Check engine lights involve the engine's electronics and/or electrical system, since they are interrelated. My '97 Sable's recent check engine light signified a problem with the camshaft sensor, which had to be replaced. Important, since it works with the ignition system, and while AAA is good to have, I hate being towed. It's a tricky repair, and like most manufacturers, Ford has the system designed to mandate a particular repair tool that's expensive to buy. The job's a pain anyway, and can be tricky, so it's best to have a certified mechanic you trust do it (I do not, repeat, do not, like dealerships for a variety of reasons). Never ignore a check engine light; generally easy to computer diagnose (but prepare to pay for an hour of diagnostics). All dash lights are potentially bogus -- sometimes these things take on a life of their own, signifying nothing, but it's foolhardy to assume that. Hope this helps.
It really depends on what the cause of the check engine light is.
pontiac g6 check engine light car with wrench
Yes you can. But you will want to check you're engine soon.
the question doesn make sense but if you mean why does my engine light stay on when my car is started it means there is a problem in the engine whuch needs to be looked at by a mechanic
There are a number of reasons why a check light might be coming on in your car. Once the check engine light comes on it is important to get the car to a mechanic for diganoses.
You check engine light is signaling to you that there is something wrong with you car. You should have your car looked at by a professional.
It is safe to drive you car for at least one mile after the check engine light comes on.
Yes. Va will pass your car with a check engine light. The inspection station will try to get you to figure out what is wrong with you car but they will not fail it. However, If your SRS light is on, the car will fail the inspection.
The check engine light comes on in a car when there is a problem with the engine. It will go off or be reset when the problem is fixed.
The Car Coach - 2011 Check Engine Light was released on: USA: 31 March 2011
It is important to make sure the check engine light is not on when having a car inspected. A person can reset the check engine light by clearing the codes that are causing the light to go on.
Yes. The code should still be there.
No, it will not.
If the check engine light stays on for the Nissan Pulsar n16, you would need to check the engine in order to clear codes. You can take the car for service and the problem will be diagnosed and restored to normalcy.
Yes, a defective fuel cap will make the check engine light come on. It will alert the car that its not getting good gas mileage.
There are lots of different reasons a check engine light can come on does the car feel any different?
It is not recommended. A flashing flashing check engine light is an indicator of a catalytic converter damaging misfire.
spark plug dead or it fell off.....
The check engine light comes on when there is an emissions related failure. You need to have the system checked for trouble codes to know possible causes.
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.
It will fail most tests if the light is on.
take the car to auto zone, get them to put their machine on the car to tell you the reason for the check engine light.
Yeah, it can. If something is wrong with your emmision control system, your car can still fail emmisons, but the check engine light doesn't have to be on.
yes it can. if the check engine light shuts off by itself then chances are either the trouble code is a soft code. A hard code will keep the check engine light on until the problem is fixed and the check engine light is reset.