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Engine light i have got service engine soon light after i tried cleaning the carburator please help i dont wanna goto dealer because they rip people off and dont even get the job done thats what they did to my dad! please help

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  • carolina2000 May 28, 2008

    I too have just had the Service Engine Soon light come on, this week. Hmmm, interesting. We all have 2004 Nissan Sentra's. I too believe the dealers rip people off.

    A co-worker asked immediately - How many miles do I have - I answered: 62,528. He said that is a Dealer function...they set it to go off around 60k, so we bring our cars in.

    Hey, so what if it is not true? I am going to find a service manual, and turn my SES light off myself.

    Carol B. Smith,

    Auburn, CA 95603

  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    I also had the check engine light come on 2 months before I was to pay off my car and it only had about 44,000 miles on it !!! I first went to Pepboys and they wouldn't even look at it and told me it was a dealer issue which I was fine with because I thought that the dealer would be able to fix the problem immediately, boy was that a mistake ! It first should a misfire w/ the head gasket it and was repaired then literally a week later my battery died. Wouldn't a diagnostic test pick up on a battery that is about to die ? So had my car towed back to the dealer and they charged me for replacing the battery (the battery lasted for 5 yrs and the tow truck guy said that is a really good battery because most usually last for about 3 yrs, that is why I got another Nissan battery). Then the service engine light came on again about 3 days later and they said it was 2 of the ignition coils. I asked why didnt it come up on the first diagnostic time and he didnt give me a straight answer, he just said that anything can set it off. My light is still on and have been to 2 other mechanics where they still wasnt able to diagnosis the problem properly. I have already spent about $1200 and tried of looking at mechanics that have no answers. Today I bought 3 ignition coils and having one of my friends install them. I believe that may be the problem for some of you because I checked that out on a website that had others w/ light problems and start up problems.

    Carla J.

    Philadelphia, PA



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You know that no 2004 vehicle has a carburetor right?

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Go to autozone and have them pull codes for free and then tell me what the codes and description are

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hey yeah actually i managed to turn it off my self not only that but i managed to find the error codes too, its an easy process i thing first you put the key in the ignition but dont start the car, wait exactly 3 seconds after putting the key in the ignition make sure u turn the key to the number 3, an then press the accelerator down an up (all the way) 5 times in less thaN 5 seconds, wait 7 seconds (exactly) and hold the accelerator down for 10 or more seconds( make sure u dont release it at all for 10 or more seconds) and then the service engine light starts to flash count the fist flash (which is a slower flash) if u get 10 flashes it means the first number is 0, the second set of flash s will be a bit faster, count this too to get ure second digit of the code do the same for the other 2 sets which will be faster also than previous ones, once uve got ure code just search it up reset the code hold the accelerator down for 10 second an then turn the ignithion off and on again

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Service engine soon light after cleaning carb

I too have just had the Service Engine Soon light come on, this week. Hmmm, interesting. We all have 2004 Nissan Sentra's. I too believe the dealers rip people off.

A co-worker asked immediately - How many miles do I have - I answered: 62,528. He said that is a Dealer function...they set it to go off around 60k, so we bring our cars in. Cha-Ching!

Hey, so what if it is not true? Luckily, I have the RECALL NOTICE, so my car goes in today anyway. I will ask them to turn off the SES. If they won't, then I am going to find a service manual, and turn my SES light off myself.

Carol B. Smith,
Auburn, CA 95603

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