Check Engine Light
Pontiac Firebird
Ford Escort ZX2

Service engine soon light illuminates then the car gradually loses power and eventually the engine shuts off Is this normal What is wrong?

8910

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-09-13 13:44:22
2011-09-13 13:44:22

You are going to have to take it to a repair shop to have the computer hooked up to see what is going on. Sounds like it could be the O2 sensor or cad. convertor getting plugged. Good luck.

AnswerMine's been doing the same thing and the catalytic converter tested perfect. The computer shows the O2 sensor -- but there is no mechanical problem with that either. We think it's a faulty sensor and it's causing the car to shut down. Lately it's been going great! (Altho the mechanic said he awoke from a deep sleep one night and found he was thinking about this car and thought it might be cam or crank.) I still think it's just a faulty sensor. Does the car start up again after 15-20 minutes? Mine does. AnswerIt starts up again right after. I'm usually at a red-light when the car idles (?-is that the correct term?). So I have to put the car into park, turn off the engine for a split second then start it up again and I'm good to go again...well, until I get to another stoplight that is. Sigh...someone's offered to take a look at it today so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Eeek! AnswerI had a friend that owns a 2001 ZX2 and they were having the same issues, I found a large air leak on the blower hoses that cause their car to have a rough idle and they die. I suggest you or a mechanic check the engine hoses for air leaks.
1
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

It has a " service engine soon " warning light that illuminates when the engines emission control system requires service and for a few seconds when the ignition key is in the run position before starting the engine . It is located directly below the " door ajar " warning light , just to the left of the fuel gauge

User Avatar

Yes, the 2012 Fiat 500 does have a service indicator. The yellow engine warning light (! inside a triangle ) illuminates and when you restart your car, a message pops up generally saying to change your oil. Follow the link below to learn more about the service light.

User Avatar

They generally set a trouble code and the check engine light illuminates.

User Avatar

The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.

User Avatar

Check fuel cap: Illuminates when the fuel cap may not be properly installed. Continued driving with this light on may cause the Service engine soon warning light to come on.

User Avatar

Eventually motor oil will break down due to contaminants and dilution and will not lubricate or cool internal engine parts properly resulting in possible engine damage or failure

User Avatar

service engine soon 1992 eldorado

User Avatar

* Check gage Illuminates when the engine coolant temperature is high, the engine oilpressure is low or the fuel gauge is at or near empty.

User Avatar

Auto Zone will read your engine codes FREE... They can also reset the light if you ask. However, until you fix the problem causing the engine light to come on. Even when reset it will eventually come back on.

User Avatar

Your engine management lamp normally illuminates when a engine sensor or actuator is not functioning as recommended. The right course of action is to find out if any diagnostic trouble codes are stored and go from there to continue the diagnosis

User Avatar

why service engine soon light on 1999 mustang

User Avatar

Maybe you should service the engine soon. :P

User Avatar

Yes, the Service Engine Soon light is the same as the Check Engine light.

User Avatar

The service engine soon is the same as a check engine light. It has nothing to do with an oil change.

User Avatar

If the oil is low in your car, it can eventually cause your car to stall and not start. It can also kill your engine.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

you need to have the check engine/service engine soon fault codes read to determine what the fault is.

User Avatar

"How do you turn off the service engine light on a 2002 cadillac escalade?" When replacing oxygen sensors, will the service engine turn off?

User Avatar

The engine system urgent service indicator is a warning to turn the engine off immediately. Running the engine will result in severe damage.

User Avatar

You can reset your engine service light by holding in the scroll button. Hold the button in until the engine oil life goes to 100 percent. The engine service light will go off.

User Avatar

It will eventually plug up. You will then either starve the engine of oil, or be pumping unfiltered oil through the engine. Both will lead to engine failure.It will eventually plug up. You will then either starve the engine of oil, or be pumping unfiltered oil through the engine. Both will lead to engine failure.

User Avatar

The Service Vehicle Soon indicator is usually a light bulb, headlight, or something to do with the vehicle. The Service Engine Soon indicator is anything that could be wrong with the Engine. Some computers can read codes for either, but some computers can only read codes for the Service Engine indicator.


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.