Engine laboring

Tiny
AL2561
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  • 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA
  • 2.2L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
The engine began laboring all of sudden. Check engine light came on. Whole truck began shaking. Does not labor or shake when I let off the gas. Cannot go more than forty mph. Not overheating, oil level is good. Have not changed the plugs in a few years. Could that be it?
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 3:52 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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A repair manual's Scheduled Maintenance Section would do you a world of good as far as what mileage or what amount of elapsed time you need to change fluids/inspect parts/replace critical parts. The cool thing is that the manual will explain/show you what to do. In keeping up with this schedule, those expendable/critical wearing out parts (like spark plugs and other things) might not haunt you in the future. I have many manuals for my Jeeps, one Jeep is forty years old, the other is seventy.

Take you vehicle to a popular auto parts store.

Usually they will check for codes (the reason the check engine light is on) They will come up with the code number and may even give the definition for the code(s). Normally this is a free service.

Sometimes one code may show up because another affected it.

Codes do not offer "Fix this" or "Replace this" kind of answer. They basically show the glitch that the computer picked up on, such as a "Misfire on #1 cylinder". What caused it must be interpreted or some testing might rule out some of the possibilities.

If you want your codes interpreted or possible solutions from our people, you need to post the code numbers (not something like they said at Auto World, like, "It's the EGR!") There may be five codes concerning the EGR, We need the numbers!

The auto parts store may be dead on with the solution (or not) so keep an open mind.

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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
RENEE
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Hi AL2561,

Here is a link you may find useful for finding a repair manual for your vehicle.

https://www.2carpros.com/manuals/manuals.php

If you have further questions please come back to the site we are here to help and thank you for visiting
2CarPros.

Regards,

Renee
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