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An acronym for "Check Engine Light"

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Opel astra H 1.6 16v 2006 battery and check engine light

I have an Astra H 2006 1.6 16V, and battery light and "check engine light" came on so I took it to the mechanic (in Sweden). They said it was an alternator problem (which I also thought to be the ...
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Lexus gs300 no throttle response

I have a 2005 Lexus gs300. Today while driving the car, it started to drop rpms while in drive.. as I drove further I was not able to get a response from pressing the gas pedal. The car can roll on it'...
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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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rumbling of the engine during acceleration after a rainy day

After it rained all day, my 2003 Ford Escape seemed to rumble a bit, and the check engine light came on. When I was at a stop light, the check engine light went off, but when I accelerated the check ...
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06 Toyota Avalon Sensor positions

Looking for help diagnoising a couple issues with my Avalon. I have some codes coming up, bad crankshaft sensor and bad camshaft sensor. I also have the cel, vsc, and trac light on. I tried replacing ...
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Temporary CEL when going uphill in overdrive at highway speed

I took a very long trip yesterday with a 1990 celica (4afe 1.6L 5spd) which I have owned for a few years. I guess the roads were more hilly than I could feel usually, because in overdrive going 60mph ...
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Meaning of dashboard “Check Engine Light” on motorbike

Please help me understand the meaning of this dashboard light shown in the picture. ABOUT BIKE SPECIFICATION What happen if it blinks RED ?
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Unexplained Low LTFT on my Mazda cx7 2.3 turbocharged

So, it started when i got CEL with code p0172: system too rich bank1. I took the car to the mazda dealer, they said you need to replace MAF sensor. I agreed and got the new sensor installed. Now CEL ...
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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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How do I resolve error code P1135 in my Toyota Camry?

I recently replaced the downstream O2 sensor in my Toyota Camry. Shortly thereafter, the check engine like came on again providing the following codes: P1135 which I understand to be the upstream ...
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'00 Volvo S40 Idle surging

The idle surges when in neutral and park, but there is no noticeable surge in gear or reverse. The car has an automatic transmission, if that makes a difference. I have to this point replaced the ...
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08 chevy suburban 1500 passenger airbag light is on and said it is disabled

I hav e a 2008 chevy suburban 1500 . The passenger airbag light is on and said is disabled, i have notice a wire like a usb connector cable that is hanging out of the glove compartment but i can not ...
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Engine light turn off sometimes and sometimes stays on

When I turn on the ignition of car, it shows the light of oil, battery and engine. Sometimes it tun off and sometimes stay on. When it turn off the car starts easily. when engine light stays on, car ...
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Check engine light on at 140km/h

I just bought an used Alfa Romeo 147 1.6TS 120cp. At high speed like 140km/h the car doesn't go more fast and the engine light is showing. After some short time the check engine is no more there. I ...
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Check engine light error

My 06 Buick LaCrosse 3.8L has a check engine light that says that the MAP has a low voltage, so I checked the air filter. It was clean, then I changed out the MAP and the check engine light went off ...
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Star Smog Checks

I have an MR2 Spyder with 80,000 miles on it runs great but the check engine light is on and the smog technician stated that even if I reset the check engine light it would still not pass smog no ...
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Ford Fusion Check Engine Codes

On Saturday the check engine light came on. This is a 2009 Ford Fusion. My daughter had just gotten gas so I figured it was gas cap related and did not panic. On Monday we had it checked at a car ...
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2005 Mazda 3 2.3L rough idle

My 2005 Mazda 3, 128,300 miles and manual transmission, has been running well for quite a while but a couple of weeks ago it started idling rough/low once warmed up and even stalled a few times when I ...
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Emissions check engine light on a Honda Civic

Would a dirty air filter trigger a check engine light "Check Emission System". It is intermittent and seems to come on while driving on the highway when the ambient temp is below 0 C. Any ideas or ...
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Misfiring and loss of brake power

i have a 2004 VW Golf 4 which misfire and brake loss of power. i have bunch of codes which i don't know how to go forward. the codes are; 18321, 18034, 18020, 18014, 17839, 17924, 16725, 17580, 17952. ...
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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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How do I reset my check engine light in my Kawasaki Z125?

How do I reset my check engine light on my 2017 Kawasaki Z125
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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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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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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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How to fix P1167 in a 2001 Honda Accord, with a F23A4 engine

I used to have both P1166 and P1167 error codes on my 2001 Honda Accord (F23A4 engine). I fixed the P1166 by replacing the O2 sensor. For about a day, everything looked wonderful (i.e. no check ...
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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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Will oil consumption decrease well before a check engine light tells you you have a problem?

