I have a 2001 Toyota 4-Runner 2001. The TRAC OFF, Check Oil, and VSC TRAC light came on. Is it safe to drive until I can get it to a mechanic?
The main thing I would worry about is the ‘check oil’ light. Make sure it’s full before you drive the vehicle, or you can ruin the engine. The ‘trac off’ and ‘vsc trac’ have do with traction control and antilock brakes. Those two are ok to drive the vehicle until you can get it checked out, but be sure the oil is ok, and at the proper level before running it long.
I did check the oil and it was fine. Thanks for helping me feel safe! Happy New Year!!!
No problem at all, have a great night!
1995 Toyota Tercel
I have a 1995 Toyota Tercel with 218000 miles. There are no external leaks, but the car burns 1\2 qt. of oil between fill ups. I believe it is the valve stem seals of the #1 cylinder and was wondering if it is okay to replace valve stem seals in only one cylinder instead of all four. Cylinder #1 plug was oil fouled, other three normal tan deposits only.
You can just do one cylinder, yes, but if you have it apart anyway I would really recommend doing all of the valve stem seals. You wouldn’t have to go back and do it again at a later date.
Truck wont turn starter,son left head lights drained battery all dash lights were burning but starter would not engage was blowing ign fuse but stopped now all normal lights do not come on when ign switch is turned on changed starter,ign switch traced all wiring that is possible with pulling engine not fuses are blown so i am all out look at?
Ok, so if the original problem started when the lights were left on and drained the battery….have you tried a new battery yet?
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My Toyota 4 runner blew a head gasket and i believe it has the same engine as the ones that where recalled. But im have difficulties locating the vin number on the engine. The engine is new to the car and the car is new to me so im trying to see if the engine is the same as the recalled one.
The best and easiest way to check this would be to bring the vehicle to your local Toyota dealer and let them run a check on it. They can tell you if indeed your vehicle has the engine that is part of a recall and what is necessary to get it fixed. I would recommend NOT telling them that the engine has been replaced and just let them do a diagnosis and recall check as if it were original.
I have a problem with the car engine of a Toyota Super Custom 1KZ. The problem is that when the engine has been running for a certain time and the temperature has reached a normal level, when you turn the engine off, the engine does not likely want to start again. Only when the engine has cooled off you can turn on the engine again. What do you think is the solution to this problem? Do you have any advice for me? If so it would be great if you replied me.
Usually a hard starting engine when hot is caused by a lean condition. I would check for vacuum leaks and also check the fuel pressure. Clean any carbon from the throttle as well.
My truck quit running. The Snap-on computer reader said to change the camshaft sensor. I did my truck will crank but goes dead immediately. I have checked all the spark plugs wires and coil packs. I tightened the intake manifold. I tried both keys the meter still says i have a bad cam sensor on block. I’m stumped. Need a push in another direction.
Really need to know what kind of truck you have…year/make/model/engine size. But just for some general info, I would not rely on the snap-on scanner to tell you what to do. If you have a late model truck, a lot of trouble codes are manufacturer specific, meaning the snap-on scanner is just giving you a general name and place to start. You should really get the truck scanned at a dealership with proper tools. Also, your truck could very well have two different sensors, and you changed the wrong one. Hard to say without more information from you, but you have some ideas now.