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I have a 2005 Toyota verso. The engine management light

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I have a 2005 Toyota verso. The engine management light keeps flashing. The car takes ages to go fro 0 to 20 miles an hour in first and second gear. After it goes to third and fourth gear it seems to settle. It also struggles after stopping and uphill
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.

Hello

On any car if you get a check engine light or other fault light this typically means one or more of the sensors has failed or has a faulty connection.

The fault can be something quite simple and nothing that’s going to stop the car to something quite major that will reduce engine power and possibly stop the engine

The ECU senses this and may put the car into 'limp home' mode which typically limits the revs and the amount of power available. Usually the car is safe to drive for a short distance as the mode is intended is intended to get you home without incurring any engine damage

The quickest route to repair is to have the car plugged into a diagnostic machine which will read off the fault code stored in the ECU (providing the light is still on at this point) and indicate which sensor has failed or whether the fault is more serious.

however from your description I'd say it’s also worth getting the fuel pressure checked as if this is low due to a blocked filter or faulty regulator or even a poorly pump will all result in insufficient fuel being delivered to the engine and a lack of power

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