Hello, I have a 1996 V6 4x2 extended cab toyota tacoma. I have had this car since it was brand new and it has been very good to me over the years. Now it is pretty old and has 166,000 miles. It gets serviced reguarly and gets extended mile oil. It usually does not drive more then 35-50 miles a week at most since I take the train to work. Today I had to drive 50 miles down the freeway for an appointment. The car was fine until I got to the freeway exit coming home and when I stopped at the light and hit the gas when it turned green it seemed like it "pulled" getting started. I looked down and saw the "check engine light on". I stopped at the gas station and put more gas in since it was low and started and stopped the car a couple times and popped the hood. It seemes to be running ok and hasn't done the "pulling" thing again when I hit the gas but the light is STILL ON. I am really upset about this- it always comes at the worst time. I am wondering if the battery can have anything to do with this? I do know I have needed a new battery for awhile and I am not a total idiot when it comes to cars I have taken auto classes and such before but long ago. Whenever I take it to the dealer I get ripped off and I am leaving on a trip on Monday and need my car and I am scared to drive it. Can someone help me? Does anyone know what problems could stem from the "Check Engine Light" and what I should expect from a car repair place? Thank you so much I am so worried.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 4:56 PM