Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Toyota

The check engine light stays on. Stays on. 2000 celica gt. I

Customer Question
The check engine light stays...
The check engine light stays on
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stays on
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2000 celica gt
JA: Are you fixing your Celica yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, i took it to get a safety inspection and emissions test and they won't let it pass because the check engine light is on
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It went back on after it was reset almost 2 years ago is it on ever since seems that there's nothing else really wrong with the car but the engine light is always been a problem
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Toyota
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
1/11/2017
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
Edward
Edward, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 3,187
Experience: I have over 20 years experience in the automotive service industry.
Verified

Hello, and thanks for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will do all I can to help.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you happen to know what code or codes are stored in the ECM by chance?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
What is the ECM??? I do not know much about cars-it is my son's car
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No I don't want to pay $26 more
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

I follow you, The ECM is the Engine Control Module, or the Engine Computer. The check engine light can come on for literally 100's of reasons. Common thing to look at, is the gas cap O ring, if the gas cap O ring is damaged, or has cracks in it or it is missing, It will set the check engine light off as it has to be a sealed system. So you want to check that, Also, look at the filler neck and see if there are any big dents and dings where the O ring is supposed to seal.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you have a local auto parts store in your area such as an Advance Auto Zone or Oreilly's?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
we live in St. Louis
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
He did tell me that the brakes make a noise when they get wet --Is this dangerous???
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Alright, If you can pull into one of those, they will scan the vehicle and tell you what code is stored. Is the vehicle still running fine? or does it run poorly?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The the place I went to today so that it would take $900 for the work to fix it
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
He barely drives it- he is in college in town, and he may put on 3,000 miles a year- if that!
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

I follow you, did they say what was wrong with it? and what parts it would need to fix it by chance?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Oh the guy said it needed a tune-up some new spark plugs he did a diagnostic test on it but he doesn't know really what that shows and they just kind of mumbled on the mount basically he keeps trying to come up with a way to get the money out of us
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The car he said was only worth $800- $1300, for a trade in-- He said he would do something to reset it, but we we have to drive it's for 120 miles to see if the light come back on-
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Or else he would not pass it-
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

I follow you, 900$ for a tune up is a lot. You can get 4 spark plugs for that engine for about 20$ and put them in yourself if you have a 5/8 spark plug socket. I can't be sure what all else he was considering for the 900$ but it sounds like you should definitely get another estimate on that. You can try this to get it to pass, disconnect the positive and negative battery cables for about 30 minutes, then hook them back up to the battery and see if the check engine light is out. It may not be if it is a hard fault. But it may work long enough for you to get it to the inspection station .

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

If you can drive the vehicle 15 or 20 minutes without the light returning after the battery cable has been taken off, then it should pass emissions inspection.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
It would take him 4 weeks to drive that far. Oh just read your text, No it wasnt 900 for the tuneup, that was like $387, but it was another $549 for the other part he thought it needed .
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

If it is misfiring however, You would have to tune it up with new plugs, for it to pass most likely. Those spark plugs are easy to get to as they are right on top of the engine underneath the coil packs which sit just above the spark plug.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you know what he called this 549$ part that is in question?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I will get the estimate back tomorrow-it was due in the end of December-- for new tags. So my 14 day grace period is almost over, so
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I was just curious--is the fact that the brakes make a noise when its wet, is that something to be concerned about???
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you Eddie, for your help & answers! Please direct the last question concerning the brakes, thank you!!
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

I follow you, It really does depend on what code is stored and what parts it needs to pass inspection.

The brake noise could be the pads, But if it's only on wet surfaces, I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Humidity can make brakes squeal or howl more so than when they are dry. It is a good possibility that if he doesn't hear it when it's dry, then it's just the moisture that gets on the pads and makes them a bit more noisey.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Absolutely, What other questions do you have, and just fyi, I would really get another opinion then this mechanic that said it needed 900$ worth of work to pass inspection.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

If you can look at the brake pads through the wheels and there is plenty of pad material left where it hits the brake rotor, then I wouldn't worry about it, but if the pads are getting close to the rotor, (less than 4 millimeters of pad left) then I would go ahead and replace the pads that are worn.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you so much- yes tomorrow I might touch base with you!!!
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Alright, sounds good.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Were you able to get the codes read? if so, let me know what they are and I can help some more. Thanks.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Ask Edward Your Own Question
Edward
Edward
Edward, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 3,187
3,187 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have over 20 years experience in the automotive service industry.

