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Engine Light on...

Driving home from work today I noticed the orange check engine light on. I checked the gas cap since I got gas 2 days earlier. The cap may have been a little loose, not sure yet. When I started the car back up the light was still on. Is there something else I should look for before taking the car to the dealership?

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  • chefmbig69 Aug 29, 2008

    My 06 AVEO has the check engine light on and is running poorly like a fuel filter problem, I have not changed it in 30,000 miles, buit it gave no warning, just started acting like it was starved for gas idling up and down between 800-1200rpm. when gibing gas it was okay but still hesitant. my wife said it was barley creaping at about 5 mile per hour. any help would be appreciated. also does the fuel filter look like a box about 12" long and 4-5 inches high and 6 inches wide?

  • Susan Jan 15, 2009

    I had the same problem, we took it to Autozone and had it hooked up to their computer. I had to replace my Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensor, to the tune of $177.

    All this part was is the gas pedal and some wires coming out of it. VERY easy to change (my hubby did it, but I could have!), all you have to do is remove some bolts and unhook the old wiring (it's a plug), then hook up the new wiring and rebolt the new gas pedal.

    Unfortunately, we didn't have the money at first so we drove ours until it wouldn't start anymore. Now we have other issues (we think it's the plug wires).


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When mine did that, it was that i needed the throttle body replaced

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Odds are that if you didn't do any work under the hood, you are going to have to get the codes read. In most of the newer cars even if it is the gas cap and you put it back on, you may still have to get it hooked to computer to get the code cleared. There really isn't anything else to check if you haven't had any maintenance done recently.

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