Check engine light just came on

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Asked by Jan 06, 2015 at 03:59 PM about the Toyota Tacoma

Question type: General

About a week ago the Maint Reqd like started blinking when I started up the truck. Yesterday morning the Check Engine light came on as well. What are any problems that could/might be related to the check engine light? I found out in the book for the vehicle that the Maint Reqd comes on when the oil needs to be changed.

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That's correct, the "Maintenance Required" is an oil change reminder. That's all. Unrelated to the CEL. But your question, there are literally hundreds of reasons the CEL could be lit. A fault has been detected by the OBDII system and it needs to be scanned to pinpoint what fault. Many parts houses will scan if free for you. You will get a code that is PXXXX..four numbers. Say your gas cap is loose, the most common reason the CEL comes on the code will be P0440

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I have a 2002 Toyota Tacoma, the check engine light came on a week ago. When i drive about 2 miles the light will flash then start rideing rough,light its looseing power. Can you give me some suggestions what the problem could be?

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