn't come back on again. A mechanic we know personally, told me they might be giving us the run around, and a lot of times the sensor just needs to be cleaned.
Is this something complicated to do, does anyone know how to do this?
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Re: Diagnosis Code PO174
Before replacing parts i always like to clear the code and see if it comes back .
there could be a fluke that set the code or poor fuel could also cause this code.
i would continue to drive and see if the code comes back and if it does find a independent garage and get a second opinion. and just play dumb and see what they say.
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When a 'check engine light' (MIL=Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is turned on, there is a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) set/stored in the ECM/PCM (Engine Control Module/Powertrain Control Module). This code identifies which engine management system component/function experienced a malfunction. Once you pull/read this code, you may begin diagnosis.
Did you buy this from a dealer? if so, you should have taken it back ASAP I dont know why you didnt have the Toyota Dealer fix the car, now your in the middle of a mess, getting 2 shops involved, and the car still has a problem. When you bought the car, whoever you bought it from, knew there was a problem, cleared the code and it took a while for the check engine light to come back on. So now you will just have to pay someont to fix the car. The trans shop told you it needed a converter and solenoid, the problem is still there, so make it their problem. I think you need someone who knows toyota . theres no recall that I know of. Recalls are free, anyhow. . ecm is warranteed 8 years or 80k miles. Have the dealer check it out. Have them Check Bulletin TC008-04 and T-SB-0378-08
If you can post the exact code that was read with the check engine light it may help with diagnosis. Toyota sensors should be replaced with Denso brand. Many other brands can create problems with Toyotas, especially Bosch.
I had the same problem, then took my car to an expert repair shop who diagnosed the sensors and
found no problem with the car. They notified the DMV who was unaware of the problem, who then told the repair shop (John's Bascom Automotive) that they will adjust their computer system to allow a "two speed idle test". My bill was $95 and I still have to pay for a smog test after driving around for
a couple of days to clear the computer monitors, a fair amount and I gladly paid it.
John advised me that I'd get no satisfaction with Toyota or the DMV. I went to the dealership where I
bought the car and they said that the smog stations don't know what they're doing. They charge
about $100 and work around the P0500 code but it takes them about two hours to do this. I told
them that I should have been notified about the dyno none-compatability by Toyota and that Toyota
should have notified the DMV beforehand. I wonder how many speed sensors are being replaced by
unknowing smog shops around the state. I got Toyota's main customer support phone number and
will call them Monday. I'm going to get my pound of flesh ($95 worth) from the DMV next week also.
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