Question about 1997 Chevrolet Suburban
How do I clear the "service engine soon" light (not the "check engine" light) on the dashboard of my 1997 Chevy Suburban?
Un plug the batt and turn the switch on and try to start it for 20 sec then reconnect the batt the service engine soon light will be off if ther is no reason for it to be on
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
you can try taking the positive cable off for about 3-secs and check in you owner manual to see if it tell you how and if you do have one try this website www.edmunds.com to see if you can download one for you car.
Posted on May 25, 2009
Take it to auto zone, they will turn it off for you, or any auto parts store will do it. Or you can try unhooking the NEG. battery cable for a few minutes and then hook it back up and see if it don't go off then. Just make sure you unhook the NEG. NOT POS.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
Disconnect the battery for a minuit and turn on the light's to power down any electrical power. Reconnect the battery and that should clear the "servie engine light soon",but if there are any DTC codes, the "Service engine light" will come back on.
On board diagnostic (OBD) was designed on vehicles equipped with electronic fuel injection so you can generally retrieve the codes yourself. No need buying a scanner or running to any parts stores to check the Engine Light. This system is called obd1 and applies to most vehicles made before 1995 for domestics and 1993 on imports.
For GM domestic vehicles made before 1995, the diagnostic connector is located under the dash panel by the driver side. To get the check engine codes to flash in your dash panel, use a jumper wire or a paper clip and connect terminals A and B of the diagnostic connector. Turn your ignition key on with engine off and the codes should start to blink. All codes should start with code 12 which is one long flash followed by 2 short flashes. This code 12 means the diagnostic system is normal and will repeat itself continuously if there are no trouble codes. Otherwise, code 12 will flash 3 times before flashing the fault codes.
the codes can be erased or cleared by disconnecting the battery negative terminal for 1 minute and reconnect. Just make sure to check your service manual in case you have electronic equipment such as radio or clock that needs reprogramming in which battery disconnection is not recommended. Finally after performing repairs on the culprit code, always go for a road test to confirm if the problem is fixed.
Good luck and hope this help, here is a link to the DTC codes. http://www.gmtuners.com/OBD1_DTC.htm
Posted on May 08, 2009
11= Timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more from initial learned value, Intermittent loss of either camshaft or crankshaft position sensor, No crank reference signal detected during engine cranking for dodge odb readout. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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