Typically that means that the computer has detected a condition that needs to be corrected, although the condition typically isn't time critical when THAT light comes on. You can usually wait a couple days, until you can make an appointment with your mechanic or auto dealer. But take care of the problem soon, since it will affect the way the vehicle performs. The "check engine soon" light, is telling you that the computer has detected a signal from one or more of a number of sensors located on the engine or transmission that is not normal. Most times this does not cause a drivability problem, however you should have it checked by a service center as soon as possible, as the problem could cause extensive problems if left unattended, also poor milage.
All fluids should be checked when you purchase fuel. All fluids except for the transmission fluid should be checked with the engine off and at operating temperature. The transmission fluid should be checked the engine running and the transmission in PARK if automatic or NEUTRAL if manual.
It could if you are running it in very cold or very hot weather. In the winter, the engine has to warm the fluids and since the fluids are cold and thick, it takes more engine force to move them. In the summer, they are too thin so the engine isn't fighting the viscosity of the fluids. It's always best to make sure antifreeze/coolant is full. Always check them when the engine is hot. NEVER check Radiator HOT!
Possible, but not likely. The check engine light is mainly for emission failures not fluid levels. Have it checked for codes to know the cause.
Your check engine light will not come on because your coolant needs to be changed. The only way to be totally sure why it is on you should get it checked with a computer at a dealer or service station. The check engine light may come on if it is over heating because there is no coolant in it but not if it just has to be changed.
Check the engine coolant... Is it full? yes coolant level is full
Check Engine ... self explanatory ... check the engine. Check fluids, air filter, water in the coolant system, oxygen sensor, bad spark plugs, electrical problems, loose nut behind the steering wheel - could be any number of things ... check everything in the engine area.
If there is a cap on the radiator you can check to see if the radiator is full , and if it isn't , " top up " the engine coolant . Otherwise , you check the engine coolant level at the engine coolant reservoir when the engine is cold and maintain the level at the cold mark
Check coolant leaks with a visual inspection. Clean the engine, then see where the coolant reappears. Look under the water pump. Check engine oil to see if coolant is leaking into the oil.
The coolant level in a Northstar is checked by taking the top off the surge tank when the engine is cold. The coolant should be about 1 to 2 inches down. If you can dip a finger in and get it wet, you're fine.
The coolant level is low.The coolant level is low.
Check your water pump. Does the car overheat?
Well........... It dedends?
That means the engine is running HOT. Need to check the coolant level and check for coolant leaks.
Down on what? Engine oil, check the dipstick. Coolant, check the reservoir.
Look on the side of the coolant overflow bottle. There should be a low mark for the coolant for a cool engine, and one for a hot engine.
Check the radiator for full coolant. Check the engines water pump and thermostat, as the engine coolant carries heat from the engine into the heater core.
The check engine light comes on when the engine computer detects a malfunction and sets a trouble code.You need to have the system checked for codes with a scan tool to know possible causes.The check engine light comes on when the engine computer detects a malfunction and sets a trouble code.You need to have the system checked for codes with a scan tool to know possible causes.
How can I check the ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE (ECT) sensor on my 1991 HONDA PRELUDE SI 2.1L
check/replace the engine coolant level sensor located in the engine coolant overflow reservior (located at the rear of the engine compartment pass. side)
If your asking this question its probably a good idea that you bring it into the shop to have the levels checked. DO NOT try to check your own coolant when the engine is still hot, this will send coolant bursting into the air. This is if you have any lol. Check your cars temperature gauge while your drive, if its starts getting warmer than normal then you need a cooland change.
Make sure you have engine coolant. If the engine isn't getting enough coolant, it will overheat, stall and possibly destroy the engine. One symptom is that no coolant is circulated into the heater. Also check the crank sensor, but check coolant first...then the crank sensor.
If the white smoke has a sweet smell to it it could be engine coolant due to a bad head gasket and/or a cracked head. Check the level of coolant in the reservoir and/or the radiator when engine is cool. If it is low or you're always topping it off to the full line you have located the problem.
Blown head gasket will do it check your coolant for oil in it and your engine oil for coolant it it...
Get the Engine Checked Don't waste your money getting your engine checked. Just disconnect your negative side of your battery for 10 seconds. Reconnect it and your done, no more check engine light.
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.