The check engine light means that there is a posssible problem with the engine . There is not one specifc problem that it could be. The dealership can look at the chip and figure out the specific problem and get you going in the right direction. Apparently, if the light comes on intermittendly, immediate check-up is required, when it stays on solid, the diagnosis can be delayed for a little while. Often on 1995 and older models of the Chevy Cavalier, the "Check Engine Light" will be due to a problem with your Emissions. The wisest thing to do is take it to your local chevy dealer and have them service your engine for a small fee. My check engine light has been on for two and a half years and my car shifts hard. I went to a dealer and they told me it was my speed sensor saying there is a slip in the trany that wasnt there so it Was putting to much pressure in my trany lines cause the car to shift hard my ets off light is also on they tried to tell me it was the motor mounts. Danielle-Owner of a 98 chevy cavalier Z24. The " check engine light" is by far one of the most misunderstood technological advances It is a warning light that is illuminated when there is a problem affecting the EMISSIONS of the vehicle.. Don't let it bother you as it is a good thing once you understand it. One point that was brought up a recent meeting of technicians was that the amount of hydrocarbons is greater when the gas cap is left off than when the engine is running. Hydrocarbons are part of pollution emitted as gasoline evaporates. Going a step farther, one facet of the emission system is the "Evaporative" portion. This is when the fumes from the gasoline are leaking from the system into the outside air. This is one part of the emission system that can trigger a check engine light. I would say a small percentage of the vehicles that have a check engine light are the result of a loose or inadequate gas cap. But understand that many scenarios are possible with the "check engine light" The vehicle's powertrain computer (note that some vehicles have multiple computers aside from the powertain computer) will run a series of self-tests. They will only run under certain criteria. And they are different from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some self-tests or
An engine cylinder misfire has been detected if your check engine light is flashing
take it to the autozone they check the engine light for free
A flashing check engine light is an indication of a misfire.
my check engine light stays on and the o/d light blinks....what could this mean?
it means you need to check the engine
An engine light check means some fault in the engine . Check the handbook to get more details to find what and where the fault is.
That is the check engine light.That is the check engine light.
The check engine light stays on when the engine computer has detected a malfunction and set a trouble code.
You can take it to a professional, or you can check the reading yourself. A check engine light can mean many things.
you should check your engine...like now...
A flashing check engine light is an indication of a misfire. Immediate catalytic converter damage is possible.
A flashing check engine light normally means you have a misfire.
check engine light. it means you should eather check your "codes" or go to an auto shop and tell them your check engine light is on. sometimes its free.
A light that looks like a small yellow engine is the check engine light.See related questions below.A light that looks like a small yellow engine is the check engine light.See related questions below.
No, oil level does not cause the check engine light.
The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.
The check engine light comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, a check engine light is lit when there is a problem in the emissions or somthing that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions.
The check engine light comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, a check engine light is lit when there is a problem in the emissions
why does the engine light remain on after starting
The check engine light comes on when the engine computer has detected a malfunction and set a trouble code.
Connect an OBD2 scan tool which will retrieve the codes set by the ECU. If you mean how to check to see if the light is working just turn the key on without starting the engine. The check engine light will illuminate.
That is the same as a check engine light. See related questions below.That is the same as a check engine light. See related questions below.
An engine misfire has been detected
That would be the check engine light.
your engine is stuffed