How do you read the check engine light on a Subaru Forester?
On dodge Neon you turn the ignition key 3 times (without going as far as turning the engine on). Maybe samne on many if not all cars? Then the codes will blink and you'll need the ODB2 code listing. Other option is to connect an ODB2 reader on the car's connector and read the codes directly.
2005 Subaru Forester CRUISE flashing CHECK ENGINE steady on- Dubai version in UK now near-freezing temperatures - Running OK- Can it be due to coolant or some of oils never had such things in Dubai?
2001 Subaru Forester and the check engine light came on what you need to know is this something that should have been replaced when you had the head gasket repaired?
You can't exactly pinpoint what caused the check engine light to come on without retrieving the trouble codes. Take your vehicle to AutoZone or similar auto parts store that offers free diagnostic scans and have the trouble codes retrieved and explained. But first... check your gas cap. A loose gas cap can cause the Check Engine light to turn on. Really.
What would be the problem if an 05 Subaru Forester has a check engine light that stays on along with a flashing cruise light but no performance problems and no codes come up on a code reader?
I too know the frustration of Subaru check engine lights. The quick way is either black tape over the light on the dash or remove the bulb. Keep in mind that although you may know the code and the problem (both of mine routinely issue P0420 for a catalytic converter even though I've replaced same more than once) there may be additional problems crop up and you will get no additional warning. --Ken
The check engine light came on on your 2002 Subaru Forester Both the oil and the coolant are OK What else should you check?
The check engine light does not give information about fluid levels. What it does indicate is a failure in the car's emission controls. Could be anything from a bad oxygen sensor to a loose spark plug wire. Many auto parts stores, like Auto Zone, have a scan tool and will read the codes for you at no charge. You may or may not be able to take that information and repair the vehicle yourself. From…
The check engine light (service engine soon) comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, the problem is in the emissions or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. To determine the cause, the vehicle will need to be taken to AutoZone or a shop that has an OBD2 scanner, or…
Most auto parts stores have a check engine light reader that you can borrow for free to read the code and also to reset the check engine light. If they are not busy, they may even do it for you for free. Support your local parts store! Worst case: Take it to your dealer or buy a check engine light reader that can also reset it.
What could be the problem besides a faulty oxygen sensor in a 2006 Subaru Forester whose engine and cruise control light keep coming on simultaneously?
If you are talking about the CHECK ENGINE light on the dashboard you need to have someone with an OBDII Reader plug it into the receptacle on the underside of the lower dashboard cover on the left side of the steering wheel (and to the right of the fuse panel access cover), read the OBD code to see why the check engine light is on then determine what needs to be fixed. The readers can…
Your implication that our Foresters have one irritating check engine light echoes what I was thinking on my way to work this morning. Mine wants a new catalytic converter, and so far it only does this when the weather gets cold. My last was an Outback that suckered me into buying converters twice before I gave up on it. But this doesn't answer your question. Four ways. (1) and best: fix the problem. (2) cheap…