my car will not stay running

Asked by Mar 10, 2013 at 06:51 PM about the 2006 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car willl not stay running , it  will turn over and stay running for only 2 min

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Not that well versed with this sounds like a safety circuit by pass that only by passes for two minutes. Bad oil pressure or oil pressure sending unit.

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I have an '06 Corolla, and actually do know a bit about them but with the information you provide, if you can get it to anywhere to have your OBD codes read, I understand that with it not running very long that may be difficult. Another option is buy a scanner. They run anywhere from $50 to $2,000, you of course do not need that high end one, it's for professional mechanics, but there are many prices everywhere in between those figures. BUT!! mrmooney has a VERY good point. This car with e 1.8L does have a low oil pressure and low oil QUANTITY feature that will do that. Check your oil. it could be that simple

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