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  1. Creative

    Creative Senior Villager

    I recently replaced my timing belt and aftwards I noticed that the check engine light comes on intermittently. Anyone with an insight on what the problem might be and the solution? The car is a toyota allion 2008 model 2000cc valve matic.
     
  2. Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes Village Elder

    Unatumia timing chain chief. Mbona ulitoa??
     
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  3. masaku

    masaku Village Elder

    run a diagnosis (computer check) to find other errors if any....
    as far as i know the check engine light shows for many reasons and could not be construed only to the fact that you changed the timing belt/chain.

    if no error codes from diagnosis ,check the petrol lid if its tight and not letting air to the gas tank.

    Also open the battery terminals for a few minutes and check if the light is still showing...
     
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  4. 1776

    1776 Village Elder

    this is always the first step. do this then bring the results. we'll be able to help you from there.
     
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  5. Creative

    Creative Senior Villager

    Thanks lot. I have checked the petrol lid and tightened it and also disconnected the battery terminals for about half an hour then reconnected. It has worked. Much gratitude.
     
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  6. Creative

    Creative Senior Villager

    It has worked like magic. Thanks alot for the help.
     
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  7. Kaffir

    Kaffir Village Elder

    if all fails cover check engine light with some black electrical tape and live in blissful denial !
     
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  8. 1776

    1776 Village Elder

    :D:D
     
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  9. emali

    emali Village Elder

    This is rare hapa..yaani wamekusaidia bila hata matusi?
     
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  10. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    Mbirrioneas hawatukanani ovyo.:D
     
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  11. igweee

    igweee Village Elder

    but why replace timing CHAIN? though it was meant to last the lifetime of the engine?
     
  12. The.Black.Templar

    The.Black.Templar Village Sponsor

    it will still come back on. Tupate tu hapa when that happens!
     
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  13. The.Black.Templar

    The.Black.Templar Village Sponsor

    si toyota hukuwa ta timing belt!
     
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  14. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    Sio zote.
     
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  15. Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes Village Elder

    Niliuliza mbona alireplace hakujibu. Unless the car has a creeping knock there is no need to replace the timing chain. ni kuchokoza engine bure. giving half information about an engine while there are a thousand reasons for CEL.
     
  16. The.Black.Templar

    The.Black.Templar Village Sponsor

    hehe the kawaida ones
     
  17. Rivermbaji

    Rivermbaji Village Elder

    Poor bugger just did a reset. Light back in less than 60kms.:D:D:D
     
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  18. Creative

    Creative Senior Villager

    Have done over 800km so far so good. I will definitely alert incase it comes on again.
     
  19. Rivermbaji

    Rivermbaji Village Elder

    800 in two days?ok:D
     
  20. Creative

    Creative Senior Villager

    Yes. Gone to Kitale (Mt. Elgon) and back to Nairobi.
     
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