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Re: service engine soon light is on in a 2001 Dodge...
Also try disconnecting the battery cables to clear the codes. If they come back then try the Autozone route for a free diag. If you come up with a code we can help you in determining what needs to be replaced. I sell parts at a Chrysler dealer and I have access to all kinds of info on these like codes and frequent problems and solutions.
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try this simple test
when stopped apply the hand brake
start the engine and if it stays running , put your foot on the brake
if it stops but restarts when you take your foot of the brake to start it , the the problem is more than likely a failing brake booster
also to check for other problems take it to a service center or autozone and have the fault codes read
if you think it needs rod bearings, it needs a lot more than that, the engine has to come out and apart. what engine size? its going to be expensive, crankshaft, oil pump, ect. if it has a 2.7 engine they are bad news.
its because the car is due for a service soon,it gives you about 800 to 1000m warning of an impending bill .....
if you did lots of stop/start motoring the "service engine soon" light would come on sooner than lots of highway motoring.
just adding oil is not servicing the engine....and once done it needs reseting...
Engine light could mean many thing. There's about a 100 things that can make the light go on.
Best thing to do is go to an autoparts store and have them scan for the trouble code from the on board computer. Many autoparts store will do this for free. They should tell you what the trouble code means and you can start from there.
Your vehicle’s computer system has self-testing capability. When the computer senses that there is a problem with one of the components or sensors it stores the correspondent trouble code(s) in its memory and lights up the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light to tell you that there is a problem and you need to diagnosed and repaired it. The list of possible codes number in the hundreds. The code itself doesn't tell exactly what component is defective - it only indicates where to look, or what engine parameter is out of normal range. You or a technician will have to perform further testing to pinpoint which sensor or part is not working correctly that caused the hesitation and the check engine light to come on.
check you owner's manual in the maintenance section. there should be a way to reset this reminder light after maintenance is performed. Maybe someone else on this site has a similar manual and can help you.
First the "service engine soon" light is a manufacturer installed reminder for you to get an oil change or other pre-determined maintenance service done. It is different than the "check engine" light which indicates a sensor malfunction. Secondly, when the engine is cold the thermostat is closed and the antifreeze or coolant is not circulating. The cooling system is a closed system and the tank that the cap is on is not an overflow tank but rather an expansion tank. This tank allows for the expanding coolant that is now hot to leave the engine coolant jackets, that won't expand, into a tank that can expand slightly. When your engine got to normal operating temp., aka.. hot, the thermostat opened allowing coolant to circulate and fill the expansion tank probably over flowing with the cap off. This is a normal operation for your car.