Yesterday I had 1 malfunction light up saying when next refueling add 1 litre of oil. About 1 hour later the yellow diagnostic light came on. Is this all connected ? The car is running OK it is a c180 classic se 53 plate
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The engine malfunction or check engine light could mean a whole number of different things, you need an obd diagnostic tool to read the trouble codes...
was the light on before you took the vehicle in for repairs, or did it come on after repairs, if someone has worked on the engine, all I can suggest is check that they haven't left any electrical connections off any components, that will cause the light to appear...
Hi Dave the capacity varies from vehicle to vehicle. If it has a dipstick there is two marks on it a about 1.5 inches apart, the one near the end of the stick is the mimum level, and the one higher up is the maximum level. If you are changing the oil drain and refill with 4 litres or 2 quarts. Then check the level if its below minium add around 1 litre and keep checking until the the level is at least between the two marks. Regards Jim...
Filling to the brim is not recommended. North American (possibly European cars also) cars have a charcoal (carbon) canister in the pollution control system to filter fuel vapour. Overfilling will cause this canister to also fill with liquid fuel when it is meant for vapours only. When refueling in the future, do not top up to the brim, but stop when the nozzle automatically shuts off the flow. Driving for several tankfuls may purge the liquid fuel from the canister and solve the problem. You may need to reset the OBDII (On Board Diagnostics) system to verify and clear the fault code. OBDII readers/resetters can be purchased for as little as $50, or get your dealer/mechanic to do it.
An orange warning light which is a picture of an engine = Engine Check Light. Most commonly known as the Malfunction Warning Light (MIL).
If this light illuminates while driving, it means your engine computer has detected a malfunction somewhere within the vehicle's electronics. The computer monitors hundreds of components & circuits. Some of these are critical in nature.
For this reason, it's important you make arrangements to have an authorised Toyota service agent (or Auto Electrician) scan your vehicle's computer for diagnostic codes. This process takes only 15mins or so. If you have an Autozone nearby, they sometimes do this for free, otherwise find a service agent who can do this check for you, at little cost.
There are many yellow lights on vehicles. They can be different on the same make and model of any particular vehicle depending on what option packages your vehicle is equipped with. Your best bet is to look it up in your owners manual. If you do not have an owners manual, I offer this advise: On all vehicles with the warning lamps in the instrument cluster, the yellow lamp are advisory lamps. ie. telling you that there is a malfunction with a system or letting you know that certain systems have been disabled. It is usually safe to operate the vehicle with the yellow warning lamps illuminated long enough to get the vehicle to a repair facility. (Check Engine Lights, Airbag Lights, Low washer Fluid Lights, etc.)The red lamps on the other hand, mean that the vehicle is not safe to drive before the cause of the lamp coming on has been resolved. (examples are the red Brake Warning Lamp, The Engine Teperature Warning Lamp, The Oil Pressure Warning Lamp.)
Since you stated the the lamp is yellow, I would say that it would be safe to drive the car to your local repair facility and ask them about it and get a professional opinion of what to do about it.
It indicates that the vehicle's computer has recorded a code in the memory. It will be a malfunction code of some sort. A code reader tool is connected to the diagnostic connector under the dash to retrieve the code, which gives information as to which engine management system has experienced a malfunction.
Hi ! The Yellow Exclamation Point is the indicator of malfunction in the Power Steering system. 1. Check the Tension of the Power steering Belt. 2. Check Oil level of Power steering , this must be below MIN level. This is in a white bottle next to Break fluid.
2002 Kangoo Trekka 1.6 16v petrol dipstick. Open the bonnet, go to the drivers side front wing and look down to the front of the engine. You should be able to see the oil filter at the front of the engine.
With the engine cold put your hand on the oil filter and the dipstick is just over a hands width towards the front centre of the engine. Also where it says 16 valve in yellow on the top of the engine cover follow a straight line down towards the front of the engine and that's pretty much about it's location.
When the "oil ok" light is displayed on the dashboard, press the trip reset button there should be six 000000's displayed.
This lets you know if the engine oil is at the correct level. These zeros decrease as the oil level goes down. I reckon It's about 250mill - 1/4 of a litre of oil for each zero. So let's say if you have only three zeros displayed, then you would require about 750mill of oil to reach the correct level. It's best to add a small amount at a time using a measuring jug.
It may be the same problem as my 56 plate Lacetti. The yellow malfunction light came on two weeks ago and two days ago, both times shortly after filling up with petrol to the brim, and I suspect it is the petrol sensor as I only clicked the petrol cap once after fitting it back - the handbook says click it several times. The yellow light also came on yesterday after taking the car a short journey so it is likely that the sensor is still picking up a small escape of petrol, but the car has been fine today with no light appearing now that the fuel level has dropped a bit. Like you, I have not noticed any drop in power with the light on.