EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Engine Light Is On: 1998-2002 Toyota Corolla - What to Do

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 1999 Toyota Corolla. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics (OBD) plug on your 1999 Corolla, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Corolla.

Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 1999 Corolla is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your Corolla, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Corolla and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your Corolla diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Blown Fuse Check 1998-2002 Toyota Corolla
    Check for a blown engine fuse

    Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!

    1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • 1998-2002 Toyota Corolla Oil Leak Fix
    Plug the oil leak

    If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber

    1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • Coolant Level Check: 1998-2002 Corolla
    Be cool under pressure

    Your coolant should perform well under any condition - just like Aaron Rodgers!

    1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • Add Brake Fluid: 1998-2002 Toyota Corolla
    Add brake fluid

    If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems

    1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • Tail Light Change 1998-2002 Toyota Corolla
    Change a tail light

    The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now

    1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • Follow These Steps to Add Power Steering Fluid to a Toyota Corolla (1998-2002)
    Top up power steering fluid

    Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels

    1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 1999 Toyota Corolla
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
gas caps code readers fuses phone holders fuel injector cleaner floor mats terminal clamps gas tank doors