Jun 20, 2012 most any sensor going bad can cause the check engine light to come on,try disconnecting the posative battery cable for 15 seconds ,then put it back on,will reset the codes, or take it to auto zone,they will test your computer for codes at no charge to you. I didn't hook something up to the the truck's computer because I don't have that piece of equipment anymore. Let me give you an example: If you have a clogged fuel filter; you will have low fuel pressure which will make the engine run lean. I'm ready to take it into my mechanic, as the light remains on after 50 miles. Hope that helps There are multiple issues that can trigger the check engine lightin a Chevy S-10. Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.
Thanks again for the info and the rapid response!! Could be as simple as a loose gascap. Since you have an older domestic car. . Sensor 3 is the 3rd sensor on exhaust pipe bank 1 side. The best way is to take your vehicle to a repair shop, dealer or some auto parts Auto Zone for one and have them plug in their scan tool, … pull any codes, then clear them. Took it to Jiffy Lube for an oil change, and they came in and told me that the connector to the light was loose. Not all cars have four O2 sensors, some cars have 3, some could have 6.
If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your G20 diagnosed by a professional automotive technician. And what sensor that is causing this. Install a fused jumper from terminal C to terminal D of the brake switch connector. Usually the sensor is faulty, but the heater circuit would need to be checked to be sure. Service required has to do with oil changes. On most cars the service engine soon light is the check engine light. The light remains off for a brief time, then comes on again to stay.
You can do this yourself if you can get the right equipment to connect to the computer. There are also some minor codes that can sometimes trip a computer and be solved by resetting the code. Turn the ignition to run one position before starting engine. I thought that maybe my gas cap wasn't on tight enough, even though it was. ?? Prior to this there were so many different and poor troubleshooting data from a check engine light problem that resolving the problem was much more difficult. Ignoring this problem will mean that a the vehicle will not pass the next smog inspect … ion, if you live in a state like California, and b you will likely get reduced gas mileage and possibly performance.
Count how many times the C1500's check engine light flashes and observe how long the flashes last. Pull the codes from the computer, match the code to the troubleshooting procedure, follow the procedure to find the source. Thanks to the company I used to work for shutting down the plant I used to work for I'm now going to school and have two kids and a wife to support, this is the last thing I need in my life! In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. It's most likely that it's the O2 sensor behind the catalytic converter. Select Brake Switch on the scan tool.
Mine has been on for 3. If you fix a problem and drive the car through a drive cycle that sets the monitor or self test the light will go off as it passes that criteria that triggered it in the first place. Tho code should be a letter P followed by 4 numbers. If the light flashes 2 times the system is reset. The light came back on again.
There is a failure within the controls of … your motor. I was hoping it would come back as an oxygen sensor or something minor. You have a 10+ year old vehicle, an old intake manifold gasket can cause a bad O2 sensor reading. The Clear Info function will erase the data. Anyone kow how to do this? My 03 has been in the shop twice in the last month for the check engine light being on. Some times it will come on due to the fact it is time for service.
From years: 2008, 2009, 2010. Disconnect the brake switch connector from the brake switch. Any way they can reste your computor. Check to see that it is tight, and drive for a while. Take your car to a service station, or dealer, to hook up to the engine computer to ask what the problem is. I do know if it works, but the actual problem that caused it to come on isn't fixed.