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Hi chaps (I'm new here, go easy)

My little lady has reported some problems on her way home with the Corolla she has and I was wondering if you guys had any insider knowledge on the problem before I dive into the engine bay.

When she was driving along in 4th/5th gear in her 04 2.0 D4D, she says the engine seemed to lose power and she couldnt accelerate no matter how heavy her foot was. After a grumble there was a big puff of black smoke from the back and it seemed ok. Its done this 3/4 times and apparently changing down gears seems to help.

The car has approx 100k on it, and hasnt really ever had any other problems. The only unrelated problem I have noticed previously is a VERY heavy clutch, but it has been like this for 4 years now, she seems to think its just a feature of the car?

My initial thoughts are throttlebody/maf/egr/injector/dpf problems which I will look at in that order, unless you guys have any 'known' issues/niggles with this car that will help?

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Have you gone out and tested that yourself at all the replicate the issue?

It may be turbo lag in the wrong gear.

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Havent driven it myself, the problem first happened on the motorway in 5th doing just a shade over 70 when she tried to overtake it wouldnt go anywhere and slowed down to 65 before she pulled into the slow lane and booted it, then after a short delay there was a great big puff of smoke and the car seemed to go.

This then happened in 4th gear on another road doing ~45 uphill, again, nothing until a big puff of smoke.

Thats how the story goes, she's not a complete numpty.

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Hi chaps (I'm new here, go easy)

My little lady has reported some problems on her way home with the Corolla she has and I was wondering if you guys had any insider knowledge on the problem before I dive into the engine bay.

When she was driving along in 4th/5th gear in her 04 2.0 D4D, she says the engine seemed to lose power and she couldnt accelerate no matter how heavy her foot was. After a grumble there was a big puff of black smoke from the back and it seemed ok. Its done this 3/4 times and apparently changing down gears seems to help.

The car has approx 100k on it, and hasnt really ever had any other problems. The only unrelated problem I have noticed previously is a VERY heavy clutch, but it has been like this for 4 years now, she seems to think its just a feature of the car?

My initial thoughts are throttlebody/maf/egr/injector/dpf problems which I will look at in that order, unless you guys have any 'known' issues/niggles with this car that will help?

Havent driven it myself, the problem first happened on the motorway in 5th doing just a shade over 70 when she tried to overtake it wouldnt go anywhere and slowed down to 65 before she pulled into the slow lane and booted it, then after a short delay there was a great big puff of smoke and the car seemed to go.

This then happened in 4th gear on another road doing ~45 uphill, again, nothing until a big puff of smoke.

Thats how the story goes, she's not a complete numpty.

hello, clean egr valve first, same thing happened to my avensis 2.0 d4d same engine in the corolla 1cd-ftv

also try redex, millers or bg244 or any other good additive.

I tend to stay away from supermarket fuel as-well.

if still a problem. check fuel filter.

when was it last serviced?

dont think it has a dpf? :g:

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Have tried the 'Italian tuneup' method of hoofing it in 3rd for a while. Doesnt seem to have helped. Going to run some V-Power and Cleaner through until I have a chance to open her up.

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Have tried the 'Italian tuneup' method of hoofing it in 3rd for a while. Doesnt seem to have helped. Going to run some V-Power and Cleaner through until I have a chance to open her up.

sorry i should of put on the previous post to clean the EGR valve.

please click on the link below for help. should be same engine.

http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=114711

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Thanks for that, should make things a little easier :)

Is there some Toyota software that I can use with an ELM/OBDII cable to read errors?

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Just taken the MAF out and it's looking like the likely culprit. Cleaned the EGR, though it was not as bad as I was expecting.

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Just to update the thread, MAF and EGR were both cleaned and car has been fine since. I suspect it was the MAF as the EGR wasn't as bad as I've seen.

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Just to update the thread, MAF and EGR were both cleaned and car has been fine since. I suspect it was the MAF as the EGR wasn't as bad as I've seen.

Thanks for the update, nice to know the outcome of a post.

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