Check engine lights can be something simple (gas cap too loose) or something more serious (bad oxygen sensor). If the light has been on, then there is 'diagnostic trouble code' (DTC) stored in the car's computer. In the US, Autozone auto parts stores will perform a code-read of DTCs at no charge. This can save the expense of paying a service shop to diagnose a loose gas cap. The dealer who sold you the vehicle should do this for free...this is simply plugging a test box into your car...takes about a minute. Many cars (BMW, Honda, others) have the ability to clear their own codes (after X number of restarts). In most models, disconecting the battery for a minute or two will clear trouble codes, thereby getting rid of a nuisance code like a loose gas cap.
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A check engine light in any vehicle is a warning that there is an issue with the motor. In a specific vehicle, as in a Ford Contour, it is best to check the manual or with a mechanic to identify the issue.
No, the check engine light has nothing to do with the oil level in the vehicle. The check engine light will come on when there is a problem with the emission system. The red oil warning light will come on if your vehicle is low on oil.
If an check engine light does not come on it is a good thing. When your check engine light comes on, it means you need service done on your vehicle.
When the check your engine light comes on in a vehicle it can mean various things. The light is part of the vehicles diagnostic system and acts as a warning that something may be wrong with your vehicle.
You should go to a certified mechanic or a professional with the experience needed to operate on your vehicle concerning brakes etc. Try looking and comparing different shops in phonebook etc.
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.
It can vary from vehicle to vehicle, but on most automatics the answer is yes.
Not in Massachusetts
have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
there is a emissions related failure on the vehicle.
Not likely. The check engine light comes on for failures that raise the emissions of the vehicle.
You need to rent / purchase an OBD II code reader to check & reset the check engine light.
you can either purchase a computer programmer ($200-$350+) that will allow you to check and clear codes as well as adjust computer settings for maximum performance or take the vehicle to most auto parts stores that can check the codes for free.
Check your coolant overflow reservoir, if it is to the marked line you should take it to a certified mechanic as the problem maybe a faulty sensor. If the reservoir is empty than fill to the line marked then remove negative terminal from battery and turn on head lights for 15 minutes. Reattach negative terminal and test drive. If CHECK ENGINE light comes back take your vehicle to a certified mechanic.
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 something 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 or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions.
Send the payment to them anyway by certified check, in certified, return receipt mail. If they return the check, and they are not likely to, then surrender the vehicle. When they do not return the check, pay the remaining balance in the same way as soon as possible.
You can find out about purchasing a certified used Toyota vehicle such as a car or truck by going to your local car dealership and inquiring about what certified used vehicles they have. You can also check a site such as Toyota Certified.
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Car dealerships often will sell these vehicles, just make sure to check under the hood for the Zetec engine. There are many reviews on the Zetec engine, however, some of them aren't good. Make sure to look very hard into a vehicle purchase before committing.
Have vehicle scanned to determine problem and reset
Have vehicle scanned to determine problem
Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
Have vehicle scanned
To check engine light codes one would have to bring your vehicle to a mechanic who can use a computer to check the computer chip that regulates this function.