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I just had the emission and state inspection done on my 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer and now the "service engine soon" light stays on. It was alright before. What can be the problem?

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Try unhooking one of the battery cables and leave it off for at least 20 minutes. When you hook it back up the computers should re-boot. That has solved problems for me with heater, interior lites, power windows, AC, day time running lites, power mirrors, CD player, and wipers on GM autos and S-10 PU and Dodge trucks. None of the switches are connected to the device they control anymore. The switch tells the computer to open the window and the computer send a signal to the window motor. When the computer gets confused strange things will happen or not happen. Of course you may have to re-set your radio stations. If it comes on again, take it to Advance Auto parts and they will read out the computer error codes for free.

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What is the problem of my mitsubishi lancer why the "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" still warning on?


Hi there:
When the light comes on, one or more diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) are stored in the engine control module. These DTCs remain even if the light goes out. To address a Check Engine Light problem, the DTCs are retrieved and the appropriate troubleshooting information is followed in order to determine the problem.

The Four Most Common Check Engine Light Scenarios and What to Do:
* The Check Engine Light turns on and off or flickers.
If the Check Engine Light comes on in the city but goes off on the freeway, then the fault is present during city driving conditions. Pay attention to whether or not the vehicle runs or drives any differently when the Check Engine Light illuminates. If vehicle performance does change, drive the car as little as possible and take it to be checked by a service professional as soon as possible. If there is no change in vehicle performance, you can drive home, but have it inspected as soon as possible. In this condition, you run a risk of the vehicle dying or not starting.

* The Check Engine Light comes on and stays on.
If the Check Engine Light illuminates constantly during driving with no noticeable driving or performance problems, there is a permanent fault in the emission control system. When this happens, the computer that controls the emission system usually has a backup program that runs while the fault is present. (These backup programs are often referred to as "limp home" mode programs.) You should get the vehicle serviced as soon as possible, but in most cases, the vehicle will continue to operate, though you run a risk of it dying or not starting.

* The Check Engine Light illuminates, stays on, and there are performance problems.
This means that a vital component of your emission control and engine management system has a serious problem. It usually involves a component or system needed for the vehicle to run at all. In most cases, drive the vehicle as little as possible. In many cases, the vehicle is not safe to drive at all -it could stop or stall out at any moment. It is best to pull over to a safe place and have the vehicle towed to an automotive diagnostician for a thorough inspection and repair.

* The Check Engine Light light comes on and blinks in a steady pattern while driving.
Don't confuse this steady pulsing of the Check Engine Light light (usually one or more flashes per second) with a flicker (see above). The Check Engine Light may stay on steadily or it may flash when the vehicle is accelerated. This is very serious. There is a severe failure of the emission control system that is causing the engine to misfire to the point that the catalytic converter is damaged each time the Check Engine Light flashes. It may mean that the catalytic converter is overheating to the point that it will glow red or, in extreme cases, start a fire on the underside of the vehicle. Immediately pull over to a safe place and have your vehicle towed to an automotive diagnostician for repair. Vehicles can be severely damaged and even destroyed by fire if this condition is ignored for too long.

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Dec 14, 2012 | 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Service engine soon light is on


The check engine light/service engine soon (yellow light) comes only when the computer control unit (called the PCM) senses a fault in the electronic controls of the engine and/or the emission system u will seldom feel the car engine run any different, there are about 200 possible faults that turn the light on, to know what has developed a problem you must have the system tested, this is called an OBD2 fault code test, Kragen and Autozone parts stores do this testing for free.

Sep 24, 2010 | 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer

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How do I reset the service engine soon light on a 2003 Lancer


Only way is if the issue is fixed, it will go away on it's own. Otherwise you need a scanner hooked up to it. Keep in mind that for some state inspections, clearing a code will also reset "monitors" and you will need to drive it for a couple of days for them to reset, that is if all looks good.

Jun 19, 2010 | 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Is the Service Engine Soon light designed to come on at particular mileage intervals or only when there is a problem


Hello... The light is programmed to come on only when there is a problem. Actually, it is programmed to come on whenever there is a problem that would affect the vehicles emissions.

Good Luck....

Apr 28, 2010 | 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

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I my 2005 lancer shows service engine soon, it has 63k miles on it? what should i do?


GET SOMEBODY TO READ THE "TROUBLE CODE"......it will then be way easier to find out what is wrong......

becasue it could be anything ....you know.....sparkmissfiring.....or emissions......or elcectrical....

try to get it check........

I HOPE THIS HELPS....
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Apr 30, 2009 | 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Service Engine Soon Light - 2005 Mit. Lancer


theres a chance there is a short. try taking out the fuse for the light and putting it back in or replacing it all together

Jan 15, 2009 | 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer

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My service engine soon light is on on my 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer.


You can't guess with this vehicle take it to Auto-Zone they will check the code for free and get back to me. Good Luck

Nov 29, 2008 | 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

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