Question about 1997 Toyota Tacoma
I HAVE A 1997 TOYOTA TACOMA AND MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS COME ON. THE FIRST TIME THAT THIS HAPPENED WAS A YEAR AGO IN THE FALL. AT THAT TIME I WAS TOLD IT COULD BE THE GAS CAP. SO I REPLACED THE GAS CAP. AFTER I REPLACED THE GAS CAP I REMOVED THE CABLE FROM THE BATTERY AND THE LIGHT WENT OFF. THE LIGHT HAS COME BACK ON AFTER A YEAR. I REMOVED THE CABLE AND THE LIGHT STAYS OFF FOR ABOOUT TWO DAYS THEN ITS ON AGAIN. WHAT CAN, OR SHOULD I DO?
pull the E.F.I. fuse located under the hood on the drivers side, if there is more than 1 efi fuse pull them both along with the E.T.C.S. fuse (if there is one) for 1 minute or so. That should do it
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
First, try a new accelerator pump. They're less than $10 and easy to install. On the side of the carburator, near the linkage. It's simple a small rubber diaphragm.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
This is going to sound like a joke, but I'm serious. I've seen this many times. The wheel is usually just rusted to the hub or the bolt-ends that the lugnuts screw onto. Set your parking brake and put a wheel chock or something to act as one on both sides of the opposite (diagonally) tire of the one you're removing. Jack your truck up until the tire is completely off the ground. PUT A JACKSTAND UNDERNEATH THE FRAME RAIL. This is important! If the jack tips or the truck rolls the least bit, the truck comes crashing down... not good. Now, this is not a joke, kick the **** out of the tire. Not the wheel, the actual rubber tire. Usually, one good kick breaks it loose. Sometimes they're really stubborn and will require a few good kicks around the tire. Just watch that you don't get a rythym going that gets the truck rocking on the jack. Being rubber, the tire has enough give to cause enough vibration to break it loose. If it doesn't work, spray a TON of WD-40 all over the wheel (don't get it on any of your brake components, however) and let it sit for a little while (30 mins.). Try again. You should get it off pretty easily this way. Good Luck.
Posted on Dec 06, 2009
An O2 sensor code is a tricky one. It could mean SEVERAL different things, and I know how bad it sucks to hear this, but your best bet is to take it in and have a diagnostic ran on it at either a dealer or a good mechanic shop with a computer they can hook up to it. I had an "O2" code come up a while back on another car I used to have, and literally spent weeks and hundreds of dollars trying to fix it, and never did. Finally out of desperation took it in, paid the $90, and they found the problem and fixed it in like 30 minutes. Something I would have never even thought of was causing it (can't remember off the top of my head). After that I stopped wating time and money on check engine lights. One comes on in my car, I take it to have it ran for free at and auto parts store just to make sure it's not a loose gas cap or something, just to get an idea of what I'm looking at, then go and make an appointment to have to hooked up to a diagnostic computer to track down the problem. Good luck, and hope this helps save you some time and money.
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
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