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How do I find the OBDII code

Message reads 'fail safe engine mode' ... I do not have a scanner

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this can be caused by a few things. Diagnostic Trouble codes needed to diagnose. many auto part store will read codes for free, please post codes

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 S-type Fail Safe Engine mode is intermittent.

change the throttle body posistion sensor and change the plugs if the throttle body was dirty the plugs can now be fouled out causing the problem the 02 sensor may be clogged as well from the cleaning try thid first this should work if not let me know ill tell you what else you can do hope this solves your problem.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Warning: fail safe engine mode

I do not know about a Jag. But the "fail safe engine mode " on my GMC means the Engine Controll Computer has quit working.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

SOURCE: fail safe mode and rear lights message on at times

Usually Fail safe comes on when there is a problem with the sensors of the throttle and gas pedal have reporting problem to ECU. You need to have the car diagnosed to see the error codes and check which sensor has the problem. there are three sensors that do the job of reporting to ECU. Could be the throttle or Gas pedal

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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i had this problem last week and i changed my oxygen sensor under the engine not the one on the side see what number sensor does the diagnostic give no1 is side of engine and no.2 is under engine

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I have a 2001 Elantra GT. with the auto trans in drive the trans slips when I'm doing 50-65 mph and the trans is in 4th gear if i have my foot to heavy on the gas. it doesn't do it as bad if I have...


First of all, Hyundai Transmissions use a 'specific' fluid called 'SPIII' and ONLY SPIII. Any other fluid doesn't meet Hyundai's specification and can cause 4th gear slippage (which is the TTC - Torque Converter Clutch - frequently referred to as the "lock-up" converter). You should have had a Check Engine Light. The problem you describe regarding 'doesn't drop back to first when I'm at a stop' sounds like the transmission has gone into 'Fail-Safe' mode because of the 4th gear ration incorrect. In "Fail-Safe" mode, the trans stays in 3rd gear until you cycle the ignition key off, and then back on. You need to scan your engine's computer to see what/which trouble codes have been set/stored in it. You'll need an OBDII scanner to read any codes that might be there. When a 'check engine light' (MIL=Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is turned on, there is a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) set/stored in the ECM/PCM (Engine Control Module/Powertrain Control Module). This code identifies which engine management system component/function experienced a malfunction. Once you pull/read this/these code(s), you can begin diagnosis.

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Mrsjd_0998@yahoo.comCheck on light comes on then the a small wrench icon appears. The message along with check engine now says engine in safe mode. The car loses all pick up. whats the problem


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go to autozone & have codes read (DTC) free.

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Need to know how to check the oxygen sensors on a 1996 saturn sl


Don't know if this will answer it. O2 sensors send info to the computer to make adjustments to the emissions system. Over time the O2 sensors fail which cause the computer to light the "Check engine" light. Originally the "Check engine" light was dedicated to an emission system fault. Now manufactures use it for a variety of abnormalities. To know what the "check engine" light means you have to either take it to a mechanic or buy a OBDII scanner (around $100) and read the code yourself. I like to read my own codes. These scanners are good for all modern cars. Instructions are included EZ to follow.
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In the begining when i put a gearbox to drive,it must begin with 1 then 2 ,it jumps to 3 from the begining


It's in FAIL SAFE mode. Did the 'Check Engine' Light come ON? Whenever the 'CHECK ENGINE' light comes on, the ECU (Engine Control Unit) sets a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). These codes identify the particular engine management system which caused the light to come on.
You'll need to use/find an OBDII (On-Board Diagnostic) Scanner to retrieve any code which have been stored in the ECU computer. Afterward, we might be able to help you DIAGNOSE and perhaps eventually fix the problem.

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Trying to read check engine light on my 95 sunfire it has a obd2 plug but the obd2 tester wont read my codes how can i test this with out going to dealer?


Most consumer available scanners read OBDII on 96 or newer vehicles. If your car does in fact have a OBDII plug then all you need is the software in your scanner to be able to read OBDI codes...a 95 is running OBDI. Advance Auto or Autozone might have a OBDI compliant scanner for free...just tell them you have the OBDII port so they don't take up all your time digging for the adapter!

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