I had a check engine light come on due to a o2 sensors which were giving a slow response but this was actually caused by a leaking flexi pipe which had been there for some time. This case can lead to ...
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My mustang doesn’t accelerate. 120000 miles

My car turns on just fine. After a while driving it. The car loses power and it doesn’t want to even hit 10 mph. My check engine light is on, but the machine tells me it’s the oxygen sensors. Can ...
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2009 Camry I4 Intermittent Random Indicator Lights, Car Shutting Off

Two days ago I had the cruise control indicator come on randomly while driving. (I wrote it off to me accidentally pressing the button at the time). Yesterday evening the car idled rough on start ...
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P0442: Faulty EVAP System

After seeing my CEL come on in my '05 Mazda 3 (just passed 100K mi.), I used my code reader to find out that the code was P0442. So I naturally came to this website to see what I could find on the ...
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2012 Mini Roadster S R59 P15DF code

wondering what else I can do to diagnose this. Here's some background and what I did so far: 2 weeks ago I replaced the throttle body. To be able to access it, I had to remove the intake manifold and ...
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Altima 2006 2.5 S Code P0462 = Fuel Level Sensor A Circuit, Low Input Fuel Gauge Is Inop

My fuel gauge does show a full tank when filled, however as fuel is used the gauge will not read accurately. I'm getting the fault code - P0462 Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Low Input Which is setting ...
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Hyundai accent 2012 check engine light

my accent 2012 check engine light flashing until car warmed up in the morning, then it's turned off after 2 minutes, I have changed the spark plugs and ignition coils, but still have the issue, also ...
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Check engine light won't stay off

I've attempted to get my check engine light fixed a couple times and at each repair facility they've scanned the code and told me it was a bad oxygen sensor. I had the oxygen sensor replaced at both ...
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CEL 12, 21, and 55 on '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee

So, I've pulled the codes from my car based on the helpful information provided here: Check Engine Light on '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee Now, I need just a little help understanding what the codes ...
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CEL after cleaning throttle body and replacing PCV valve - false negative?

Today I performed the following maintenance on my 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i wagon: Replace air filter Clean throttle body Replace PCV valve Replace all PCV pipes Replace throttle body gasket The PCV ...
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Can low oil trigger the CEL?

I have a 2007 Chevrolet Impala V6 Flex-Fuel. Recently, the Check Engine Light came on. I decided to drive the car with the light on for a few days as my engine code reader was packed away. About four ...
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Broken catalytic converter 7 engine damage

I have a 2017 vehicle that after 2,500 miles had the check engine light go on and went into limp mode. After 3 times in 2 different dealerships, it was diagnosed with a broken catalytic converter. I ...
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Key cycling to determine cause of check engine light

The check engine light is on in my 1989 Ford E250 Econoline van. I heard from a mechanic (who changed my oil) that there's a "key cycling" process that will cause the light to flash in a certain ...
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Check engine light just a glitch?

So I recently asked this question as I was getting the check engine light. Is obd code P0133 anything to worry about? Was investigating doing it myself and changing the o2 sensor didn't seem like a ...
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Evap code continues to warn after replacing the gas cap

Replacing the gas cap as suggested here worked for about a week. But now the check engine light (evap code) continues to re-appear. This is about the third time in three months the check engine light ...
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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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Mysterious Check Engine Light but no codes

On a recent business trip where I was, unfortunately, driving my wife's 2006 Toyota Camry, the Check Engine Light (CEL) came on after about 90 minutes of driving. I had no tools with me, but stopped ...
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2004 Buick Lesabre

I have a 2004 Buick Lesabre. The check engine light came on so I had the code read. It was P0442. The gas cap was just sitting there so I tightened it. This has been a couple of weeks ago and the ...
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350z limp mode and low oil

My 350z went into limp mode while I was highway driving, and the check engine light came on. I noticed that the oil was nearly nonexistent, and added oil. The car still wouldn't get out of limp mode. ...
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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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Car goes into limp mode, but dealer can't find what is wrong

My 2009 Mustang GT, 44,000 miles, Manual transmission, sometimes goes into limp mode and the wrench light comes on. If I restart the car, it works again for a day or two until it happens again. Today ...
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Developing an OBD2 application - Engine Warning Lights

I am currently developing an application which retrieves diagnostic trouble codes from my car's OBD system and display any DTCs in a list. However, as my car has no trouble codes I am unable to test ...
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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 ...