Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Thanks for posting,
While the engine is running does the check engine light stay onOther than the idle can you rev the engine up at all or does it stall when doing so?
Thanks for getting back to me, I think the first thing I would do here is to get diagnostic codes that may be in the computer, so far it doesn't sound like an alternator problem to me, since you are working at the dealer there should be no problem connecting laptop and checking what the codes are, if you don't want to wait to get back to the dealer most part stores will loan you their code reader unless you have one yourself but this is where I would start, the light is on for a reason and may very well be related to the way it's running. Another thing that kind of comes to mind for me is that the timing belt may have slipped on the pulleys so this may have to be checked as well, depending on what code information you are getting.
I noticed that youm mentioned that you added some oil, was it low, is there any noise when running?
How many miles are on it?
How long have you owned it?
Do you know if the timing belt has been replaced and if so when?
Does the engine have a distributor or two externally mounted coils?
Thanks, ***** ***** me the miles when the belt was replaced.
Have you checked or replaced the fuel filter?
Is there a way you can borrow a code reader so we can check for codes?
Ok, sounds good let me now how it goes.
It's a little over the mileage that it should be replaced which is every 90,000 miles.
hello, I'm just following up from my last reply, pleae let me know when you are able to aquire a code reader and let me know if you need more help figuring the problem out.