My father has a 1996 Dodge Caravan code P1698 comes up, check engine light on most of time, and dash lights off most of time. When dash lights come on, the check engine light stays on also. Can you tell me what my next step is to resolve this problem without a mechanic telling me it is something it is not that may cost more than the actual issue?
There isn't a single fuse for the check engine light. See related questions for explanations of why the light comes on and how to clear it.
Have vehicle scanned to clear the codes or try disconnecting the battery for about 10 minutes
A scan tool is required to clear the check engine light. If the failure is not repaired, the light will return.
There are pages and pages of causes for a check engine light. You need to have it checked for codes with a scanner to know what to diagnose. After the repair you can clear the code with a scanner.
Check AC drain and clear the blockage. Also look for firewall sealer skips.
Have vehicle scanned to determine problemv and/or clear codes
A national chain auto parts store can do this for you.
Check the rubber around the wiper arm. Clear the drainson each end ofthe wiper. Ther is asmall rubber hose on the firewall behind the Engine that comes out of a galvanized piece kind of in the middle maybe to the left side somewhat. Make sure this 3/8 rubber drain hose is clear.
Trying to clear the check engine light in a Kia Sorento yourself is not recommended. The check engine light could indicate a serious problem and the car should be inspected by someone qualified.
I clear the check engine light with a Scangauge II. But most ODB-II devices can read and clear the code.
No. they will not clear the calipers.
If the check engine light stays on for the Nissan Pulsar n16, you would need to check the engine in order to clear codes. You can take the car for service and the problem will be diagnosed and restored to normalcy.
You can clear a service engine soon light in an Infinite G35 by checking to see if the "check engine" light is flashing. If it is isn't, go ahead and clear the service engine light.
Sounds to me like a cracked cylinder head.
The engine compartment fuse and relay box is located left side of the engine compartment. After removing the lid, refer to the fuse box lid for help locating the fuse you want.
After repairing the cause of the code, you clear the code with a scan tool.
The clear lenses will pop out on the side that you push to turn them on if you gently pry on them with a small screwdriver
Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
You can disconnect the battery for about 5 minutes and this will clear the check engine codes stored in the computer. If the problem that caused the code has not been repaired the check engine code will just happen again. The only way to get the check engine light to not be on is to repair the problem then clear the codes.
No, a person cannot just clean a check engine light to pass inspection. The issue causing the check engine light must be dealt with and fixed.
A person can reset the check engine light by using an OBD scanner to clear the codes. This is after the problem is fixed.
I am also dealing with a oil leak from a 2000 dodge caravan. Common problems seem to be valve cover and oil pan gaskets or crank seals. What is the engine size? First thing is to clean all the oil off and identify where the leak is coming from. For instance I found the leak on my 3 liter is coming from my front crank seal, now i just need to find some clear instructions on the right way to change it. GL
You need to fix the problem that causes the code in the abs computer. You can then clear the code with the scan tool or wait for it to self clear while driving.
dealer must clear