The check engine light just came on in my 1999 Dodge Dakota - this has happened in one other car and it was nothing after I took it into the dealership. Best advice? My brake light stays lit also even with the parking brake off
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Its either the fuel pump or crank sensor I would contact the dodge dealer for more info I have a dodge Dakota I came home from work stopped at the mail box and the truck died it would crank fresh fuel just filled truck on way home. Dealer told me it was the fuel pump. Call your dodge dealer
Sometimes that light means overfill oil
Sometimes after changing oil if they put too much that happens
Check the oil level on cold in level place (give it like an hour or so) for the light to reset
If after that the light still on take it to a tech.
Have you checked the alternator? Check engine light on? Every vehicle is different but if the charge system isnt functioning or wearing out, certain accessories that have a high drain will not function as a warning sign that the charge system is failing. Were their other warning signs that you might have missed? Low power to dash lights or even head lights.... stereo resetting? My guess would be coil pack or alternator
relax.if nothings happened apparantly for the last 200 miles,then he may take it to the beach,provided he is ready to risk anything .
it may be a electrical problem or simply a gauge problem .if it was something more serious ,the dodge would have conked out.
i hope this puts your worries at rest.
This has happened to me also and after having my mechanic check it out several times it was discovered a sensor had gone out. It was going to cost close to $140 to replace. I ask what would happen if I didn't replace it and he said "nothing, your check engine light will just stay on" So, we've driven it for the past two years with the check engine light on with no problems.