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Check engine light on ,sluggish shifting gears

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  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    bring to autozone they can read the codes for free. we dont know what the check engine light is telling you. could be alot of things.

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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 cause and the proper repair.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: check engine light flashes on /off computer says to down shift or slow down

get the codes read by VOLVO only now

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SOURCE: 1985 Toyota Camry sluggish acceleration

check the fuel filter and when was the last time you had a tranny service done and a tune up also check the drivebelt

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Lincoln LS V8, gear shift shows E, check transmission light

sounds like tranny computer is bad take it to a grage and have a computer put on it cost about $50.00 to do this

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 mazda bogging in all gears especially in 1st and 2nd gears ?

Judging from what i know, the timing on the engine is probably a bit off, and i remember reading the exact same problem on another web site and that is also what they said. So just check the timing on the engine or have it checked by a mechanic if you don't know how to do it.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 grand cherokee won't shift out of first with gas light on

You need to have the vechicle scanned for codes.I believe you are going to limp in mode on the computer.Have them check all codes,transmmission and body along with engine.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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