Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Toyota
This answer was rated:

I took it to a local Firestone on Monday for an oil change,

rear break pads replacement, and...
I took it to a local Firestone on Monday for an oil change, rear break pads replacement, and a fuel injection cleansing. a few hours later, the CEL, VSC Trac and Trac Off lights came on. I took it back to Firestone the next morning and they cleared the lights. Eight hours later, the lights reappeared. I took it back this morning. They recommended that I visit a shop down the street to have my CAT converters checked. I went to my local Toyota dealer who said that 4 of my CAT converters were stopped up because Firestone used the wrong fuel injection. I have a 2003 Toyota 4Runner with 168,000 miles.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: It stays on.
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5
JA: Are you fixing your 4Runner yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, the local Firestone did a rear brake pad replacement and fuel injection cleaning on Monday which started the problems. My local Toyota dealer diagnosed the problem as 4 CAT converters stopped up. Firestone claims that their fuel injection fluid is universal. Toyota claims it was the wrong one which has caused the lights.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, I think I covered it all. Thanks!
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Answered in 16 minutes by:
2/22/2017
david craig
david craig, Auto Mechanic
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 4,038
Experience: owner/mechanic at 3D Automotive
Verified

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. first of all the vsc and trac lights arent a problem. they automatically come on the the check engine light comes on. what are the fault codes that they are getting?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question

are you there?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hi I'm David,Firestone hasn't documented any fault codes. The service slip from the Toyota dealer showed P0420 - P0430.

ok, P0420 and p0430 and bank 1 and bank2 catalysts below efficiency, sometimes replacing the rear oxygen sensors on both banks will solve this.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you! ***** said that the Manifold Assy Ex, Gasket Exhaust M, Gasket Exhaust P, Pipe Assy, Exhaust must be replaced for a total of $4,500.

please call.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question

I cannot phathom how dealers continually rip people off.

david craig
david craig, Auto Mechanic
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 4,038
Experience: owner/mechanic at 3D Automotive
Verified
david craig and 87 other Toyota Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
My number is(###) ###-####

let me know what they say. thanks

Ask Your Own Toyota Question

you can call me when you find out.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I surely will! Thank you SO much for all of your help!

you bet

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Ask david craig Your Own Question
david craig
david craig
david craig, Auto Mechanic
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 4,038
4,038 Satisfied Customers
Experience: owner/mechanic at 3D Automotive

david craig 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
Gas or heavy exhaust smell in prius cabin while driving. Not
gas or heavy exhaust smell in prius cabin while driving … read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
2001 Camry 2.2L gas - replacing the exhaust system, and
2001 Camry 2.2L gas - replacing the exhaust system , and purchased a universal - O2 sensor question- I foolishly ( in hindsight) dumped the old resonator pipe with the O2 sensor, so can't use it as a … read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
12,676 satisfied customers
2007 Toyota Avalon brake lights and center brake light do
2007 Toyota Avalon brake lights and center brake light do not work. Changed 15 Amp fuse and checked the 7.5… read more
david craig
david craig
Auto Mechanic
4,038 satisfied customers
The brake lights stay on unless you wiggle the brake pedal.
The brake lights stay on unless you wiggle the brake pedal. Have a 03 mr2 … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
Check engine light, brake light and hazard symbol are all
check engine light, brake light and hazard symbol are all on. … read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
12,676 satisfied customers
ABS brake RED light on but brake works, brake system warning
brake system warning lights too after reset code it works fine for 100 KMs then its appears again … read more
ricardo hohl
ricardo hohl
automotive instructor
Associate Degree
1,818 satisfied customers
Brake lights won't turn on. Replaced Brake Light switch.
Brake lights won't turn on. Replaced Brake Light switch. That did not correct the problem. Cannot find brake light fuse on my 2004 corolla le in the fuse box inside the engine. There is no fuse box be… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
My 2006 Sienna makes a low chugging noise like an exhaust
My 2006 Sienna makes a low chugging noise like an exhaust leak, but I can't find a hole anywhere. Then when the car warms up (maybe as the water pump or AC turns on) the sound nearly goes away… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
My wifes 2014 prius c has a leaking hose at the exhaust
my wifes 2014 prius c has a leaking hose at the exhaust system heat exchanger and I've discovered Toyota doesn't off a replacement hose. they would rather sell us a $700 heat exchanger (which isn't pa… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
I have an exhaust leak in 2004 Camry LE in the front exhaust
I have an exhaust leak in 2004 Camry LE in the front exhaust section, flex pipe in front of catalytic convertor. Can this be fixed, replaced with regular exhaust pipe or does the entire section includ… read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
I changed my pre cat oxygen sensors and in the process i hit
I changed my pre cat oxygen sensors and in the process i hit the shift cable on the transmission. now the vehicle shifts hard and is throwing a transmission error code. i displaced the cable approxima… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
12,676 satisfied customers
Engine won't start. All the electrical comes on but brake
Engine won't start. All the electrical comes on but brake won't depress and start engine. It happened yesterday but started after some time. Same problem this morning … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
My engine brake on a 2011 club car keeps grabbing especially
my engine brake on a 2011 club car keeps grabbing especially first run in the morning of on wet days. I have had it in to technician several times, the last time he adjusted it to moderate but changes… read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,164 satisfied customers
2004 tundra did a lot of work last weekend exhaust front end
2004 tundra did a lot of work last weekend exhaust front end brakes. Then would not start no fuel pressure changed fuel pump no fuel pressure … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,712 satisfied customers
What type of sensor is connected to the exhaust pipe and
what type of sensor is connected to the exhaust pipe and what does it do? … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
I had new catalytic converter, all new oxygen sensors down
Hi I had new catalytic converter, all new oxygen sensors down stream n upstream engine light went off until I driven car 60miles and the light return and the code is stating po171 and I've checked for… read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 toyota highlander 2.4 liter Oxygen sensor is
I have a 2001 toyota highlander 2.4 liter Oxygen sensor is bad, how many O2 sensors does it have? … read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
I have 1998 4runner and the front oxygen sensor connector is
i have 1998 4runner and the front oxygen sensor connector is broken,and i need your help the color codes witch one go to pin 1,2,3,4 thanx… read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 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