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Pearl, my rav4 2002 check engine light came on, and the

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Hi pearl, my rav4 2002 check engine light came on, and the engine will stop or near to stop if air condition switched on?
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Customer: What shuold i do?
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Customer: Before check engine light became on, the engine started to change his sound like it is shaking or going to shutdown, specially when air conditioning switched on
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Then check engine light come on!
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.
Hello, thanks for posting your questionThere are quite a few things that can cause this engine problem and the check engine light to turn on, the first thing a technician normally does is to connect a diagnostic code reader to the car's computer to see what trouble codes may be stored, this helps in diagnosing the problem and is a good starting point. Most autoparts stores like Autozone, Advance Auto, O'Reilly can help you with that and they charge nothing to do so. Would you be able to take the vehicle there and have the diagnostic codes read or do you have or know someone who has a code reader, you can also purchase an inexpensive code reader for around $50.00 or so even wal mart sells them, then you can get the codes yourself and besides it may come in handy again in the future. After retrieving the codes you can reply here again and I can help you figure this out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks a lot
i will do so
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.
You're welcome , waiting to hear back from you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi Mr. Ted Ritter, i got the reader, and i have these codes; P0302, P0300, P0304, P0100, P0110, P0115, AND P0302 AGAIN.
I need your help for these sir, explanations, pictures, anything that can help me out.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the updated information'the P0300 series codes are misfire codes, I will get some information together and then get back to you, I have a small favor to ask please look at the label under the hood and let me know which engine designation it is, it will be either 5SF-E or 2,AZ-FE I need to know which one it is, the diagnostic procedures are not the same.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is 1AZ-FE; sir, what about the other codes (P0100, P0110, AND P0115) are misfire too?