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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why does the check engine light have a pulley on top?

We've all seen the check engine light. It's not an entirely bad representation of an engine -- You have the accessory pulley on the left hand side, and something on the right, perhaps a connection to ...
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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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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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Will a universal catalytic converter set off the check engine light on an Infiniti G35?

I have a 2004 Infiniti G35 and the bank 2 catalytic converter has triggered the check engine light. If I replace it with a universal Magnaflow catalytic converter (approximately $100) will the check ...
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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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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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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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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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Diagnostic connector broken; wires corroded and pulled out of the housing

1990 f150, XLT Lariat. Has been having idling issues, and the check engine light flicked on. I went to try and pull codes off, and realized that the wires inside the diagnostic connector had corroded. ...
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1998 saab 900 2.0turbo automatic

I was wondering if anyone had any clues of what could possibly be the problem with my car. It's a Saab 1998 900 with 2.0turbo I've had my engine code checked about 4 times by 4 different people. All ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Bolt SITTING in car after Head Gasket repair?? 2005 honda civic won't go above 4,000 rpm

2005 Honda Civic won't go above 4,000 RPM--CEL throwing P2646 ('A' Rocker Arm Actuator System Performance / Stuck Off Bank 1) Just got my head gasket replaced, but then CEL came on so I took back to ...
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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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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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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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Engine Revving/Misfiring - Formerly Running Lean - No Trouble Codes Now

For a few months now my 1999 Toyota Avalon XLS (California model - this apparently affects the emissions specs - I'm in NY however) with around 105k miles has been giving me these totally random ...
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How can I test my EGR?

My check engine light has come on a couple of times, and each time the code was P0300 Random Misfire detected. According to this site, one cause could be a bad EGR. Another symptom of a bad EGR is ...
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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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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 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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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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2004 Buick LeSabre sputters in wet weather only when accelerating

My 2004 Buick LeSabre recently started behaving strangely. At first I thought I had filled up with some "bad gas." I used Heat to treat and after a week or so it seemingly started to work fine. Then ...
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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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P2646 after Head Gasket Replacement…WRONG or NO OIL?

I just had my head gasket replaced on my 05 civic... Driving city speeds felt fine, but I did notice a little bit of rattling, which I thought was just a new sound she would make due to the engine ...
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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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EVAP System or faulty CEL?

I drive a 4 cylinder 2001 Honda Accord LX and recently my check engine light turned on. The code was for the EVAP system, but I was wary of having it repaired immediately. I see 3 problems with a ...
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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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Astra dashboard warning engine light on. Can I check fuses randomly?

My Car Vauxhall Astra Club Twinport, Maual, Petrol, 1598cc, 56 plate is currently showing constant engine light, which means there is some fault, but the car works fine. Using the petal test I got ...
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What should a mechanic charge for a breather valve replacement? [closed]

I just got an estimate for a CEL on my 2007 Jetta. The diagnosis was: valve cover with seal. Breather valve in valve cove has failed. Is this a serious issue that I should get fixed now? They ...
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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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Should I Replace my Thermostat? If yes, how?

Earlier this year, I had my CEL come on on my '05 Mazda 3 due to P0128 (asked about here). I cleared the code, and it never came back. Six months later, I have the code P0126 come up and now I'm ...
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2002 Ford Focus CEL blinked for a minute and then turned off

I have a 2002 Ford Focus with around 100k miles on it. I just brought it back from the mechanic for a fuel pump replacement. As this question shows. Anyway I was driving around going uphill when I ...
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2004 ford crown victoria - Fuel Cap pressure

My check engine light came on yesterday. with that another little light that says "check fuel cap" also lights up but only stays on for about a second or two. I have never noticed this before so ...
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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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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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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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E46 Check engine light on at high altitude

In my E46 BMW, the yellow check engine light always turns on when visiting Lake Tahoe (altitude ranging from 6000-8000 feet). It usually turns off if I've been there for a couple days. After many ...
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Subaru Outback 1998 high idle rpms and CEL P0507

My wife's 1998 Subaru Outback threw a check engine light the other day, and when I read the code, P0507, it corresponded to a problem I'd noticed for a while: high idle rpms. The problem is most ...