I have a 2001 Xterra which gets poor mileage and I have driven over 30 miles after the light came on on the highway.
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.
With proper preventative maintainance 500-700,000 miles.
My service engine soon light came on a day two ago, I have driven the car about 20 miles since it came on. Today, the light just went out. The vehicle is running good. What would cause the light to come on, and why would it just go out on its own?
Strictly speaking, even a single mile is bad for an engine, since wear begins from the first revolution of the crankshaft. The answer to the question you are asking is, unfortunately, "it depends". An engine driven 120,000 miles could be in better shape than one driven only 12,000 miles depending on things such as loading, maintenance, and driving technique.
You have driven 55.9234 miles.
They are about 12 miles apart- This can be driven in about 15 minutes if traffic is light.
That question is impossible to answer. It depends on many factors. How the engine is serviced and maintained, how it is driven, and the climate it is driven in. If properly maintained with quality parts, according to the recommendations in your owner's manual, and driven with care, it could easily last 200,000 miles without major repairs. But you never know with a mechanical device such as an internal combustion engine. Parts can fail at any time even if they are serviced properly. There is No guarantee!
its a coincidence that the light came on exactly at 150k. if the check engine light comes on then the computer senses a trouble code that must be checked out and repaired
Depends on how the engine was maintained and how the vehicle was driven. It is was serviced regularly according to the manufactures recommendations and driven normally and not abused it should last over 200,000 miles with no major repairs. It could last even over 300,000 miles. It really depends on many factors.
This Lexus maintenance light illuminates every 5,000 miles driven on the vehicle. This is a reminder light that will indicate when maintenance service is needed.
DISCONNECT THE + BATTERY POST, THEN RECONNECT. THIS SHOULD RESET THE INTERNAL COMPUTER. IF ITS FOR INSPECTION PURPOSES THE ICPU WIL GIVE NOT READY CODES UNTILL DRIVEN AT LEAST 90-150 MILES.
I would say every 3000 miles if driven in rough conditions otherwise 6000 miles
1)Turn on ignition and set odometer to show miles driven (not miles since last fill-up). 2) Turn ignition off. 3) While holding down odometer reset button, turn ignition back on. 4) Hold odometer reset until check engine light clears.
Er....Get the engine serviced?
If all maintenance is performed on this engine according to the owners manual then you can expect this engine to last at least 200,000 miles or more. That is assuming the engine is not abused and is driven normally.
It is driving cycles not miles. It varies from manufacture to manufacture.
The engine main and/or rod bearings are worn. Change to a heavier grade oil (higher viscosity number) and the light should stop flickering so much. If you do that you can make the engine last a little longer, but the engine is definitely getting tired.
all 3 codes lead to the trans
* It could be a faulty check engine light or a light sensor problem . There's probably not a problem with the engine at all just the faulty sensor light problem most likely. * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If your check engine light stays on with the engine running , a malfunction with the emission control system has been detected. Have your vehicle scanned for any trouble codes in order to diagnose and repair the problem. ( I had a check engine light come on at 35000 miles - in my case it turned out to be the DPFE sensor )
If you drive for an hour, you have driven 45 miles. If you have driven for a longer or shorter time, you have driven more or less, respectively. You have to specify the amount of time to get the answer.
because there are faster.
It is safe to drive you car for at least one mile after the check engine light comes on.