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2000 Toyota Corolla SR 1598cc

Hi,

My speedo has stopped working and the engine light has come on - the temp gauge is fine so I'm not sure if the two things are connected. I've only had the car for a day so I'll be pretty miffed if I have to haul it in for a full service - hoping there might be a an alternative trick or two I can try first?

Best,
Ian

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  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

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If the code for the engine light is a Lien code:

Common problem is the Mass Air Flow sensor. Go to your local auto parts store and get a spray solvent to spray right past the air filter.
This will sometimes correct the engine light. Otherwise you may have to replace the MAF.
Do not replace the Catalytic Converter or the O2 sesors. Some mechanics may try to do this, as it is generally the problem on other vehicles. However, on this model Corolla, it is generally not the case.

The oil light is a low pressure warning. Either you need more oil, or a new oil pump.

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