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An acronym for "Check Engine Light" warning light on a vehicle's dashboard.

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Can a check engine light be connected to power steering? (Hyundai Getz 1.1 Gsi 2007)

THE HISTORY 1.Intermittent CEL light seemingly triggered by roundabouts and/or wet weather 2. Mechanics could not reproduce 3. Codes PO300 and Po303 4. Could feel the misfires INTERIM EVENT Heard ...
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2005 PT Cruiser Turbo check engine light

My check engine light has been on. I had it checked by my mechanic and was told no codes showed up. This morning the check engine light started blinking.
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Check Engine light soon after starting car

I started my car this morning from the outside by leaning in through the window and turning it on, to let it heat up. About 20 seconds after, I heard my engine change in sound, similar to how it ...
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Check engine light mysteriously turned off

I had a check engine light indicator turned ON this morning. I took it to AutoZone to get the code for the CEL and got a cylinder misfire on two of my cylinders. When I started my car back up the CEL ...
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My 2011 Equinox LT

Early today I had a message that my gas cap was loose. I was going try tighten it when I stopped, but forgot. Later my engine light came on after I ran my car through car wash. I remembered about ...
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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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Can a slipping/dry serpentine cause every cylinder to misfire?

My Toyota Matrix is slightly overdue for the precautionary replacement of the serpentine belt. The belt produced not the slightest noise, and so I continued to use it. Today the temperature dropped ...
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Temporary power loss on 2006 Smart ForFour

This morning (sunny weather, ~8 °C) I parked my Smart ForFour 1.1 (first generation, made in 2007, ~43000 km), left it there for ~20 minutes, then, when I started it again, it had the "motor check" ...
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2011 Chevy Malibu ltz gas intake issues with check engine light

The Check Engine Light came on and diagnosis came back. It has to do with the gas tank intake, it does not want to take gas when refilling the tank. It takes some then quits. It take 30 minutes or ...
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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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Check Engine Light

2013 Mazda CX5 roughly 64,700 miles on it. Check engine light came on today, took to Auto-Zone to get error code, as well as local dealership and they said that there was no error code? The light ...
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CEL comes on when using fuel with ethanol

I have 3 Ford vehicles: a 2001 Taurus, a 2006 Taurus, and a 2008 Explorer. All of them have V6 engines. The check engine light for all 3 comes on at times. If I use gasoline without ethanol, the CEL ...
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2001 Ford Explorer High Idle

My '01 Ford Explorer idles at 2300 RPM in Park. When I switch to Drive, it goes down to 1600 RPM. The Check Engine Light is on with code P1506. I have replaced the MAF, IAC, sparkplugs, sparkplug ...
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How to Fix Check Engine Light (OBDII code: P0172)

I just saw the check engine light come on on my 2004 VW Passat B5.5 and did a bit of research. Some people said that it would be a faulty oxygen sensor. I was about to order one, but then I read this (...
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Car jerking over 2500 RPM

I have a 2006 Chrysler PT cruiser. Sometimes my check engine light comes on and when it does my car starts to jerk if you go past 2500 RPM. And then out of nowhere it stops doing it and the check ...
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Hyundai Tucson dash lights

Today, I was in a rental vehicle (Tucson, fairly new model) and noticed this which I hadn't in any vehicles before: Inserting the key and turning it (without starting the engine, but just before) ...
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90 Subaru Legacy - Pull Codes

I have a 10/89 Subaru Legacy I am working on. OBDI most likely, but trying to figure out how to get the check engine light to blink and do its thing. We've pulled the panel under the steering column ...
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why the check engine light on 75 mph speed?

My car is Toyota Corolla 2011. CEL lights at 75 mph. I pulled code p02757. There no other thing wrong. The car is running satisfactory, this check lamp is the only trouble.
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EMS light and lack of power

I have a Volvo s40 1.6D. I left engine running on idle for 20mins or longer, then drove off. At this point the car lacked acceleration but still able to run at 70mph and idle as smooth as normal. EMS ...
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Difference between black and blue eml327 diagnostic tool

I've recently bought an Alfa Romeo 147 1.6TS 2001 105hp(77kw), and the previous owner had an instrument, or gauge, or mileage table replaced along with electrical window and mirror button table on ...
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06 Solstice - weird hesitation / bogging under heavy throttle

I wonder what percentage of the questions here are from me about this car... When I try to accelerate with more than about 60-75% throttle at lower RPM (say, under 3k or so), the car starts to ...
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Can mixing octanes cause the check engine light to come on?

A Nissan Versa (2008 or '09) driver in the USA, running on 87-octane usually, decided to fill up from almost-empty on 89-octane based on advise that it helps clean the engine. They returned to highway ...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cheerokee Laredo hesitate/jerking + multiple CEL codes

I have a 2002 Jeep Grand Cheerokee Laredo 4.0. I don't know much about cars, and recently had bought this Jeep off of a private owner that had said it had no problems but now after owning it for 2 1/2 ...
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Does a CEL always result in an OBDII DTC?

Will any error which causes the check engine light to go on show up as a DTC during a regular OBDII scan? This is obviously only in relation to OBDII compliant vehicles. EDIT July 26th, 2016 So I ...
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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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1996 Toyota Avalon How to remove a dashboard?

So I came to America for two months and quickly realised that everyone drives. So, since I hadn't budgeted for a car I bought a cheap 1996 Toyota Avalon. Trouble is, my naivety led me to buy a car ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Check engine light 2005 Toyota Corolla [closed]

I have a Toyota Corolla. The check engine light came on and the car does not accelerate. It starts, but it won't go faster than 5 mph.
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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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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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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 System ...
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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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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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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 ...