2003 Toyota Matrix P0136 Oxygen Sensor

2003 Toyota Matrix P0136 Oxygen Sensor

Toyota Matrix On the 2003 Toyota Matrix, the P0136 is a very straight forward code pointing to a problem with the “downstream” (bank-1/sensor-2) oxygen sensor. These are very common wear-and-tear fail items. The sensor is located under the vehicle, mounted to the rear of the catalytic converter. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, replacing the sensor should solve the problem. To replace, unplug the electrical connector and unscrew the sensor from the exhaust. Does your vehicle have…

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2007 Toyota Camry C1391 Brake Control

2007 Toyota Camry C1391 Brake Control

Toyota Camry On the 2007 Toyota Camry, the C1391 is “BRAKE CONTROL: ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED BRAKE SYSTEM: Accumulator Leak Malfunction”. C1391 is stored if a brake fluid, internal or other leak is detected due to improper sealing in the actuator. Internal leakage is suspected if the pump motor operates frequently without braking. There is some testing that will need to be done. The system will need to be tested for any leaks. The Brake Actuator Assembly will need to be tested and inspected. And if these check ok, then next, the Skid…

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2005 Toyota Highlander V6 P0018

2005 Toyota Highlander V6 P0018

Toyota Highlander On the 2005 Toyota Highlander, the P0018 is pointing to “CRANKSHAFT POSITION – CAMSHAFT POSITION CORRELATION (BANK 2 SENSOR A)”. This can be the case of a timing belt that has jumped a tooth or has stretched. SO, first thing to check here is the timing belt. Inspect the timing belt and make sure the timing is still set correctly and the belt teeth are in good condition. Bring #1 piston to TDC and check alignment. If the belt is good and still in alignment, then the problem…

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2005 Toyota Sequoia C1223 and C1251

2005 Toyota Sequoia C1223 and C1251

Toyota Sequoia On the 2005 Toyota Sequoia, The C1223 is just a general code that only states there is a problem somewhere in the ABS/VSC System. The C1251 narrows that down a bit more and points to the problem being with the ABS Pump Motor. On this vehicle, the pump motor is internal of the Brake Actuator/Skid Control Unit. Some testing will need to be done on the wiring to the unit making sure there are no opens or shorts. And to other items in the ABS/VSC systems. But, more…

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2001 Toyota Echo P0440 P0441 P0446 EVAP

2001 Toyota Echo P0440 P0441 P0446 EVAP

Toyota Echo On the 2001 Toyota Echo, The P0440 is set when there is an emissions leak from the components, or when the vapor pressure sensor malfunctions. P0441 and P0446 are set when there is an emissions leak from the components or a problem with the VSV for EVAP, VSV for Canister Closed Valve, or in the vapor pressure sensor itself. So- best place to start here is by having the EVAP System “smoked”. This is where a machine forces smoke through the system and any leaks can be more easily…

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2007 Toyota Sienna P0304 cylinder misfire

2007 Toyota Sienna P0304 cylinder misfire

Toyota Sienna On the 2007 Toyota Sienna, The P0304 is pointing to a misfire on Cylinder #4. This is the middle cylinder on the side of the engine closest to the front of the vehicle. More commonly, this is due to a faulty Spark Plug, Ignition Coil or Fuel Injector issue. So, best place to start is by inspecting the spark plug. Look for any signs of cracks in the body and/or a worn diode. If there are any doubts, replace all the spark plugs. If the plug checks ok, you can…

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2010 Toyota Camry 2.5L P0015 OCV

2010 Toyota Camry 2.5L P0015 OCV

Toyota Camry On the 2010 Toyota Camry 2.5L engine, the P0015 is pointing to a problem with the Exhaust Camshaft Oil Control Valve. This can also be an issue of Valve timing (timing jumped – not very common). A problem with the camshaft gear assembly (not very common). Or a problem with the ECM (on-board computer, also not very common). More commonly here, you will usually find the oil control valve screen is clogged. You can find the valve located on the passenger’s side, rear of the engine, just to the side of the oil fill cap….

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2005 Toyota 4Runner P0441 P2420

2005 Toyota 4Runner P0441 P2420

Toyota 4Runner On the 2005 Toyota 4Runner, the P0441 is a very general code simply stating there is a problem somewhere in the EVAP System. The P2420 narrows this down a bit to the EVAP Vent Valve. The Valve Valve is built into and part of the Pump Module, located at the top of the fuel tank, between the Air Filter and the EVAP Canister. Carefully inspect the rubber lines for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires….

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Maintenance Reminder

2004 Toyota 4Runner Maintenance Reminder

Toyota 4Runner On the 2004 Toyota 4Runner, when the “MAINT” light comes on, this is  the reminder that it is time to change the engine oil and filter. When you drive for about 8000 km (5000 miles) after engine oil replacement, this light flashes for about 3 seconds and then about 12 seconds with the ignition key is turned to “ON” position. If you continue driving without engine oil replacement, and if the driving range exceeds 12000 km (7500 miles), the light will come on after the ignition key is…

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2004 Toyota Sequoia EVAP P-Codes

2004 Toyota Sequoia EVAP P-Codes

Toyota Sequoia On the 2004 Toyota Sequoia, the P0441, P0446 and P2418 are recorded by the ECM when there is an evaporative emissions leak or when there is a malfunction in either the EVAP VSV, the pressure switching valve, or in the vapor pressure sensor itself.Diagnostic trouble code P0455 points to an EVAP System Large Leak Detected.So- begin by triple-checking the Fuel Cap. Check the underside of the fuel cap for any cracks or signs of defects that may keep the cap from sealing correctly. If there are any doubts about the…

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