2000 Toyota Rav4 ENGINE LIGHT/SHAKING

Tiny
JCUTKOMP
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  • 2000 TOYOTA RAV4
  • 120,000 MILES
My engine light came on about a month ago then a couple of weeks later, I noticed that the car shakes when turning it on. It shakes pretty bad but goes away after I start driving it. It shakes while it is in idle but not when I reverse or drive. I think it is getting worse and feels like its going to stop running.
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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 AT 2:36 PM

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Tiny
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The shaking means the engine is misfiring and it is likely the result of ignoring the Check Engine light. When it turns on that means the Engine Computer detected a problem, often before it turns serious, and it set a diagnostic fault code to tell you what that problem is. The place to start is by having the code(s) read and recorded. They will indicate the circuit or system that needs further diagnosis.
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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 AT 3:52 PM

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