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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You should be able to take it to any chain auto parts shop and get a free engine scan. Heck, even your unreliable little shop should be able to hook up a hand scanner for free or nearly so (def not more than $5).
I'm betting you'll get a P0401 Code - EGR Flow Insufficient. That's a common problem for the 3.2 Honda/Isuzu engines. If that's the case DO NOT blow $200 on a new valve. A $10 gasket and a $4 can of air intake cleaner are all you need.
Even if it's not the 401, the check engine light is typically not a HUGE concern as long as the rest of your gauges are within usual limits and the vehicle operates normally. You're usually good to go until you can get to a reliable mechanic. Just don't put it off too long - that's when the serious problems develop.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
SOURCE: Engine will die
There is a Communication problem between the Transmission Control Module (TCM) and the Engine control module. That is the bad news and is why it's shutting down the engine.
The good news is i believe there is a TSB recall on the 2004 - 2007 chevy aveo for the P0700 problem so it should be covered under warranty.
Believe the TSB# 05-06-01-030D
Good luck and hope this helps and hope it's not a bad ECM. Check the wire harness to the ECM and TCM, look for broken wire or the harness it self gone apart.
Posted on May 24, 2009
Drop in to an Autozone, or Pep Boys, or similar big parts store & they will usually scan for codes free. This will hopefully eliminate all the guess work, or at least point everyone in right direction for better diagnosis. If not obvious from codes what the problem is, get back to us and we'll help you out.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the great suggestion . I'll have Autozone read the codes on Monday. Thanks again!"
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