RED means DEAD do not drive...(Overheating or no oil pressure) Orange CHECK ENGINE light is a sensor or code in the emissions system....read up it to fix Everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and a professional shop manual should be available at your local library for diagnostic procedures etc, just make copies of the right pages, as they are usually REFERENCE only...read up and good luck :)
The light is NOT a low oil light. It is a low OIL PRESSURE light. You can drive it until the engine seizes. Of course internal engine damage will start to occur as soon as the light comes on and you have no oil pressure if you continue to drive the vehicle.
You can drive your car with the yellow 'service engine' light on the dashboard, but it is not recommended. This light warns you of the need to have the engine serviced.
If the light is not flashing you can drive it until you can have it repaired. If the check engine light is flashing, park it. Otherwise you will do catastrophic damage to the catalytic converter costing several hundreds of dollars to replace.
With out knowing what code you have set, that question can not be answered. Some codes can be caused by failures that can be damaging to the engine.
It really depends on what the cause of the check engine light is.
It is safe to drive you car for at least one mile after the check engine light comes on.
No, have it looked at by a professional.
If you continue to drive a vehicle with the check engine light flashing you will do catastrophic damage to the catalytic converter(s). This can lead to big bucks for repairs.
Yes you can. But you will want to check you're engine soon.
Yes and no. If the light is flashing, it means that damage could occur. If it is on steady, it may be okay as long as the engine is running as it usually does, no funny sounds, smells, vibrations, rough idle, etc.
Yes but, if the light is flashing no.
oil pressure switch oil pressure low worn engine did you drive with no oil in for a long time are there any noises in the engine
Definitely not, get it checked imediatly
You have to get the engine looked at.
There are pages and pages of things that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked with a scantool. Then the code can be diagnosed and repaired.
It is not recommended. A flashing flashing check engine light is an indicator of a catalytic converter damaging misfire.
If the check engine light is on steady you should have it checked as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs, it may be a minor problem, however if the check engine light is flashing, have it checked immediately! If you continue to drive with the check engine flashing you risk catastrophic damage to the catalytic converters costing you big $$$.
Drive the vehicle for 5 full driving cycles and if the light stays off you are ok and can pass inspection.
If you fix the reason the light came on in the first place the check engine light will reset itself after a few drive cycles.
no it is not
Yes, but if it stays on you should plan to take it in soon to have the engine checked. That is why the light is there.
Replacing the battery should not have triggered the check engine light. The check engine light comes on when there is a problem with the emission system. Saying that, I would drive it for a while to see if the light does go out. If the light does not go out have the ECU scanned to retrieve the trouble code. Then use this code to diagnose the problem.