Had the same problem - could be either the gas tank cap is not tight, and not sealing airtight, or it could be a bad oxygen sensor in the engine, causing the air/fuel mixture to be off. Went through this with my '98 too. I had the O2 sensors replaced to pass emissions and it came back on.. I probably have a problem with my intake valve, running too lean and tripping that sensor.
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.
The check engine light comes on when the computer detects a problem and sets a code. You need to have it diagnosed with a scan tool.
Easy, fix the problem that caused the light to come on in the first place.
The check engine light on a 1992 BMW 735i will come on intermittently if a problem exists but the vehicle's computer is not constantly receiving faulty readings. This can occur from a loose connection, bad sensor, or failing component.
Check engine light should have an Error code,ask mechanic to read it for you. then he will be able to expalin to you what is the reasona nd the solution for this.
Easiest way is to disconnect the negative battery cable for a couple minutes then reconnect. This will clear the error codes from the computer. If everything is okay, the CHECK ENGINE light will stay off.
No, oil level does not cause the check engine light.
The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.
That is the check engine light.That is the check engine light.
The check engine light is the light shaped like an engine, or the light that states Check Engine (Soon). If this light comes on, it is time to see what the issue is with the engine.
You most likely have a bad vehicle speed sensor, it's what gives the signal to the spedo. And it is tied into your cars powertrain control system, that's why the check engine light is on.
The Check Engine Light will come on whenever the OBD (On-Board Diagnostic) system senses any of a number of different problems with the engine operating parameters. If your car has this light on, take it to a good shop and have them read the codes that are stored by the car's computer. This will point them to the problem area.
Check the brake light switch. It is defective or out of adjustment.
check harmonic balancer. check harmonic balancer.
If your engine light comes on and your temp gauge is lower then normal. listen for cooling fans. if they are also running chances are you need a new thermostat
Check and make sure the gas cap is on all the way. after a few trips of driving with it back on correctly the light should go off if it's that.
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.
Yes, the Service Engine Soon light is the same as the Check Engine light.
Which engine? If this is a check engine light or emissions test failure be certain ex. gas & intake passages are clear. Bob
all 3 codes lead to the trans
Disconnect the positive battery cable. wait a few minutes then reconnect the cable. the light should go out, & the codes will be cleared.
There are sensors all over the engine that can turn the check engine light on.
Check your owners manual. There should be a description/picture of the check engine light.
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.
The check engine light has nothing to do with the washer fluid. If the check engine light is on you need to have it checked for codes with a scanner.