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WHEN YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON

There are many things that can cause your check engine light to come on. When it does come on, this means the computer has detected a problem with the vehicle. Every car has this system. Anytime it is on, you can usually get a code number off the computer scan. The hookup is under the dash in most cars. You can buy a cheap one for around 50 dollars at most auto part stores. If you do buy one, you may need to find what each code means. If you don't own one or you can't get to one, you can take it to Autozone or Advanced Auto Parts to get your vehicle scanned. Most places do not charge for the scan. Autozone and Advanced Auto Parts do not charge when your check engine light is on. They will be able to scan it for you and give you the codes. They will let you know what it says and what parts you will need as well. if you ask. If your check engine light is flashing, this means there may be internal engine failure. If this is your case, get it scanned as soon as possible. The longer you go with the light on, the greater the chance you have to make the problem worse. Some of the newer vehicles has this system already built in. You will need to know sequence though, to make the code appear.

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check engine light came on temporay


often , if the check engine light goes off, it is usually caused by an intermittent condition, such as a cylinder misfire, or similar. One thing to try is to get your car scanned to see what code is stored. Most auto parts stores will scan your car for free, and let you know what has happened. This way you can get some knowledge towards solving your problem.

Mar 16, 2010 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

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engine runnig rough, check engine lighy on, when going 60 mph light starts flashing.


A solid light can mean anything from a loose/faulty gas cap to a transmission issue. The flashing light means your engine is misfiring and this can cause serious damage to the engine. A misfire can be caused by anything from a bad spark plug, to a bad fuel supply.

This light comes on when the computer detects a fault of some sort in its diagnostic tests. If it keeps detecting this issue, the light will remain on. If the light turns off, then it has detected that the issue may no longer be present.

In order to find out what the exact reason was for your light, You need to have your car computer scanned to retrieve the code that the computer would have stored when the light triggered. Most garages will do this free of charge. The code will tell you what may have caused the light to initially turn on. Until you get this code, it's impossible to determine what parts need to be checked or replaced.

Oct 07, 2009 | 2001 Mercury Mountaineer

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My engine light has come on in my 2004 GMC crew cab 1500. are there some things I can replace or check without taking it to a mechanic shop (80,000 miles)


If the light was flashing when it came on, then it means your engine is misfiring.

A solid light can mean anything from a loose/faulty gas cap to a transmission issue.

This light comes on when the computer detects a fault of some sort in its diagnostic tests. If it keeps detecting this issue, the light will remain on. If the light turns off, then it has detected that the issue may no longer be present.

In order to find out what the exact reason was for your light, You need to have your car computer scanned to retrieve the code that the computer would have stored when the light triggered. Most garages will do this free of charge. The code will tell you what may have caused the light to initially turn on. Until you get this code, it's impossible to determine what parts need to be checked or replaced.

Oct 07, 2009 | 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

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my check engine light keeps coming on and there does not seem to be any problem with the proformance and the gas cap is seeded properly, what could cause this and how can i get the light to turn off


If the light was flashing when it came on, then it means your engine is misfiring.

A solid light can mean anything.

This light comes on when the computer detects a fault of some sort in its diagnostic tests. If it keeps detecting this issue, the light will remain off. If the light turns off, then it has detected that the issue may no longer be present.

In order to find out what the exact reason was for your light, You need to have your car computer scanned to retrieve the code that the computer would have stored when the light triggered. Most garages will do this free of charge. The code will tell you what may have caused the light to initially go

Oct 01, 2009 | 2002 Nissan Altima

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what does it mean when the engine light come on?


If the light was flashing when it came on, then it means your engine is misfiring.

A solid light can mean anything.

This light comes on when the computer detects a fault of some sort in its diagnostic tests. If it keeps detecting this issue, the light will remain off. If the light turns off, then it has detected that the issue may no longer be present.

In order to find out what the exact reason was for your light, You need to have your car computer scanned to retrieve the code that the computer would have stored when the light triggered. Most garages will do this free of charge. The code will tell you what may have caused the light to initially go

Sep 29, 2009 | 2006 Hyundai Sonata

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