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Last chance saloon before i take the car to toyota & get stung. I own a Toyota MR2 Y ref 2001 with 78k on the clock. 2 days ago the malfunction light came on the dash, car is running well, i see no diffrence at all in the car now light is on. So i rang a diagnostic guy who came out to the the car, he did his thing, came back with 02 sensor partial failure & the problem is around the exhaust he said. Now, i have a heat shield problem on this car, as i can hear it at times when i pull away, it vibrates slightly, i think it has a bolt missing, could this in any way cause my malfunction light to come on ? & if not, what is it ? The diagnostic guy reset all fault lights on dash but 15 mins into journey to work this morning on it comes again. Not sure what to do now, apart from ring Toyota, who i know will get to the prob, just not sure my bank balance can handle it. Any help would be great thanks.

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Just to let you know.There is many good shops that have paid to buy the money to buy the diagnostic gear for your car.The main thing is they don't charge the prices the dealers do.This is a real example.A co-worker paid $28 a litre for oil in his kawasaki the other day.It retails for $12....$12.!!!this was at a dealer.
Shop around.Talk to mates.Where do they get their cars done.
Ring around.It will save you heaps
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