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Re: engine light stays on
I would fist see if it is coverd by a federal warrenty.If not there are other aftermarket converters that a descent mechanic could install.The first thing I would do is get a better opinion to actually see if it is the converter or somthing the engine is doing to cause the oxygen sencors to say it's a bad converter.Being a mechanic I found that the ethenol alcohol that is added to the gas is causing a load of problems the way the comp. work in the car.Try adding a good does of injector cleaner and run a fue tanks of Hy test gas to see if it gets rid of the codes.
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The light is flashing to alert the driver that the problem is serious enough to damage the catalytic converter.
Get the engine computer scanned for trouble codes so you know how to proceed with testing.
Best place to get a free quotation with the OE spare is to call the Toyota dealer that is close tto your place.
It is tool free and a priviledged service for a Toyota client.
So where ever you are call after checck the link for Toyota cars/corolla....... name of place.
The unauthorised one may not do the job required of a convertor..
This is a torque converter clutch solenoid code internal to the transmission. the computer has detected a fault in the operation of the solenoid. It will need to be diagnosed by a trained technician and may very likely require internal trans repairs.
He can't hit a switch and turn on the Check Engine Light, however there are several dozen ways a shoddy mechanic can cause that Light to come on.
Two things you can do is:
1. Disconnect the negative side of the battery and wait about 30-minutes before reconnecting. Check to see if that Light comes back. If not great! If it does:
2. Find out why the Check Engine Light is on. There should be a code that the computer has set. Take it to Autozone or other auto parts stores, where they can hook your vehicle up (for free) to a DRB Scan Tool to eloborate or extrapolate what the Code(s) are.
The real question is if the work the mechanic did caused this. Have their work checked.
Your computer has found an error. It may be a small one, or not. You need to have someone (A garage) put a scanner to it to read it out. They can also reset it with the scanner. But if your computer still senses an error, it will turn the light on again.
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.
not necessarily..visually check the car if required as for a mechanics assistance...this car has been rated one of the best..so i dont this u need to change them until u have a problem with it..extend ur warranty if needed...(got the foll on the net)
Applicable Warranty*: R & R of the Speed Sensor, Transaxle, and Torque Converter Clutch Assembly are covered under the Toyota Powertrain Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date. R & R of the Engine Control Module is covered under the Toyota Federal Emissions Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.
* Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer's specific complaint.