An acronym for "Check Engine Light"

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'Check Engine' code P0171 System Too Lean - Is it safe to drive?

My 2003 Toyota Corolla's Check Engine Light came on. I read the codes using an OBD code reader and got P0171 - System Too Lean (Bank 1) and P0133 - 02 Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1, Sensor 1). The ...
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What does the Check Engine Light on 2000 Camry at 180,781 miles mean?

The check engine light just came on in my 2000 Camry. It has 180,781 miles, and the 180k mark is the recommended timing belt replacement mark. I've checked the tightness on the gas cap, and I'm ...
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Check Engine Light on '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee

How do I get Check Engine Light codes (OBD-I) from a '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and where can I look them up?
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Where exactly is the Check Engine Light connector on a 1997 Honda Honda Civic?

The check engine light on my 1997 Honda Civic lit up. I came across a method for troubleshooting (http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1901557) but I'm having trouble finding the connector. Can ...
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Sharp cornering is turning my Service light on for a second

Citroen C4 2005, Petrol Very rarely I happen to turn without braking properly and my forward momentum is quite high. In these situations I can feel the strain on my front wheels being very high. What ...
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Overwhelming the Eng. management system, is there specific course of action to recover faster

Citroen C4 2005, Petrol, UK Yesterday I managed to overwhelm my car (for the second time I've been having it, first time was about half an year go). What happened was I was at a rather busy stop ...
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What computer does a Toyota Corolla use?

I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla. I took it to AutoZone because my check engine light was on, and they plugged in some electronic thing that read the problems. What computer / electronic system is keeping ...
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Does it make the most sense to replace an old car's entire exhaust system all at once?

Back story: The Check Engine light came on in my 2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS Sedan (V6 3.5L). I took the car to a mechanic #1 (M1), an independent shop. They replaced the EGR valve. A day later, the ...
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what would cause the no.1 sparkplug to foul out 10 minutes after replacing it on a 1997 Buick 3.8 v-6 engine

About 6 months ago, I had some preventative maintenance done on my car that included oil change, plugs and wires. Within a week of running out of gas my car began "stumble" and idle rough. I ran ...
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2000 Honda Accord O2 Heater error

After replacing the O2 sensor due to fault codes 1166 and 1167, I still get 1167-Heater circuit error. I check resistance through O2 sensor heat, about 17 Ohms. Plug has 14 volts feeding heater. I ...
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2001 civic won't accelerate when pressing gas petal..?

For the past few days my check engine light has been on. Whenever I try to accelerate, the car will not go very fast at all, no matter how hard I press it, all the way down, halfway, doesn't matter. ...
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Does P0420 on a Vibe result from a pre- or a post- O2 sensor?

My CEL is on and the code reads P0420 on a 2003 Vibe. There are apparently three options: Pre-cat O2 sensor Post-cat O2 sensor CAT model 51274 This is most likely beyond my mechanical abilities (...
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No Acceleration, loss of power, backfiring, CEL, stalling

91 Caprice - l am having problems on acceleration, loss of power, backfiring, check engine light, stalling. Had to repair shop three times and they have not fixed it. Is there a scanner that can ...
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What CAN'T the check engine light tell you?

Usually when something goes wrong with my vehicle the check engine light comes on. I had an issue recently where the check engine light did not turn on, but the vehicle ceased functioning. I read the ...
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Does a full fuel tank speed up the CEL turning off after changing the fuel cap?

Consider this scenario: The CEL (check-engine light) is on. The fuel cap is subsequently replaced. The fuel tank is half full. I am wondering: Is it advantageous to fill the tank to the top to ...
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2005 Dodge Ram: Easy way to diagnose code P0420?

My truck is reporting a code P0420, which apparently is "Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)" which can either be the catalytic converter or the rear O2 sensor. The code came on at ...
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Why would a new gas cap cause the “check engine” light to shut off?

This happened to a friend of mine: The "check engine" light came on in his truck (Toyota). He replaced the gas cap and the light shut off. Then I also had a "check engine" light come on in my 1994 ...
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Check Engine code P0420 Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1

After months of normal driving with no problems, my 2003 Honda Civic EX check engine light came on during a long trip. Got it scanned and it's P0420: Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1. They ...
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My BMW 325xi smells like gas

It is difficult to start my BMW it runs rough and smells like raw gas from the exhaust pipe. My check engine light is on. What could be the problem? I just had the engine replaced I am over 8,000 ...
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What are good features to look for in an OBD-II reader

I recently took my car in for the engine light. It turned out to be a minor problem (crack in gas cap let water in). It would be nice to have a low-cost OBD-II reader to be able to find out for ...
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peugeot 207 cc depollution system faulty when roof down

My wife's peugeot 207 cc is showing "depollution system faulty" and the engine management light comes on but this only when the roof down, also seems to be missing on a cylinder ???? I also borrowed ...
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How serious is the Engine System Service Required message on a Volvo V50 2007?

I got a 2007 Volvo V50 last week and the "Engine System Service Required" message has appeared. how serious is that message and can only a Volvo garage do the diagnostics? It has done 41000 miles. I ...
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Volkswagen Jetta EPC light [duplicate]

Volkswagen Jetta. The EPC light came on today. What does this indicate? How do I fix it? The check engine light is also on.
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Why is my Chevy 2008 Cobalt not acting as though it's getting enough fuel and reading “cylinder 4 misfire?”

I have a Chevrolet 2008 Cobalt (LS) that I've had for about 7 years. No sooner do I have this thing payed off, when it starts giving me the following problem (I've never had any trouble with it ...
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check engine light 2006 kia sedona

I had the oil changed on my Kia Sedona 2006 about 8 weeks ago . After I left the repair shop the check engine light came on. They rest it but it came back on. I tried to DEQ my Sedona and it would not ...
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Why does the Check Engine code for emissions failure disable traction control and cruise?

