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#405 of 566 Re: 2000 Toyota Corolla Engine Light [captainbunch88]
Jan 04, 2008 (2:42 pm)
I had the check engine light come on in my 2000 Corolla last year about this time also. I took to Advance Auto and they couldn't even get the machine to work. I then took to Autozone and they eventually got it connected. It returned a code of like P0171 - Bank 1 Lean. This meant that one my O2 sensors was bad and my engine wasn't getting enough oxygen...or so they told me. This would apparently lead to severe problems if not fixed ASAP.
After explaining that it would take umteen-hundreds of dollars to buy or replace myself, I decided to check the Internet for a resolution. After a few minutes searching I found that there is a common problem with the MAF Sensor in many Toyota's. I say problem, but it really just has a knack for getting dirty. All I did was take it out, clean with a Q-tip and facial astringent (isopropyl alcohol would work also), and set it back in place. After a day or so, the light went off and I've been good ever since.
I lost the page that gave me pictures and descriptions on where to find it. I'll have to look after work for a better description, but I know it is located inside the hose that runs from the air filter. You have to unscrew 1 or 2 screws and pull it from the side of the hose, then disconnect the wiring, before taking in the house/garage for closer cleaning and inspection. Be very careful when cleaning with the Q-tip. There is a small circuit tucked down in the plastic unit that can break. Give it a good wipe down and allow to dry thoroughly before putting back in.
You should obviously not drive your car while this is still out. Check on-line for "cleaning MAF sensor" and there is a ton of info that pops up. I'll see if I can still find the site. Saved me a ton of money and wasn't even what Autozone said was the problem. As a side note, you could also try one of those fuel system cleaners by Gumout or STP and see if that clears out any gunk elsewhere. Let me know if you have any other questions. Maybe another Autozone will have no problems hooking up their machine also? Hope this helps. Cheers!
#406 of 566 Re: oil use 2k corolla [johnnied]
Jan 08, 2008 (7:32 pm)
what did you find out about your oil usage problem? I'm having the same problem with my 2000 corolla CE with 130,000 miles. It uses a quart a week. Mechanic said it was the PCV filter- changed it and nothing changed. could it be oil sludge(what's that?) that you spoke of? thanks- Pat
#407 of 566 Re: oil use 2k corolla [carinfo4me]
Jan 09, 2008 (11:46 am)
dear pat-i dont exactly know what oil sludge is or how the problem manifests itself-there is a lot of postings about it and while it seems to be caused by infrequent oil changes, it is more complicated than that alone-i did get a reply that said to clean the maf sensor? just google that and see what it suggests. my replier said that you could do it yourself if you were careful-jd
#408 of 566 heater stalling engine
Jan 10, 2008 (4:48 pm)
I have a 1999 corolla. The vehicle works fine while the heater is off; but as soon as the heater comes on, the engine starts to stall out. I was wondering if anyone knows what could be the problem. Would appreciate it!
#409 of 566 Re: heater stalling engine [fiafia6]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 13, 2008 (1:23 pm)
I'm gonna take a wild guess on this one and say large vacuum leak under the dash.
#410 of 566 Re: My brother's car squeaks when turning. [tankbeans]
Jan 17, 2008 (3:40 pm)
Have you thought about Brake Dust? You might have your brakes serviced to get rid of dust. If you have wheel covers that are opened it can cause it.
#411 of 566 Changing 2006 Toyota Corolla Wiper Blades
Jan 18, 2008 (9:33 am)
Hi, I bought new Michellen wiper blades (24''&18'').I really couldn't find a way to fix them onto my present car.Could anyone please suggest me.Thanks,
#412 of 566 Re: Changing 2006 Toyota Corolla Wiper Blades [kumar08]
Jan 20, 2008 (12:20 pm)
They seem too large! There should have been a guide there to show you which ones to get. I use the RainX brand on my '98, which use 18" and 20". They're pricey but good. I know that doesn't address your Michelin issue, but I figured as long as you're taking them back...
Jan 20, 2008 (3:31 pm)
does anyone know how to disable daytime running light?
#414 of 566 Re: 2004 corolla drl [craigseaford]
Jan 22, 2008 (1:58 pm)
I don't know, but maybe the people who frequent the electrical section could help?