Often misunderstood, always awesome, the turbo is one of the greatest gifts to the automotive world.
At its core, an engine is an air pump, which creates the byproduct of horsepower and torque. A turbo simply increases the engine’s ability and efficiency in regards to moving air in and out of the engine. Rather than relying on the engine’s vacuum to suck air into the engine, a turbo forces the air into the engine.
A turbo has a few basic parts. Two wheels, which resemble fans, are attached to each other with a rod. The fans sit inside housings. The center section resides between the two housings and holds the bearings, as well as the oil journals and the cooling jackets.
Whatever your relationship with the automobile, it is important to understand who built it. The trouble with auto manufacturers is that they are always building stuff for each other. This post will help sort out who built what, for who, and why it matters.
First thing first, let’s get acquainted with the major automotive families. Automotive families are different makes that are all made by the same manufacture. Many times manufactures will want to produce a regular run of vehicles, and then a more luxurious run of models. They will produce what is essentially the same vehicle, but badge them differently and pack one with all the high end wonders people love.
The major automotive families include …
Toyota, Lexus, and Scion. Honda and Acura. Nissan and Infinity. Hyundai and Kia. BMW and Mini. Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat. Jaguar and Land Rover. Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Plymouth and Eagle (Here shortly, toss in Fiat). General Motors, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Pontiac, Buick, Hummer, Saturn, and GMC (As well as Opel, Vauxhall, Holden and Daewoo). You can always tell a terrible product, because they will have numerous names for the same bad product.
Toyota Trouble Codes 1000-1099
P1100 BARO Sensor Circuit.
P1120 Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Circuit.
P1121 Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Range/Performance Problem.
P1125 Throttle Control Motor Circuit.
P1126 Magnetic Clutch Circuit.
P1127 ETCS Actuator Power Source Circuit.
P1128 Throttle Control Motor Lock.
P1129 Electric Throttle Control System.
P1130 Air/Fuel Sensor Circuit Range/Performance. (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P1133 Air/Fuel Sensor Circuit Response. (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P1135 Air/Fuel Sensor Heater Circuit Response. (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P1150 Air/Fuel Sensor Circuit Range/Performance. (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P1153 Air/Fuel Sensor Circuit Response. (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P1155 Air/Fuel Sensor Heater Circuit. (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
Toyota Trouble Codes 1200-1299
P1200 Fuel Pump Relay Circuit.
Toyota Trouble Codes 1300-1399
P1300 Igniter Circuit Malfunction – No. 1.
P1310 Igniter Circuit Malfunction – No. 2.
P1335 No Crankshaft Position Sensor Signal – Engine Running.
P1349 VVT System.
Toyota Trouble Codes 1400-1499
P1400 Sub-Throttle Position Sensor.
P1401 Sub-Throttle Position Sensor Range/Performance Problem.
P1405 Turbo Pressure Sensor Circuit.
P1406 Turbo Pressure Sensor Range/Performance Problem.
P1410 EGR Valve Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P1411 EGR Valve Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance.
Toyota Trouble Codes 1500-1599
P1500 Starter Signal Circuit.
P1510 Boost Pressure Control Circuit.
P1511 Boost Pressure Low.
P1512 Boost Pressure High.
P1520 Stop Lamp Switch Signal Malfunction.
P1565 Cruise Control Main Switch Circuit.
Toyota Trouble Codes 1600-1699
P1600 ECM BATT Malfunction
P1605 Knock Control CPU.
P1630 Traction Control System.
P1652 Idle Air Control Valve Control Circuit.
P1656 OCV Circuit.
P1658 Wastegate Valve Control Circuit.
P1661 EGR Circuit.
P1662 EGR by-pass Valve Control Circuit.
Toyota Trouble Codes 1700-1799
P1780 Park/Neutral Position Switch Malfunction (Only For A/T)