Toyota Nation Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts
M

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
R

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
"Matty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> The engine malfunction light came on in my 2003 Celica. Main dealer
> says a new VVTi controller is needed at a cost of appx £600. No other
> symptoms or problems. Anyone else had this?
>


I recall seeing 1 other post regarding a bad VVTi controller. The good news
is that your engine should run fine without damage or problems without the
VVTi functioning, with a slight decline in performance that may or may not
be noticeable.

The bad news is that most peridoc emissions inspections require that the
check engine light is not illuminated and that no trouble codes are stored
in the computer's memory, so you may have to get it fixed.
--

Ray O
(correct punctuation to reply)
 
J

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
VVT is Variable Valve Timing.

Did the dealer turn the light off?
Did the light come on again?

On occasion, there can be a transient malfunction that pops up then goes
away. These kinds of things are generally not critical. If the light remains
on after a reset, or comes back on, then you need additional service.

Sorry, I don't know what the level of service is -- that is, I don't know if
this is something you can fix at home on a Saturday afternoon.




"Matty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> The engine malfunction light came on in my 2003 Celica. Main dealer
> says a new VVTi controller is needed at a cost of appx £600. No other
> symptoms or problems. Anyone else had this?
>
> --
> Posted at author's request, using http://www.AutoBoardz.com interface
> Articles individually verified to usenet standards. Visit URL to contact
> author/report abuse
> Thread archive:
> http://www.AutoBoardz.com/engine-malfunction-dashboard-lamp-ftopict204580.html
>
 
M

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Re: Re: engine malfunction dashboard lamp on

The MOT is due in March 07, maybe i’ll risk leaving it until then and
see if is passes the emissions test. Does £600 sound reaonable for
this part?

"Ray O" wrote:
> "Matty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > The engine malfunction light came on in my 2003 Celica. Main

> dealer
> > says a new VVTi controller is needed at a cost of appx £600.

> No other
> > symptoms or problems. Anyone else had this?
> >

>
> I recall seeing 1 other post regarding a bad VVTi controller.
> The good news
> is that your engine should run fine without damage or problems
> without the
> VVTi functioning, with a slight decline in performance that
> may or may not
> be noticeable.
>
> The bad news is that most peridoc emissions inspections
> require that the
> check engine light is not illuminated and that no trouble
> codes are stored
> in the computer's memory, so you may have to get it fixed.
> --
>
> Ray O
> (correct punctuation to reply)


--
Posted at author's request, using http://www.AutoBoardz.com interface
Articles individually verified to usenet standards. Visit URL to contact author/report abuse
Thread archive: http://www.AutoBoardz.com/engine-malfunction-dashboard-lamp-ftopict204580.html
 
R

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Re: Re: engine malfunction dashboard lamp on

"Matty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> The MOT is due in March 07, maybe i'll risk leaving it until then and
> see if is passes the emissions test. Does £600 sound reaonable for
> this part?


I have not priced a VVTi contoller, but £600 works out to close to $1,200
U.S., something I would not want to pay.

--

Ray O
(correct punctuation to reply)
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top