Driving down the Motorway exhaust emissions light began blinking lot power and car began to chug along had all coils replaced 2 years ago, what could be the problem and approx cost of repairs. This has happened before but when i drove the car the following day the light had gone off and no problems....Please Help!
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Re: exhaust emission light Golf 1.6 S 2001
When the engine light flashes its telling you the car is miss firing and from your description it was...even though you had coil packs replaced that is by far the most likley cause .if they were genuine parts you will have unlimited milage 2 year warranty.get the fault code read to find out what cylider the misfire was on and change that coil pack..
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generally the catalic converter get oily especially if the car is used
around the town the best thing to do from past experience is to drive the car down the motorway at 60mph. for good 3/4 hour at high revs
third gear if 4 gear motor you get the meaning this way you burn the oil
out because lots more heat is crated once this is done youshould pass the emission. happy driving
Hi there, did they run an emissions check? If so what was the outcome?
It could be your catalytic converter has broken down inside and/or blown a hole through it. Does the exhaust note seem louder and brash?
It is not dangerous for driving, but it can be annoying having that light blink at you. Disconnect the negative battery lead for 20 minutes. This should reset the ECU and if the light pops back up then there could be a fault with the CAT sensor or the above fault with the CAT.
I don't think it is a reocurring problem, moreso the ECU is thinking that the emissions are out of sync. Does the car consume gas quickly? Does the car feel sluggish?
Reply back and I hope this might help a little (vote if you think it's helpful)
Hi, you have a problem with the fuel tank evaporative loss system, e.g the fuel tank vent. You will need to take the car to a garage to have the fault diagnosed with a EOBD code reader.
Sorry not more helpfull Matt...
The warning light has two states. A blinking light indicates a critical
problem with gaseous emissions from the engine that is likely to cause
permenant damage to the engine, exhaust sytem or catalytic converter. A
blinking light must be remedied immediately, and the car should not be
driven in this state, at the risk of causing serious and permenant
damage to the engine, exhaust and/or catalytic converter. Repairing or
replacing these parts can be extremely expensive. A reputable garage or
a Vauxall/Opel garage should be able to diagnose and repair the
A solid (unblinking) light indicates a non-critical
fault in the emmisions exhaust system. Many faults are covered by this
light including failures in emssions sensors, temperature sensors and a
variety of other parts. This usually results in a higher than average
amount of environmentally harmful pollutants being expelled from the
car, loss of power and/or gradual damage to the engine, exhaust and
catalytic converter. While the car can still be driven with a
non-critical emmisions problem, it is highly recommended that the fault
is diagnosed and repaired at a reputable garage or Vauxhall/Opel
I have a 2000 Grand Jeep Cherokee, I was driving along the freeway maybe doing about 60mph when my jeep suddenly jerked, when it did this my emissions light came on. I pulled over in a parking lot checked all my fluids oil, transmission fluid, everything seemed okay, as I was getting back on the freeway I watched the R PMs that was fine and my emission light went off. After driving for about 5 minutes it did it again and my emissions light came back on, I did notice this time it seemed to be in the rear where this Jerking/ Bucking came from can anyone help??? PLEASE
jeep been in local garage for 6 weeks !! Was driving along motorway and lost power. Mechanic thought it might be gaskets but now saying its not. Prior to breaking down was burning a lot of oil and a lot of gunge evident at top of where you put the oil. Smoke used to come out of exhaust first thing in morning. Any ideas whats wrong ?