What kind of engine faults could be if Service Engine Soon light is on?
Probably none, Service engine is normally an indicator the a scheduled maintenance interval has been met.
Check your owners manual for a list of them, once performed check with your local auto parts store for an OBDII reader that can clear the light.
A repair facility or dealer wil clear it for you after they perform the maintenance.
Many things could cause your service engine soon light to come on. Every time you start the engine, the computer does a self-diagnostic test. If it finds any faults, it will illuminate the light. I would recomend you find an OBD ( On Board Diagnostic) tester and read the code. Autozone will perform this service for free. They will read the code and tell you what is causing your light to come on.
When the service engine soon light is blinking, it means a subsystem of the engine has failed. It could be something as simple as a broken gas cap, or it could be a serious engine problem. If the Explorer is still running fine, it is best to get the codes read at an auto service shop to determine the next course of action.
What is the difference between the service vehicle soon and the service engine soon light a Pontiac aztek?
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.
That could be a number of things. When the check engine/service engine light comes on that means the ECM / engine control module see's a problem with the emission system. You will need to have the engine scanned with an OBDII engine scanner to see what caused it to come on. Some parts stores will do that for free, like advance auto parts.
What model do you have? I am saying no to your question. In most vehicles the service engine light deals with the operation of the "engine", igniton system, exhaust, and fuel system. If there is a problem with the brakes you could see an ABS light (if equiped) or a BRAKE! light on. If the Service engine soon light is on in your vehicle the problem lies in one of those systems. Good Luck
You can drive the car but should have the vehicle checked soon as possible. BUT if the service engine soon light is flashing, stop the vehicle when it is safe to do so then shut off the engine immediately. If you continue to drive the vehicle with the service engine soon light flashing you will do catastrophic damage to the catalytic converter(s).
You recently had your 2001 Escort serviced the Service Engine Soon light came back on the service tech said there was a misfire on cylinder 3 What do you need to look at to correct the problem Thanks?
it depends what is knocking, there are so many parts on the engine that can do this. check the belt assembly for sounds, that could be it. but if it isnt then it is some internal parts, it which case hopefully your vehicle has sensors, it is probably not harmful unless your service engine soon light comes on, if that happens, then take it somewhere to get it trouble coded, autozone is free.
Can water or moisture cause service engine light to come on what to do about it can it cause damage?
Why does your anti lock brake light come on and when you turn your engine off and restart the engine the light doesn't come on until later?
There is litterally about 100 faults that could behave this way. Most Faults will not "Set the Light" untill a certain amount of time passes so that a bump or such doesnt set the light every 2 seconds. Have the car scanned, its the only way to know why the light comes on. Many parts store will do this for free.
An engine is a machine with which you can accomplish a task. Mechanical engines would include - steam, diesel, petrol, 2-stroke, 4-stroke, and so on. But, a enquiry service/search engine on the interweb could also be considered an engine. Google, Bing, Wiki Answers and so on would all be considered engines. And the first computer was called a differential engine. So there are many kinds.
Why is my BMW 330i service engine soon light coming on at 53000 miles No service is due for 5000 more miles and it runs fine it just all of a sudden came on.?
A service engine light soon light on a BMW330i could have come on at 53,000 miles for a number of reasons. This service light comes on sometimes to tell the driver an oil change is due, the oxygen sensor is getting bad, or an air filter is plugged. There is also a possibility that a wire has broken on one of the sensors in the engine.
What could be the reason for your service light on your 95 Volvo 850 is this just for a routine oil change or could it be something serious?
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