The check engine light does not generally have anything to do with the check oil light. The oil light just indicated it is time to change the oil, while the engine light indicates a problem.
A quick way to reset the check engine light would be to disconnect the battery for a short while
check your engine mounts..I am not sure where they are but if you can move the engine with a prybar you need new mounts..they arent to expensive
Check the engine oil, sometimes when the oil is low the check engine light comes on while sitting still and goes out when you accelarate.
start with engine off. press and hold that speedometer resetter while starting engine, check engine light will flash a few times then disappear.
engine is about to stall
A check engine and maintenance light have different symbols. The owners manual of the vehicle will decipher what each symbol means. A service light means a vehicle has a service that due while a check engine light requires some sort of repair.
Possibly a broken motor mount. If it runs good otherwise one cause can be a vacuum leak. The check engine light should be on if it is a vacuum leak.
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.
If your check engine light is flashing on and off with the engine running an engine cylinder misfire has been detected ( avoid heavy acceleration or deceleration while driving until repaired or you can damage the catalytic converter )
There are pages and pages and items that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked for codes with a scan tool. After repair light can be shut off with scan tool.
Anytime the check engine light or brake light comes on you should have it checked for safety reasons.
What did the check engine light codes say was bad?
If the check engine light is flashing with the engine running , that means a spark plug misfire has been detected
Remove the battery head(+v) for a while, then replace it and star the engine.
could be a MAF or something else electrical . i suggest to take in a autozone and get it checked for free.. just tell em your check engine light is on
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.
Hey Amy==It depends on the make, and which engine you have. I would check the bolts on the a/c compressor, and the belt for correct tension and if it is a serpentine belt check it for cracks and brittelness. Goodluck. Joe
it could be your emission check sensor
You don't want to do that. If your cars check engine light is on, you need to get it examined by a mechanic. Also, if you disconnect any battery terminal, your engine will not start or power any electronics while it is running.
The engine is running C O C K
The check engine light blinking means that an ignition misfire has been detected Avoid any rapid acceleration or deceleration while you drive it in for repair to avoid damaging your catalytic converter
Fix the problem, or, disconnect the battery for a short while.
because it will still be on for you to know it is not activated by the key any way