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96 merc.xr7 check engine light always on. i checked oil,trans.fluid,coolant gas cap, powwer st.&brake fluid all are ok. what eles should i check?

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  • kstokes606 Jan 17, 2009

    The Check Engine light has been on for about a year and the engine still runs good.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    trans fluid in engine coolant

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Take it to OReily or Advanced Auto Parts. They check the light for free by analyser. Mine was just a dirty gas cap that was setting off light for over 6 months. Give it a try-it's free.

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What services does Kia Sportage 2008 with 90000 need?


Here is recommended maintenance up to 10 1/2 yrs. If you follow through list, you should be able to tell by elimination what you may need. Here is the link - also list pasted below, here:

http://www.kia-forums.com/2g-2006-2010-rio-rio5/35574-maintenance-schedule.html


SUGGESTED Maintenance Schedule:

Months Kilometres Maintenance Type

4 months 6 000 km Maintenance #1
8 months 16 000 km Maintenance #2
12 months 24 000 km Maintenance #1
16 months 32 000 km Maintenance #3
20 months 40 000 km Maintenance #1
24 months 48 000 km Maintenance #2
28 months 56 000 km Maintenance #1
32 months 64 000 km Maintenance #3
36 months 72 000 km Maintenance #1
40 months 80 000 km Maintenance #2
44 months 88 000 km Maintenance #1
48 months 96 000 km Maintenance #3
52 months 104 000 km Maintenance #1
56 months 112 000 km Maintenance #2
60 months 120 000 km Maintenance #1
64 months 128 000 km Maintenance #3
68 months 136 000 km Maintenance #1
72 months 144 000 km Maintenance #2
76 months 152 000 km Maintenance #1
80 months 160 000 km Maintenance #3
84 months 168 000 km Maintenance #1
88 months 176 000 km Maintenance #2
92 months 184 000 km Maintenance #1
96 months 192 000 km Maintenance #3
100 months 200 000 km Maintenance #1
104 months 208 000 km Maintenance #2
108 months 216 000 km Maintenance #1
112 months 224 000 km Maintenance #3
116 months 232 000 km Maintenance #1
120 months 240 000 km Maintenance #2
124 months 248 000 km Maintenance #1
128 months 256 000 km Maintenance #3


MAINTENANCE #1

MAINTENANCE #1 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"


MAINTENANCE #2

MAINTENANCE #2 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks
Check engine coolant specific gravity
Check engine air filter; knock out dirt/bugs, replace as req'd
Remove wheels and brake drums, check pad/shoe thickness; inspect calipers, cylinders and shoes for proper function, leaks or damage; adjust rear brakes as required.
Rotate tires
Visually check underbody fasteners for condition & integrity
Check brake/clutch pedal freeplay
Check steering wheel components for proper operation
Check CV boots/tie rods/ball joint boots (visual inspection)
Check all seat belts and anchor integrity
Check exhaust sys. for leaks, mountings, brackets; heat shield
Check transfer case oil level & condition, fill as required
Check front & rear differential fluid, fill as required*
Check man. transaxle oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check auto transaxle fluid level & condition, fill as required*
Lubricate driveshaft u-joints (early Sportage only)
Road test vehicle

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"


MAINTENANCE #3

MAINTENANCE #3 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks
Check coolant specific gravity
Check engine air filter; knock out dirt/bugs, replace as req'd
Inspect, deglaze, clean, adjust & lubricate brake components
Rotate tires
Visually check underbody fasteners for condition & integrity
Check brake/clutch pedal freeplay
Check steering wheel components for proper operation
Check CV boots/tie rods/ball joint boots (visual inspection)
Check all seat belts and anchor integrity
Check exhaust sys. for leaks, mountings, brackets; heat shield
Check transfer case oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check front & rear differential fluid, fill as required*
Check man. transaxle oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check auto transaxle fluid level & condition, fill as required*
Check idle speed
Inspect power steering lines & hoses (visual)
Check A/C compressor operation and performance*
Check brake line fittings, bleeder screws, booster for damage, looseness, leaks
Road test vehicle

