Timing belt and check engine light

Creative

Senior Villager
#1
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.
 

masaku

Village Elder
#3
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...
 

1776

Village Elder
#4
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...
this is always the first step. do this then bring the results. we'll be able to help you from there.
 

Creative

Senior Villager
#5
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...
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.
 
#15
but why replace timing CHAIN? though it was meant to last the lifetime of the engine?
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.