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#81 of 116 RE: Toyota CEL [grthinker]
Jan 19, 2010 (5:36 pm)
I recently had the check engine light come on my 2001 V6 Highlander. When I read the code, 1130 which corresponds to an oxygen sensor, I was concerned but cleared the code, hoping it was some spurious reading. Unfortunately it came back before I had driven a mile.
I then read as much as I could find on the web about this problem. To cut a long story short, I found that cleaning the MAF Sensor with an aerosol cleaner and adding a new air filter solved the problem (I hope). I have now driver about 160km (100 miles) with no problem.
I found that the backside (away from the air filter side of the sensor was filthy and my theory was that it would therefore take a greater airflow to cool it to the reading that the on-board system wanted. In turn this meant that the engine was running lean, hence the code 1130 reading.
So I would encourage anyone who has a problem like this to first try the cleaning the MAF sensor/change filter routine. It takes 10 minutes to do and costs very little – under $30.
#82 of 116 2003 Highlander CEL
Feb 07, 2010 (9:00 am)
Since Toyota is dealing with mass recalls have you considered contacting them regarding the CEL on your Highlander? I read in a previous thread that there was a recall on O2 sensors but no one contacted me and my vehicle is registered with Toyota so how did I miss that? I've taken my car to a Toyota dealer to fix the O2 sensor and no one stated there was a recall.
This seems like the best time to bring this to Toyota's attention. I'm tired of shelling out all this money for a CEL fix (oxygen sensors on bank 1 & 2) that hasn't addressed the problem, clearing the codes so my CEL can go off. I can't tell if it is something serious or defected.
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#83 of 116 Knock Sensor triggered, please help on highlander
Feb 12, 2010 (10:00 am)
I have this Toyota highlander manufacture 2004, it has just thrown out check engine light with the vsc and trac off light on, i quickly hock my scan tool to the dcl connector and draw the code which states, P0328 - Knock Sensor 1 circuit high input (bank 1 or single sensor).. i have tried to look out for this sensor on bank one of the engine block but i could not find where its located on the block, this is my first time of searching such things on toyotal but i have known knowledge of it location on vw cars, so i thought its possible to locate on Toyota cars, but i could not find it, so if someone could help me with detail step by step of directing and showing me where its located i will be grateful, as i am away that on many forum information read, that if such issue happened, the engine code must be solve first, and if its done, it could trigger off the vsc or trac off, so please help me locate here this KS sensor is on this single block engine..
#84 of 116 2003 Highlander o2 sensor
Mar 19, 2010 (10:15 am)
Can somone tell me where the oxgen sensor, Bank 2, sensor 1 is located on my 2003- V6 Highlander. I have a check engine light on and NAPA said thats what their computer says is the code.
#85 of 116 Re: 2003 Highlander o2 sensor [tom154]
Mar 20, 2010 (6:37 am)
Please see posts 4360 and 4362 in the Maintenance and Repair forum.
Bank 2 is the front bank, and the O2 sensor is screwed into the exhaust manifold, staring at you when you open the hood.
#86 of 116 Re: 2003 Highlander o2 sensor [jrfiero]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:14 am)
Great I appreciate that help
#87 of 116 Re: check engine light on [bikeman3]
Aug 14, 2010 (1:22 pm)
Similar to others, my check engine light has come on several times after an oil change. The cause was a lose vacuum hose. Most recently after the same problem, I was able to find the hose and reconnect, but i do not know how to reset the check engine light. Should it go off automatically or can i reset?
#88 of 116 Re: check engine light on [freddeee]
Aug 14, 2010 (3:21 pm)
freddeee as far as I know it will go out itself. A technician can reset it but will probably charge you. Ask at a local autozone store
#89 of 116 Re: check engine light on [bikeman3]
Aug 14, 2010 (5:56 pm)
Thanks for the advice. I will do that
#90 of 116 Highlander Engine Light 2005
Aug 14, 2010 (6:47 pm)
Highlander Maintenance Required Light is on
I received this message from a Good Man that I would like to say Thanks.
This is what he sent. It worked for me before, but this time, it is not working. I put synthetic oil in mine and don't need to change it as often and I still get the light. It has worked a couple of times for me but this time I am having a problem getting it to work.
I was able to reset by holding odometer button down while turning off ignition switch and turning ignition switch to on and watching dashing go from 5 to 0 and the maintenace odometer resetting to zero. The Light would go off. Let me know if it works for you.