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"


KIA MODEL-SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE

In addition to the KIA Basic Scheduled Maintenance, certain KIA Models will require the following maintenance services:

ALL MODELS

(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)

Manual transaxle service (except Sportage)
Automatic transaxle service (except Magentis)
Check drive belt condition & tension
Inspect front ball joints

ALL MODELS
(Every 48,000 km or 24 months)
Replace engine coolant
Replace engine air filter
Inspect fuel lines & connections
Inspect ignition wires
Replace spark plugs (except Platinum)

ALL MODELS
(Every 60,000 km or 30 months)
Replace brake/clutch fluid
Inspect EVAP canister & vapour lines

ALL MODELS
(Every 72,000 km or 36 months)
Replace fuel filter
Inspect PVC system/hoses for integrity

ALL MODELS
(Every 96,000 km or 48 months)
Replace spark plugs (Platinum)

ALL MODELS
(Every 102,000 km)
Replace timing belt

SPECTRA
(Every 12,000 km or 6 months)
Replace HVAC air quality filter (if equipped)

MAGENTIS
(Every 12,000 km or 6 months)
Replace HVAC air quality filter (if equipped)

(Every 60,000 km or 30 months)
Automatic transaxle service

SPORTAGE
(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)
Transfer case, differential & manual transaxle service
Transfer case & differential service (auto. trans. model)

SORENTO
(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)
Transfer case & differential service

Jul 16, 2014 | Kia Sportage Cars & Trucks

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The engine light on my 96 merc cougar XR7 is on. Car shakes bad when i accelerate and engine light begins to blink. I'm embaressed to say my engine light has been on for sometime but was told it c


The check engine light needs to be addressed. Yes it could be a sensor but you need to know.
The light blinking means the problem is serious, such as a dead miss on one or more cylinders. The light being on means something is happening with the engine performance that could damage the catalytic converter.
Get the computer scanned - most auto parts stores will do it for free in hopes of selling you some parts. Once you have the codes research them online or here.

Sep 28, 2012 | 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7

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What are the necessary repairs for a 2002 S500 Mercedes with 91000 miles? What should your car be serviced for by this point


Hi, this really depends on its service history.

The following are the recommended service intervals on the Merc S500:

Note: operate A/C at least once per week, to maintain lubrication.

Underhood & Undervehicle

Every 3,000 miles - Replace engine oil & oil filter. Clean battery terminals. Adjust drive belt. Check power steering fluid. Check steering & CV BOOTS for wear and replace if necessary. Lubricate front end suspension.

Every 6,000 miles - Check transmission fluid condition and level. Check brake pads and caliper components - replace if necessary. Lubricate driveshaft U-joints. Rotate tires. Lubricate wiper arm linkage and pivots.

Every 12,000 miles - Adjust engine valve clearance. Replace distributor cap & rotor. Drain and replace engine Coolant. Replace Air Filter element. Replace Fuel Filter. Replace wiper blades.

Every 24,000 miles - Replace Drive Belt. Replace A/C Compressor Drive Belt. ** Change auto transmission fluid & trans filter (this is critical and must be adhered to) - preferrably do a trans flush at same time. Replace drive AXLE fluid.

Every 36,000 miles - Replace HT leads.

Every 2 years - Replace brake fluid (also clutch fluid if applicable). Replace power steering fluid.


** If you intend to keep this vehicle long term, then consider changing the trans fluid & filter every 20,000 miles. This is the secret to automatic transmission longevity.



