Re: Check Engine Light (Update)
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 12:27:04 GMT, "Jeff" <email@example.com>
>"Darren Thornton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I mentioned earlier this light coming on occasionally. I have a 1995
>> Ford Escort LX. My dad thought that it might be bad gas. The light
>> came on his truck recently. We recently switched stations.
>> The light didn't come for a few days. It started coming on again.
>> Such periods are usually brief. My uncle said that the light has come
>> on with his new car. I can understand why this light is so confusing.
>> One article suggested the oxygen sensor.
>If a check engine light is coming on in a new car, go to the dealer.
>If it is an older car, you need to find out what is causing the light to
>come on if it continues to come on. To do that, you need to scan the
>computer and get a code. There are some many things that can cause the light
>to come on, there is no good way to guess.
>> Darren Thornton
Self srve gas or pumped by the attendant?
Is the gas cap put back on tight???
Will put the light on if loose. If tightened after the light comes on,
should go out after roughly 3 trips.
You need a code reader to know exactly what's going on - and even then
you need to interpret a lot.