Question about Toyota Cars & Trucks
My "engine malfunction indicator" light came on in my 1998 Tacoma but the oil is OK so is the engine temp so what else could this be?
Take it to a mechanic or a auto parts store have them read the code with a OBD scanner. That will tell you why the light is on.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the only thing the light tell you is the computers sensors have seen a problem. you need to get the codes out of the cars computer
you need the use of a scan tool
some auto parts stores will scan your car for you for no charge.
get your codes and let us know and we will help find your problem.
also when they check your codes have them erase them and see if they come back
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
SOURCE: Malfunction indicator lamp
The Malfunction Indicator Lamp or MIL (Also called the check engine light or service engine soon light) comes on when the on board computer detects an issue with the operation of the engine or transmission.
The best thing to do is to take the vehicle to an auto parts store like Autozone and have them hook up their scan tool to the vehicle and read the code. They can read it, tell you what it is and also tell you what the code means.
If it is pointing to a faulty component or sensor and you replace or repair the component the the light will go off on its own after the computer sees that the malfunction is no longer present.
You can have the code cleared, but if whatever caused the light to come on in the first place is not addressed then it will just come back on eventually.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
check the fuses and fuse link wires by the battery pull the fuse link wire with your finger if it feels spongy or comes apart in your hand you need to replace it with a new fuse link wire
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
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