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Jul 31, 2011 | 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Car has been sitting in garage for past 10 years, on blocks. what do you recommend before trying to start? it needs new battery.


you need drain fuel tank.fuel tank probably need to be removed and cleaned out to remove all sediment in bottom of fuel tank.remove each sparks and label them.squirt some clean engine oil down the spark holes into cylinder bores to help lubricate cylinder walls and help seal the piston rings to build up compression.replace fuel filter.best to change spark plugs and wires.check all brake hoses they more likely old cracked. i would change brake fluid bleed out all the old brake fluid out of the brake system.also change power steering fluid and change transmission fluid and filter also change engine oil and oil filter.replace the antifreeze and all the coolant hoses and radiator hose.replace thermostat and radiator pressure cap.replace battery and add new full tank of gas.you should be ready go. check ignition timing also.

Apr 26, 2011 | 1991 Honda Accord

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Service engine soon light


Check all your fluid levels. Oil, coolant, (only when engine is cool), brake fluid, also check that your fuel cap is on tightly. If these are all ok then you will have to have the vehicle checked for trouble codes via the cars on board diagnostic computer.

Feb 03, 2011 | 2006 Mitsubishi Galant

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My car just hit 100000 miles. What maintenance do


Hi,
Technically you are looking more at a 90,00 mile check but here it is regardless - this is what you need to do:90,000mi
Replace: Engine Oil & Filter.
Air Cleaner Filter.
Spark Plugs (Platinum Coated).
Engine Coolant.
Inspect: Automatic Trans axle Fluid.
Brake hoses * Lines.
Brake pads, Calipers, and Rotors.
Exhaust Pipe and Muffler.
Suspension Mounting Bolts.
Steering Gear Box, Linkage & Boots/Lower Arm Ball Joint.
Power steering Pump,
Belt & Hoses.
A/C Refrigerant.
Cabin Air Filter
Drive Belt (water pump, alternator and a/con). Timing Belt.
Manual Trans axle Oil.
Brake Fluid.
Drive shafts and Boots.
Vapor Hose and Fuel Filler Cap. Fuel Lines, Fuel Hoses, and Connections.

Long list there eh?

Hope this helps please rate hi if it does.
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Apr 06, 2010 | 2004 Hyundai Elantra

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My car is overheating. i got an oil change. i flushed the radiator. i changed the fan sensor. help. 96 cougar xr7. oil pressure runs high and then temp. overheats.


You probably have a bad head gasket. As coolant mixes with the oil, it diludes and therefore will cause your oil pressure to run high. Check your oil while warm to see if it looks like choclate milk. Check your tail pipe for white smoke. You can also rent a block tester from Autozone ($25.00 with Autozone's free loan-a-tool program) and buy the test fluid for $8.99. Take off your radiator cap and put the cone in while your engine is running an within operating range. Fill the test fluid to the fill line and squeeze the aspirator for two minutes. If the fluid turns yellow or green, you have combustion/emission gases in your cooling system. This is caused by a bad/leaking head gasket or a cracked/warped block/head. Hope this helps out.

Jul 22, 2009 | 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7

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What is required in the service of a 3.0l subaru liberty at 100000kms?


your owners manual will tell you exactly. usually all filters should be changed (oil, air, auto transmission if equipped, fuel, cabin air etc) as well as spark plugs and wires, distributor cap and rotor if equipped, check the belts and hoses as well as the charging system. All fluid levels should be checked and topped off. Check your tire p.s.i. as well.

Mar 20, 2009 | 2004 Subaru Legacy

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Check engine code 1407


two people told me it was the egr valve
one guy said he replce the hose and it worked for him
I hope this helps

Feb 03, 2009 | 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7

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Engine light is on.


Your vehicle’s computer system has self-testing capability. When the computer senses that there is a problem with some of the components it stores the correspondent trouble code(s) in its memory and lights up the Check Engine or Service Engine Soon lights to tell you that there is a problem and you should have the car diagnosed and repaired. Not fluid related, but could be a small problem that's easy to fix now. Even a loose gas cap can turn the light on. Have a code scan, that's the starting point.

Dec 16, 2008 | 2002 Isuzu Axiom

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