Re: [DMCForum] [OT] need to read check engine codes
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Re: [DMCForum] [OT] need to read check engine codes



That's a very good point farrar. In the gas cap is loose and the tank can't
build up any pressure it will kick the light on.  I hate pressure in the
fuel system, a friend of mine ran something over in her jimmy, typical
female driver, and the tank actually ruptured all the way across. I guess it
was a combination of crap material, pressure, and poor design. The tow truck
driver said he has seen that a couple times on burnt trucks.


Andrei



----- Original Message -----
From: "Farrar Russell Carroll Hudkins" <fhudkins@xxxxxxx>
To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 3:59 PM
Subject: RE: [DMCForum] [OT] need to read check engine codes


> Another thought:
>
> Have you checked the fuses? Sometimes a blown fuse will cause the
> "check engine" light to come on in modern cars. If you replace the
> fuse the light will turn off again after a few run cycles.
>
> Actually, a lot of other dumb stuff could do the same. Other things
> I'd check before spending any money on a code reader (big ripoff IMHO)
> would be oxygen sensors, gas cap, compression, plug gap, fuel
> injectors, EGR, aw hell in these new cars "Check Engine" could mean
> anything from "You Have A Blown Head Gasket" to "Your Wife Farted In
> The Back Seat". You know to check all of those things anyway.
>
> If it's running OK, I'd leave it be and see if it turns off after a
> few days.
>
> I hate modern cars. Grrrrrrr! I need more coffee!
>
> Farrar
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Farrar Russell Carroll Hudkins
> Sent: Wed 1/28/2004 2:42 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: [DMCForum] [OT] need to read check engine codes
>
>
>
> Do you have your owners manual or a Chilton's manual handy?
> One of the
> two, I can't remember which, told me a procedure to go through
> to read
> the codes from my Plymouth. But it wasn't untuitive ... it was
> something like, turn the key, put in X gear, rev to 3500rpm,
> shift to
> something else, turn key back, and then you had to read the
> number of
> times a dash light flashed in a two-digit code separated by a
> pause of
> one second. Or something.
>
> But the good thing is, I didn't have to have a code reader. :)
>
> I'd check the Chilton's manual just in case. It's cheaper than
> the
> code reader anyhow.
>
> Farrar
>
>         -----Original Message-----
>         From: Walter Coe [mailto:Whalt@xxxxxxx]
>         Sent: Wed 1/28/2004 12:52 PM
>         To: DMCForum
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>         Subject: [DMCForum] [OT] need to read check engine
> codes
>
>
>
>         I have a '98 Mercury with the check engine light
> coming on.
>         Does anyone have any recommendations for a device that
> can
>         read what the codes are?  I also want something that
> works
>         on GM's and other makes.  Last time I just took it to
> the
>         dealer, and that cost way too much for what they did.
>
>         Walt
>
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