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2005 Toyota 4Runner Question: HELP!!! My check engine light, VSC and trac lights all came on.

 

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lv2bhpy, Kent City, MI, October 04, 2011, 05:32
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HELP!!! My check engine light, VSC and trac lights all came on. The car runs fine when it is moving, but when idle at a stop light it shakes like crazy. I took it to the dealer and they are telling me that these codes mean that my timing chain (which my engine has 3) skipped a tooth and needs to be replaced, but to replace it the entire engine needs to be taken apart. BIG $$$$$ to fix. I have been reading posts that state to check the gas cap, oxygen senor and the EVAP value. Has any had a timing chain go?

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    October 04, 2011, 05:51
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    there are over 1500 possible codes. you choose not to believe the dealer so I suggest going to another shop for an opinion. each cars problems are unique in there own way. looking on the internet will not fix your car, a qualified tech and a good shop will.
    get more opinions from shops before you decide. if it is the chains, then yes, it is a big buck job. the chains fail from bad or worn out tensioners.

    Roy

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    February 12, 2012, 16:14
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    how did you fix your problem?

    I have the same problem with my:
    Lexus RX300 1999-2003 P0021, P0300, P0304

    http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-first-generation/617906-lexus-rx300-1999-2003-p0021-p0300-p0304.html

    Hope you did not spend lots of money on it and find good solution.

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