Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'98 Toyota 4Runner, Check Engine Light
The "Check Engine
Light" on my '98 Toyota 4Runner came on about 5 months ago. I called
the Toyota dealership and asked them about it and they said to have all
the fluids checked and if everything looks OK it is probably the emissions.
The 4Runner is driving fine but I would like to be able to reset the "Check
Engine Light" to ensure that if I do have a problem I will know.
Is there any way to do this, or do I have to take it to the dealership
to get it done?
- Joel N.
You can have any repair
facility with an OBD II scan tool check your vehicle's computer and receive
a report on the code or codes that are causing the Check Engine Light
to come on. That same facility can turn the Check Engine Light off and
clear the codes after they have been recorded. If I owned your vehicle
I would want to know why the Check Engine Light is on and what it requires
to correct the problem.