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Toyota Matrix Check engine light is on

Hi everyone. I have a problem on toyota matrix, the car filled with diesel oil by mistake, run 2.5 miles and shut down, I took the car to Midas near by, they empty and clean the gas tank,and blow the engine, try to get as much as diesel oil out from the car. Everything works fine after they clean it, expect there're smokes coming out from the back. and the sending unit doesn't work.
two days later, the check engine light is on. what is the problem on the car?

Please help!!!

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  • wlz1682 Feb 15, 2009

    I forgot to mention, the spark plugs were replaced and they put two bottles of the injector cleaner liquid in the gas tanks also. It's the best way to take it to Autozone to check it, right?

  • wlz1682 Feb 15, 2009

    This is a 2005 Toyota Matrix

  • wlz1682 Feb 15, 2009

    Thank You askmee,
    I went to check this morning at autozone, they told me is the O2 sensor. they told me there're O2 sensor, and they don't know which one.

    Thank you for your help askmee


  • wlz1682 Feb 15, 2009

    I replaced a new O2 sensor, and the Check engine light is off !
    Thank you again askmee!

    Is it because the diesel cause that problem? because the gas tank and the engine is not clean enough, the smoke cause the O2 sensor bad?
    I think that's the problem, right?


  • jedwards102 Apr 24, 2009

    changed oil on moms 2006 matrix since then maint. required light has come on . checked oil it is fine . how do I shut light off .trans . seems to be shifting fine. no over heating everthing seems to be fine except light . hope someone can help thanks Wayne

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Is it a check engine light or Maintenance Required light? If its the maintenance required light, turn the car off, push and hold the trip odometer button while turning the ignition back on. Don't start the car. You'll see five dashes that will count down to none. That'll reset the maintenance required light. Do it after every oil change and it'll come on when its time for an oil change.

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Hello
I would assume you need to replace spark plugs and fuel injectors (or try to use injector cleaner liquid). Also check/replace catalytic converter. Check engime lights codes you can read for free in nearest Autozone store. I would assume it either fuel evaporation problem or O2 sensor.
Please kinly let me know if you need more infor
Good Luck

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  • Grigory Zyryanov Feb 15, 2009

    Best way to read check engine light is Autozone store

    After getting codes you can find out what that means from this link

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showth...

    or even ask at Autozone

    Good Luck

  • Grigory Zyryanov Feb 15, 2009

    Probably both tank was contaminated and engine was smoking and it cause O2 sensor to go bad

    Good Luck

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