'01 Aurora......suddenly died while driving (2X) and since then all the DIC readouts are wrong, except the date. Coulde there be any connection to a loose gas cap? Are there fuses to replace for this problem or is there a way to re-boot?
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Re: car dying while driving, DIC readouts incorrect
Start out by checking the connections on your battery and the connection next to the fuse block under the hood. It is possible that this is a bad ignition switch, however if that were the case you would not see the DIC setting reset. DIC setting reset is indicative of a total power loss.
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There are many things that can contribute to this problem. It sounds like it may be ignition related. Possibly an ignition control module or ignition coil. The check engine light coming on while driving is the key to finding the problem. The light comes on when the computer finds a problem and will then store it in its memory. Have the codes checked for what the computer has found to be at fault and with a little diagnostics, should lead you to the problem
Best thing is to take the vehicle to a toyota dealer and let them do a diagnostic test on it via the ECU. Thus showing the error codes stored in the ECU. This will save you money in the end by not fixing the incorrect stuff and shows you exactly whats wrong with it. Avoiding guessing. From there you will know whats needed to be fixed.
Check O2/mapp sensor. Also if you can elaborate on the behavior of the engine as it stalls, is there smoke, does it race then suddenly die out or does it barely run at a very slow unsteady idol until it floods out? Check O2/mapp sensor. Also if you can elaborate on the behavior of the engine as it stalls, is there smoke, does it race then suddenly die out or does it barely run at a very slow unsteady idol until it floods out? Answering with as much detail as possible will help get a more definite answer. Good luck.
If anyone has worked under the hood or in the dash get your copy of what you paid and head to the dealer most dashes boards newer then 95-96 need dealer codes and scanner's to re boot if in safe (anti theft) bit if it starts check the fuses it may be in a seperate connector, your bcm (body control mod) is first to check those computer dashes are very sensative