goto your local shop, or even better a quick lube (usually dont charge) and get them to run a scan.. it should be an OBD I sensor, not a II.. but any good shop will know that... they will tell you what set the light, and how to fix it, and they can turn the light off.... lataaaaaaaaaa
First have the problem repaired that caused the light to come on in the first place. They will reset the light.
First you need to determine why the check engine light came on then make appropriate repairs before resetting the check engine light. Take a drive to your local auto parts store and have them check for codes. They will perform this service at no cost to you. Once you have the codes you or your mechanic can determine what the next step should be.
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Easy, fix the problem that caused the light to come on in the first place.
A non firing engine can be caused by many things. A bad crank sensor or coil pack are the first two places to check for problems.
You first have to repair the failure that caused the code stored in the engine computer. Then the light can be cleared with a scan tool.
check your VIN. if the first letter is "J" then it is made in Japan. ?I have a 2008 Mazda 3 and it has a "J" as the first letter. ----Rob
I also have that code P061B in my Mazda 6 2010, What I've heard is that it may be a weak battery, I'm having my battery checked first, before advancing to other areas.
You reset the check engine light with an OBD2 scan tool. But first you must repair the problem that caused it to come on. If not it will just come back on again. There is a problem that is effecting emissions.
You need an OBDII computer a) to read the reason for the check engine light, and b) to reset the error code if you know what caused the light to come on. If you don't fix the condition that caused the light in the first place, it will probably occur again.
By repairing the problem that caused the Check Engine light to come on in the first place. You can then reset the CE light with a scan tool. Reset the light without repairing the problem and it wll just come back on.
Start with diagnosing the check engine light. The code(s) set should help in determining what the problem is. Your local auto parts store can read the codes for you and offer some advice for free.
Check your oil level first, could be low on oil and causing your valvetrain to clatter a bit... (not a good thing at all)
Have you repaired the problem that cause the light to come on in the first place? If not the light will just come back on. You reset the light with an OBD2 scan tool.
My first test would be a compression test, it takes special equipment as it is a dynamic not static compression test.
Usual first sign is a check engine light with a code P0420.Usual first sign is a check engine light with a code P0420.
By first repairing the problem that caused the check engine light to come home. After performing the repair you can reset the light with the scan tool or it will go off on its own after a few driving cycles.
Check the engine timing first. Pinging or knocking,especially under acceleration could be early detenation caused by advanced timing.
It is illegal to remove the check engine light bulb. If you are asking how to shut the light off, then have the problem repaired that caused the light to come on in the first place. The repair shop will reset the light.
As with any check engine light in an OBDII Vehicle (1996 and newer), use an OBDII scanner to FIRST read your codes and find out why it was on in the first place, then SECOND erase the code using the erase command on the scanner. If you don't fix the problem that caused the light to come on in the first place, it will always return.
First you must fix the problem that caused the light to be set. You can try to reset the light by disconnecting the negative battery cable for five minutes. If that does not work you will need an 0BD2 scanner in order to reset the light.
First of all you must repair the problem that caused the light to come on in the first place or it will just come back on after being reset. You can try disconnecting the negative battery cable for 5 minutes. This may or may not reset the check engine light. If it does not then you will need to reset it with an OBD2 scan tool.
Possibly low coolant level or blown heater core.....also check thermostat CHECK COOLANT LEVEL FIRST. IF FULL THEN MOST LIKLY YOU NEED A THERMOSTAT.
Assuming you have already fixed the problem that caused the check engine light to come on in the first place, there are a couple ways to turn off the check engine light. The first way, which is the right way, is take it to a mechanic that will use a scanner and clear the codes, or you can simply unhook your battery for a few seconds, and then hook it back up. Either way will work, but if you didnt fix the problem it will come back on.
They first thought that there was an engine fault.that we hite a iceberg