While driving in a storm over the winter, I hit a skid and reverted to my old days of driving on ice (in a different stick-shift car). I tried to down-shift our '98 Camry (automatic)…so I placed it in reverse. It stalled. The car continues to run, but the check engine light has been on since that day.
I took it into a nearby garage the next week and they couldn’t find any engine issues that time. They turned off the check engine light. It came back on the next day. I went to Advanced Auto Parts and got the code read: PO 171.
Since then, I’ve been driving the car once or twice a week, saving up $$ before taking it to my new repair shop – to which we’ve switched for our other car. What might I expect to hear from them about our Camry? Am I damaging the car by continuing to drive it?