check engine light on after stuck in snow - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums
1st Generation (1995-1999) Specific discussion of the first generation Toyota Avalon

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 Old 12-19-2007, 09:58 PM
edt77
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
check engine light on after stuck in snow

I got my 1998 Avalon stuck in the snow today after being parked in a ski area parking lot for 8 hrs. It snowed 10+".

I was rocking the car putting it in drive and reverse i changed gears to fast when the rpms were reved going forward into reverse. Shortly after this my check engine light turned on. It could have been because I had been stuck for 25min spinning my tires...or maybe worse tranny. Driving home I did not notice anything odd with the tranny shifting... I am hoping for the best.

Has anyone had an experience like this,
I will only drive the car when I need to, ie to work 1mile each way until I can go to the toyota mechanic next mon.

Thanks,

Ed
edt77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 12-19-2007, 10:24 PM
TN Post Wh*re
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: PNW
Posts: 6,403
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Perhaps you doings upset the ECU computer and caused it to set a code.

Think you can reset the check engine light be removing the battery cable or EFI fuse. If disconnecting the battery cable the radio will lose its memory settings. Plus if the radio has a theft prevention code system make sure you have the code or it is not set, otherwise the radio will not work until the code is installed.

Reset it and see if it comes back.
toyomoho is offline  
#3 Old 12-20-2007, 10:34 AM
Senior TN Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Diego CA, Glen Cove NY,Fairford UK,Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 1,340
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 106 Times in 100 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Find out what the code is before you erase it. It may be something unrelated to the wheel spin.

It worked fine until I fixed it!
csaxon is online now  
#4 Old 12-21-2007, 12:19 AM
97 Avalon Silver Spruce
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 276
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I'd put my money on a transmission code after rocking it out of the snow...go get the codes checked, im curious.
parimento1 is offline  
#5 Old 12-22-2007, 02:31 AM
edt77
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for all the insight

I will take her into the mechanic when I get the chance until the I will take her easy just to be safe...if she breaks i am SOL and I cannot have that.

I will keep you posted

Ed
edt77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums > Toyota Passenger and Sports Car Forums > Avalon Forum > 1st Generation (1995-1999)

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome