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DjiNN
09-11-2006, 12:31 AM
what are the possible reasons why the check engine light would be on??

azbass
09-11-2006, 12:32 AM
lol. mine actually flashed at me today too.

get it scanned.

AJē06
09-11-2006, 12:33 AM
lol. mine actually flashed at me today too.

get it scanned.

I got a new engine and the same thing happens. Its a sensor... :(

NoLimit
09-11-2006, 12:34 AM
mine goes off and on

I got it looked at a few months ago, guy said it was a clogged tube or something.

casper97ta
09-11-2006, 12:35 AM
check engine can come on for a lot of reasons. the most common is for emissisons. aka: exhaust leaks or problems that are usually meaningless. however, it can also be transmission, low oil, or a misfire. best thing to do is go to your nearest napa, or discount auto parts and just ask them to scan the car for you. they do it for free and can tell you right there what the code is. the light has to be on for them to scan it. hope this helps.

azbass
09-11-2006, 12:35 AM
I got a new engine and the same thing happens. Its a sensor... :(

my MAF is going out :(

but the cars under warrenty woot

JimJ
09-11-2006, 12:36 AM
I get a light sometimes, on and off...

Don't have OBDII, so I just have to guess by what noise it's making :D

azbass
09-11-2006, 12:38 AM
mine came on because my gas cap was loose. check that.

x2. a lot of people dont know that.

DjiNN
09-11-2006, 12:43 AM
so i could go to a autozone or Struass (however you spell it) and ask them to check it?

AJē06
09-11-2006, 12:53 AM
x2. a lot of people dont know that.

I didnt... :D

Kenny Pollock
09-11-2006, 01:29 AM
so i could go to a autozone or Struass (however you spell it) and ask them to check it?Yep, AutoZone does it for free. I actually found a forum for cars like mine and there is a procedure I did with the key in the ignition to get my CEL codes.

AutoZone has the tool though, and it tells you precisely what's wrong with it. In my case, my car was overdue for some new spark plugs :uhoh:

nVRuckus
09-11-2006, 01:30 AM
90% of the time replacing the oxigen sensor fixes it.

iceteebone
09-11-2006, 01:35 AM
put duct tape over the light

DjiNN
09-11-2006, 02:39 AM
duct tape? wouldnt it be more like electrical tape? lol

azbass
09-11-2006, 03:07 AM
i put a smily face sticker over it. :)