YotaTech Forums  

Go Back   YotaTech Forums > Toyota SUV & Truck Tech > 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 2nd/3rd gen pickups, and 1st/2nd gen 4Runners with IFS

Welcome to Yotatech!
Welcome to Yotatech,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-28-2009, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 45
Question Engine Light... what does it mean

my engine light just came on yesterday it blinks twice then pauses then blinks 4 times. does anyone know what this code means. i changed my oil yesterday too. i usually run 5w-30 but my grandpa told me to put 10w-30 he said it wouldnt hurt it. i think it being a heavier weight it threw off the sensor and is making the engine light blink. any answers would be greatly appericated
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Yotatech!
jtcessna is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 08:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Lumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Just North of Pittsburgh
Posts: 6,088
follow the instructions this may help. I'm not sure about it blinking on it's own though.

http://www.troublecodes.net/Toyota/
__________________
"""The Official Unofficial build thread!"""

Pickup Build


FSM
Trouble Codes
Vin # Codes

Quote:
Originally Posted by tc View Post
Yeah, pretty sure they're gonna rub like a fat chick in cordurouy
Quote:
Originally Posted by aviator View Post
He who dies without blemish is poorly mourned for he never truly lived
Aviator

Lumpy is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 08:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
abecedarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Temecula Valley, CA
Posts: 12,661
Changing the oil shouldn't affect any of the sensors, particularly the one code 24 refers to- intake air temperature sensor, since it's in the air flow meter above the air filter.
However, nothing should cause the codes to blink on their own: that requires connecting two terminals in the diagnostic check connector next to the fuse panel under the hood. That it is blinking on its own suggests a short somewhere or possibly an ECU fault.
__________________
Proud member of Yotatech's 12000+ post club.

abecedarian is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 08:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
abecedarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Temecula Valley, CA
Posts: 12,661
Oh, and 10w30 vs 5w30 oil is not a huge difference. 10w oil is slightly thicker when cold than 5w oil. But if it's getting cold outside 5w30 might be a better choice than 10w30.
__________________
Proud member of Yotatech's 12000+ post club.

abecedarian is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 08:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
Threadstarter [OP]
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 45
does it matter that my truck is a 1988 with a v6 3.0L?
jtcessna is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 08:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
Threadstarter [OP]
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 45
also i noticed that water is leaking in from above my ecu could this be the problem. the light cuts on when i start my truck and it stays on for a little while, then cuts off. then when i cut my engine off it starts again. it feels like my truck is struggling a little, i reckon it is the air intake
jtcessna is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 08:38 AM
Yotatech
4WD Truck




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Tags
30, 5w, 5w29, blinks, check, engine, flashes, light, stays, times, toyota, truck, truckengline

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:46 PM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2