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It's most likely you maintenance light, telling you its time for a oil change. If you have recently changed your oil then you just forgot to reset the maintenance light.

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Go to Autozone.com They have a repair section on their website. Enter your make and Model...Navigate to the section of repair you need. They have enlisted the services of AllData...so its fairly comprehensive. Also, many public libraries have online auto repair manuals for free. You'll need to join your library, get a card and a password for the online site....Good luck...

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A engine symbol with a wrench attached continues to appear on the dash of my 2006 chevy equinox


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Not sure if you mean the pulley is seized or the tensioning system is seized.
If you are trying to take the belt off and can not as it appears the tensioning system is seized, place a long handle wrench on the adjust nut that is formed in the tensioner, then double wrench another long handle wrench on the end of it.
Instead of trying to pull the tensioner to release the belt, place solid steady pressure on the wrench and wait for it to slowly collapse. It is a fluid filled shock that holds it in place and requires constant firm pressure to release; it will not just bend out of the way by pulling on a wrench like normal tensioners.

I have never seen on seize before, and the design of it makes it very difficult for this to happen, I have seen this complaint before though and it was just the design of the system that makes it appear stuck.

If it is in fact stuck, removal is best left to a shop, as it is very advantageous to have a lift so you can work underneath the vehicle safely; it is a very tight fit removing these tensioners.
If you do need the tensioner and you decide to do it yoruself, (only two bolts holding it on), besure to manually pump the tensioner 3 full sweeps before installing the belt, or the hydraulic unit may fail prematurely.

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I got a 2002 mercury cougar and there is a light that turns on an off once in a while it's the second 1 next to the wrench it looks like a snow flake what dos it mean


The yellow/orange snowflake means its between 42 and 33 degrees and the red snowflake means it's 32 degrees or below (fahrenheit).

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Wrench light is on and odometer shows negative mileage


The negative number means the car should have had it's oil changed that many miles ago. Oil life starts at 100% for new oil & counts down every 10%. At 15% the display will always show, which means it's near time to change the oil.

usersteve83, your oil may have been changed but the timer not reset. Reset the timer as shown...
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Symbol A - Relace engine oil.
Symbol B - Replace engine oil & filter, Inspect front & rear brakes, Check parking brake adjustment, Visually inpest the tie rods, suspension components,driveshaft boots, brake hoses & line (including ABS), all fluid levels & their conditions, exhaust system, fuel lines & connections.
Symbol 1 - Rotate tires.
Symbol 2 - Replace air cleaner element (dusty conditions every 15K miles) & replace dust & pollen filter (behind glovebox) every 15K miles if mainly dusty or city driving.
Symbol 3 - Replace transmission fluid.
Symbol 4 - Replace spark plugs.
Symbol 5 - Replace engine coolant.

All above are taken from the 2006 Civic EX owner's manual.

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