Edward is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Auto Technician

965 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

175 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Toyota Technician

1,225 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

401 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

9 satisfied customers

Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

12,676 satisfied customers

Toyota Master Diagnostic

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu

Toyota Master Technician

3,761 satisfied customers

Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine

< Previous | Next >

Related Toyota Questions
I've had to replace an ignition coil and spark plugs on my
I've had to replace an ignition coil and spark plugs on my 2007 Toyota Matrix twice in the past 2 years, most recently just 2 months ago. it is now idling roughly once more. Is this a problem with thi… read more
Kavey
Kavey
86 satisfied customers
I have a 1985 toyota celica gts ragtop. The headlights will
both lights worked this morning the fuse (relay) i pulled out but it is hard to know if the relay is working … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,000 satisfied customers
I can't get the alarm off. 2003 Toyota celica gt 1.8 1zzFE.
I have tried doing the Turning the key to the on position five times in one minute … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
I have a 2000 Celica GT, speedometer and cruise don't work
I have a 2000 Celica GT , speedometer and cruise don't work as well as overdrive . It has two speed sensors onthe transmission. Could both be bad or is that unlikely? Where's the best place to start l… read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
900 satisfied customers
I changed my spark plugs, wires and coil. Now my car is
I changed my spark plugs, wires and coil. Now my car is emitting a thick white smoke. … read more
AZTechBrian
AZTechBrian
ASE Certified Technician & Shop Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
732 satisfied customers
I have a 95 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 and my issue is when you
I have a 95 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 and my issue is when you first start the car when the motor is cool it runs Ok for about 1-2 minutes, then it starts spitting and sputtering until the motor dies. Then… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
I have a 2000 Celica GT. that won't start. It seems like it
I have a 2000 Celica GT . that won't start . It seems like it wants too once in awhile , I did start it up about a week ago and forgot about it and it ran out of gas and killed battery, So key was on … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,000 satisfied customers
2000 celica GT,1zz motor.random misfire.misfire on cyl
2000 celica GT,1zz motor.random misfire.misfire on cyl 1&2.new plugs,switched coil packs around no difference.idles rough has a dead spot when first on the throttle.MAF is in parameter,no other codes.… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,000 satisfied customers
I have a 2002 Toyota Celica GT - 5 speed - When I put the
I have a 2002 Toyota Celica GT - 5 speed - When I put the car in first gear and try to take off the engine revs up but only slowly moves forward - similar in first four gears. Can you tell me why ?? B… read more
Ivan Alvarez
Ivan Alvarez
Lead technician
148 satisfied customers
2000 Toyota celica GTS. Issue starting unless pumping gas
2000 Toyota celica GTS. Issue starting unless pumping gas pedal. Also miss firing but all coils are working. Could this be the fuel pump? Could fuel pumps acting up make your car misfire… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
I have a 2004 Celica GT. I had it serviced and hope air
I have a 2004 Celica GT. I had it serviced and hope air conditioning just needed a gas charge. It didn't work and the engage air button on the dash flashes (before and after) the servicing. … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,921 satisfied customers
Sunroof is stuck open, 2003 Toyota celica gt, trying to fix
trying to fix it myself. I pulled out the switch and unplugged the wiring harness going from the switch to the motor and plugged it back in, I dropped the dome light to look for a wiring harness that I could use a volt meter to test but couldn't find one. I checked the fuse in the kick panel, it was fine. I put a circuit tester on the battery and checked for a short but it didn't seem to have a short either. the light on the switch will come back on everyonce and a while but when I click the switch it goes out, and the motor has no power... … read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
900 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 Celica gt. I swapped the 1zz 5 speed to a 2zz
I have a 2001 Celica gt. I swapped the 1zz 5 speed to a 2zz 6 speed, both are jdm. The 6 speed (c60) didn't come with a vss gear. I think it may have got speed signal from abs sensors. That I do not h… read more
ted ritter
ted ritter
Team Leader/toyota master tech/retired
High School or GED
2,692 satisfied customers
Have a 1990 celica GT-s. The air conditioner suddenly
Have a 1990 celica GT-s. The air conditioner suddenly stopped working, along with the fan, the windows, the tac, and the battery charge indicator. I found the AC-MG sensor was burnt, so replaced it, b… read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
900 satisfied customers
1998 Celica GT Convertible 5spd manual 175kmi While driving
1998 Celica GT Convertible 5spd manual 175kmi While driving in any conditions this happens; the engine will hesitate (stall) for a split second, the tach drops to zero and then resumes running and dri… read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
900 satisfied customers
2002 toyota celica gt getting code p0171 replaced air filter
2002 toyota celica gt getting code p0171 replaced air filter cleaned maf sensor checked maf sensor ny unplugging it and it seems to worl as vehicle turned off once i did that. I dont see any vacuum le… read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
965 satisfied customers
No cold idle on a 1990 celica gt, plus after it gets warm
No cold idle on a 1990 celica gt, plus after it gets warm the rpm revs, and the jerks in gear. … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
I have a 98 Celica GT convertible and the power top will not
I have a 98 Celica GT convertible and the power top will not go all the way down, stops about 2/3 of the way. Suggestions? … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x