Re: V70 Engine Light comes on at acceleration ...
"Allan Shearer" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:QEMYd.36930$fW4.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Hi Everyone
> Quicky question, I think ...
> When I accelerate from a stop, especially going up-hill,
> I'm finding the Engine Light coming on for a little bit -
> but then it always turns off again.
> In fact, it's only if I tax the engine - but even when being cautious
> (I never over-tax it anyway).
> I've checked the oil level - it's perfect. (thinking that the oil
> sloshing around might trigger an alert).
> Should I be concerned? Apart from this, the engine runs and
> sounds perfect.
> Now, I just WASHED the car today - any chance the something
> got wet and is causing this?
> Thanks for any input.
> Allan Shearer
> Brockville, Ontario
My 1997 850GLT occasionally flashes a warning light for a
fraction of a second, usually when I'm accelerating. I think
it's the alternator light, and I'm assuming the belt is slipping
a bit. But if your Check Engine light is coming on, I doubt
that it's a belt, since that light is usually emissions-related.
Of course, getting wet could encourage a belt to slip.