I have a 2010 Forester with nearly 100k miles, and it just started giving the "emissions" check engine code (P0420, Catalytic Converter Efficiency Below Threshold). When that code is tripped in the ...
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2000 Mercury Marquis Check Engine Light Issue

I have a 2000 Mercury Marquis. When the temps were -20+ I went out and started the car often letting it run at 20 minute intervals. On the last day of the cold spell the check engine light stayed on. ...
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revving sounds and the engine cut

I have a 2002 Subaru Forester. My engine light came on a couple of days ago and I was planning on bringing my car in to have it checked out. This evening as I was driving I felt like the car would ...
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What possible causes for the “check engine” light can I check for myself?

The "Service Engine Soon" light came on yesterday and isn't going away on its own. The car drives fine, no weird noises, smells, or other symptoms. The manual is not very helpful, just directing me to ...
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Does waiting until the gas cap become faulty cause any damage?

The description for a fuel tank cap says: You can prevent unnecessary service costs by replacing the gas cap on modern vehicles before they go bad and the check engine light appears. Is this ...
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95 Honda civic ex, OBD port not giving check engine light codes

On my 95 Honda civic ex, the check engine light has been on for a while, so I wanted to check what for. I looked up where to find the OBD port, and found it under the glovebox. It looked somewhat like ...
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99 honda civic motor issues

I have a 99 honda civic. The engine started knocking while my boyfriend was driving it. He said it had just started. It was low on oil so i figured it was just overheating. However that didnt fix the ...
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Honda Civic 2000 DX, Check Engine Light Becomes On but Does Not Give OBD Code

On my Honda Civic DX 2000, the Check Engine Light (CEL) has been on for a while, so I brought the car to AutoZone to have the OBD code read, but I was told that no code is stored in the computer. ...
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How do I pull error codes from my Kawasaki motorcycle?

I have an FI light on my Kawasaki motorcycle that is 2002 or newer. How do I get the error codes so I can troubleshoot it?
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2004 Jetta - Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect

My check engine light came on and I took it to the parts store to get the computer read. The error that came up is Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect. and the probable causes listed were: ...
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Check engine light 2005 Toyota Camry

I am getting a P1135 code on my 2005 Toyota Camry.I have replaced the A/F sensor first with a Bosch then with a Denso. I am still getting the same trouble code almost immediately after starting the ...
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OBDII Codes P0304 and P0430

On a 2005 Lexus RX330: P0304 Cylinder #4 misfire. What is the cause and is it a big job to fix? P0430 Catalyst system efficiency below threshold - Bank 2. Is this a big job? Is it OK to run the ...
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OBD-II reader has power but shows nothing

My check engine light is on, the car ran out of battery and after jumping it, it is running kind of poorly, idling rough, etc. I plugged in the OBD-II scanner/reader, and it "has power" (green ...
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2000 Camry P0446 Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction

I have a 2000 Camry with 86,000 mi the check-engine light came on 4 days ago. It has come on intermittently in the past and then shut off itself. This time it hasn't gone away. A Code reader shows ...
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check engine light 2005 Toyota Corolla [closed]

i have a Toyota corolla. the check engine light went on and the car does not accelerate. it turns on, but it doesn't go faster than 5 mph.
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2002 Honda CRV Suddenly Throwing Multiple Codes and then a Dead Battery

Last night the CEL came on, and I got the codes read on the way home. P0122: Throttle Position sensor "A" circuit low voltage P0139: Secondary HO2S12 (heated oxygen sensor - bank 1 sensor 2) circuit ...
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What does error code: POO13 mean?

My vehicle: Saturn VUE 2008, 2WD 4Cylider. Checking light is steady on. Read code at auto zone store, POO13. The mileage is only 45K. I have no idea. Thanks for advice.
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Read error codes without scanner on Pontiac G6

I've read certain vehicles may begin flashing their check engine light if one bridges the diagnostic plug correctly with some wire before starting the vehicle. How does one do this for a Pontiac G6? I'...
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Does the checkengine light clear itself on it's own or require manual clearning?

I was discussing the behavior a car's check-engine light. When a check-engine light comes on, can the check-engine light turn off on it's own or does the check-engine light always require manually ...
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Intermittent CEL, several codes

06 Solstice. Again. I have an intermittent check engine light. I hooked up the laptop to the car this morning and found: 0171 - System Too Lean (Bank 1) (Immature) P0507 - Idle Air Control ...
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Truck won't crank; no sound from starter relays

I have a 1997 Expedition, which badly needed a tune up: the motor was shaking. I changed the plugs, which stopped the shaking; two days later the truck won't start. The battery is hot and the lights ...
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SAAB 9-5 wagon throws P1549 Code (Boost control valve)

I called an ASE-certified mechanic. He charged some $60 for the visit and $60 diagnosis and really he didn't quite spot on anything. Left me where I was - work-wise , diagnosis-wise and knowledge-...
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Maruti Suzuki Swift Check Engine Light On And Engine Coolant Temperature Needle stay at 'C'

My Swift VXI has developed a condition. I have started to see the check-engine light on and the Engine Coolant Temperature Needle stays at 'C' after starting the engine. Engine gives a growling sound. ...
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Codes like P0171, P0101

My 2001 Nissan Sentra shows a P0171 and P0101 code. I tried to clean the sensor and the part after that (I don't know the name) and it's still showing the engine light. The sensor seems like new to ...
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My car is running very poorly when I start my 1994 Buick Century

My car is running very poorly when I start my 1994 Buick Century for the first time every day. It will stall out especially at a stop, but starts right back up and it stutters. Plus, the service ...