The light comes on after X amount of miles. It's a factory preset check up notice. Your mechanic can turn it off.
A flashing check engine light is an indication of an engine misfire.
If the check engine light is blinking on your 2005 Dodge Stratus, you most likely have a sensor that is damaged or requires replacement. You can check this by accessing the diagnostic computer at the dealership.
check your oil for starters....
It is recommended to check fluid in a warm engine, not an overheated engine.
Engine idling in park. Check level on stick.
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.
Check for spark at the plugs. Check for fuel to the engine.
Pull the dipstick with the engine idling in park on level ground.
Problem with the emission system Have vehicle scanned to determine problem
Because the computer has detected a fault and turned it on.
There are pages and pages of causes for a check engine light. You need to have it checked for codes with a scanner to know what to diagnose. After the repair you can clear the code with a scanner.
check the bulb again, are BOTH filaments good
You need a scan tool to read fault codes.
If you are referring to the Check Engine Light, then there is a problem with the emissions system. Have it looked at by a professional with the tools and knowledge to diagnose the problem.
Could be the timing belt! You can take it to almost any parts store (Autozone, etc.) and they will test the check engine light for free. Don't just ignore it!
disconnect the battery or take it to autozone If you do not have the cause of the light fixed, it will come back on.
The Check Engine light comes on when the ECU detects a problem with the emissions system. Seek professional help.
The computer has detected a malfunction. Sugest that you have it checked for codes. Could be anything from a cracked vacuum hose up to an internal engine problem.
If the check engine light is flashing as you are driving it means you are about to destroy the catalytic converter(s). Stop the engine and get it to a garage.
Check engine oil when you have just finished driving. Check Transmission fluid when the car is running and the transmission in in N (manual) or P (automatic).
Check your Transmission Fluid. If it's automatic, it could simply be low.
engine stalls sometimes driving
Take it to auto zone, they have a machine thru plug into the computer of the car and it will tell them why its on
Problem with the transmission. You need to have the transmission computer checked for codes to know a possible cause.