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1998 toyota tacoma engine light suddenly came on

The truck runs exellently prior to, and after the engine light came on. It has 140,000 miles and historically has been problem free as expected. Any suggestions?

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  • MARK CASTRO May 11, 2010

    YOU NEED TO HAVE CODES CHECKED--PLUG A SCANNER IN AND FIND OUT WHY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON--THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF FAULTS THAT CAN TURN THIS LIGHT ON--AND FROM CODES YOU CAN FORM A DIAGNOSTIC STATEGY

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    get the code read with an OBD scanner and we can troubleshoot further.

    Your local parts store (murrays, advance autoparts, autozone, etc.) will hook it up to the code reader for free.

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Typically it involves an engine sensor (O2, egr), if you do not have access to an obd engine scanner, some auto parts stores will read your engine fault code and give you the results free of charge. Then of course you purchase your parts there.

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