98 MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGT

1998 Toyota Corolla

Tiny

JAdam

March, 10, 2006 AT 12:28 AM

Hi,
I drive a 98 Toyota Corolla. Has around 91k miles on it. It drives very well. However, today while slowing down on a ramp before entering the Highway I noticed that the engine malfunction indicator light came on for about a minute or so. I drove for another half an hour after that and did not notice the light again. Could this be indicative of anything? Should I wait for some more time before I take it to a mechanic? If I do take it to a mehanic, should I ask him to perform some specific tests?

Also, on another issue, the last time I had my car checked a few months back, I had asked the mechanic whether my car has a timing belt and should I change it and he had mentioned that my car (98, Corlloa) has a timing chain and that lasts a lifetime and that I should not change it. Is this correct?

Will really appreciate your answer.
Thanks

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Tiny

2CarPros Ken

March, 10, 2006 AT 6:08 PM

First thing you ned to do is scan the PCM for trouble codes, then replace failed sensor and recheck, clear codes to recheck. Www. Eautoelectronics. Com. Yes it does have a timing chain.

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