Why does my 4 wheel drive, tract light, and engine check light come on all at once?
So if it's wet outside or cold my lights come on in fewer days then if it's warm and sunny out.. they stay on till i disconnect battery for a few minutes.
Toyota says i need a charcoal canister to fix. the codes they came up with are P043F, P2401, P2419.
What do you think?
My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hello. The Toyota dealership may be correct because the codes that you have listed are related to the charcoal canister. However further testing should be done to verify that the canister is at fault. The charcoal canister is part of the EVAP system while the EVAP system is connected to the exhaust system. Some exhaust gases are recirculated through the EVAP system and cleaned out by the charcoal canister to reduce emissions. The testing of a charcoal canister can be done by a technician with a scan tool, a smoke machine, or a vacuum pump. The charcoal canister should hold a specific vacuum in range of the manufacturer’s specifications. If it does not the charcoal canister will have to be replaced. The smoke machine can be used to push smoke through the charcoal canister and find any leaks. If any leaks are present the charcoal canister will have to be replaced. Depending on the scan tool it should be able to activate the vacuum pumps and solenoids which control the charcoal canister on your vehicle. If the charcoal canister does not respond to the commands from the scan tool and does not change its vacuum values then the charcoal canister would have to be replaced or the vacuum pump is bad. The hoses connecting to the charcoal canister should be checked for leaks or clogging as well. Though in most cases it will be the charcoal canister itself found as the problem. A mobile technician such as those you are able to schedule here https://www.yourmechanic.com/ will be able to help you further diagnose and fix your vehicle. Here is some additional info from us on the trouble codes you are having: https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p2401-obd-ii-trouble-code-evap-leak-detection-pump-control-circuit-low-by-spencer-clayton
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Best Answer. If the gas cap is not on properly the Engine Light and AWD warning will come on. After the gas cap is put-on properly both indicators will go off; however, you have to drive the car for several days (don`t know exactly how many miles} before it goes off. 28 people think this is helpful.
Some of the most common reasons for a VSC Warning Light in a Toyota RAV4 include: Accidentally turning off your VSC. Issues with your brakes. A wiring issue causing your light to turn on unnecessarily.
If you notice the TRAC OFF light come on your Toyota dashboard, that means you have pressed the TRAC OFF button, likely located on the left side of the steering wheel.
The AWD light will come on in the event that the transmission is malfunctioning or if there is a difference between the wheel speed sensors with the steering wheel straight and all of the tires are moving at road speed.
Well, VSA stands for Vehicle Stability Assist and is Honda`s computer system that helps ensure the tires have traction to help keep you on the road. When both the check engine light and the VSA light are illuminated it means that the computer has detected there may be a fault in the system.
It is safe to drive your Toyota while the VSC OFF light is on, however, we recommend cautious driving, especially in poor weather.
Simply push and release the VSC Off button located near your gear shift, and your TRAC will be turned off. Look for the TRAC OFF indicator light near your speedometer. Your VSC Off indicator light will be here as well. When you want to turn the TRAC back on, just push the button again.
The VSC light will appear on your dashboard if there is an issue with an ABS sensor because the VSC system makes use of this data. Another possibility is that the ABS reluctor rings, which are used by the sensors to gauge speed, are having an issue. The sensors and the ABS control module may also have faulty wiring.
Check engine light flashing and traction control light coming on at the same time could be alerting you of a misfire or a malfunctioning traction control system. Malfunctioning vehicle speed sensor or wheel speed sensors could also be causing the lights to come on.
These lights will be on when All-Wheel Drive is disengaged and the drive mechanism is switched to Front Wheel Drive for maintenance or if there is a problem with the system. The car can be safely operated in front wheel drive. With the exception of the red symbol below, all these symbols appear as yellow/amber.
When the check engine light comes on when turning the steering wheel, this usually is for the power steering system. There could be an issue with the power steering pump or the rack and pinion steering system.
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