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I just had my water pump and timing belt replaced, and I had a coolant flush, oil change, and air filter change. But the next day, my check engine light comes on. What could be the problem?

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Run fault codes to check that all is well as it may just need resetting with a code reader unit.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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    Sarah Oct 23, 2013

    Well I took it back and they didn't charge me anything. Apparently the Catalytic converter code came up; however, the technician said he wasn't really concerned about it. He said that it is likely due to the repairs they did earlier because he thinks the car is running fine (apart from the light). He turned off the light for me and said to bring it back if it comes back on. But he said that my car hasn't been running well since the repairs this past Monday (10/21) and that now my car is running clean fuel and all the blockages are out, and the car just hasn't been running long enough to register with the car. What do you think? Is that bogus or does that make sense?

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SOURCE: my engine light has come on. leaking coolant

1. The leaky coolant hoses will only deteriorate further and need to be replaced before a serious leak occurs and you overheat and damage your engine.

2. It's very important to carry out all scheduled maintenance on your vehicle as recommended by the manufacturer as well as attending to additional maintenance issues that will arise.

Cooling systems need to be flushed out and refilled with the correct specification new coolant every 2 years. It is very important that all air is bled from the cooling system when coolant is changed as failure to do this properly can cause air locks in the cooling system and result in overheating and engine damage.

Water pumps wear and fail and if not replaced will result in your engine overheating and very expensive engine damage will be the result. The cooling system thermostat should also be changed when the water pump is changed.

Maintenance of the engine's cooling system is extremely important and, if neglected, will certainly result in engine damage.

3. It is important to change the engine's air filter element as these clog up with fine dust impairing air flow to the engine for combustion. Once the filters begin to clog the engine will run very inefficiently and poorly and your fuel consumption will increase. You will end up burning your dollars on extra fuel when all you needed to do was replace a cheap part. These filters should be changed every 12 -18 months (more often than the car manufacturer usually states). On most cars the air filters are a very inexpensive item and very easy to change over.

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