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#1 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 05:02 PM
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hell no!!

I just turned on my car to go to a different work location and I see the damn "CHECK ENGINE LIGHT" glowing bright red.

what now....
do I need to go to the stealership? can I fix it myself?
what's wrong?

I don't even know what to do besides knowing I need to do something.


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get it checked out by a qualified technician...that will keep your baby going for a lot longer - unless you are technically inclined I would advice against going it yourself; maybe the cost of diagnostics may be well worth it so that you either get peace of mind knowing its no biggie or you prevent a major breakdown....

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Have the code read at an Autozone or some other auto parts store. They do it for free. Then come back and let us know what the code was. We can be more helpdful from there.

I hope it is nothign serious. Something as simple as a lose gas cap can throw wth CEL.

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It's an OBD I car. Isn't there some kind of pedal trick you can use to get codes?

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your car is OBD I. you can pull the code yourself and check it in your bentley manual. to pull the code: turn ignition to 2nd position, pump gas pedal all the way to the floor 5x befor your abs light goes out, this should make your check engine light start flashing in a series of blinks, in which you can determine the code. also, it will probably take a few tries to get it, but don't give up.

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Ooops -- I didn't notice you had an OBDI. Do as mentioned above. Then come back ans see us

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wow
i can't do this for the life of me
this is like mario bros. allover (jump here & there before this blows up)

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make sure your gas cap is on properly

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there is an FAQ on doing the pedal trick, and all the codes are in that thread.

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there is an FAQ on doing the pedal trick, and all the codes are in that thread.
i could not find that thread

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i could not find that thread

Go to the main forum. Under"FAQ/DIY" section, click on "maintenance and troubleshooting". Scroll down til you see "fault codes" by someone named "Furious". There will be the info you seek. BTW, if pushing the pedal down 5 time in 5 seconds doesn't work, try doing it faster or slower, there has to be a certain rhythm.

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Angry

I was driving on the freeway back home from my aunts house going about 80-100.
As I slow down to take the exit ramp I notice my engine is making noise.
I roll down the window and notice that the same little noise that appeared when the check engine light appeared is now louder. After pulling into my drive way and bringing the vehicle to a complete stop, I notice that it sounds like my grandpa's old ass 1 cylinder diesel engine tractor!!!!

I pop the hood and pull out the oil stick and notice that the engine begins to fail when I do so. When I pop it back in it keeps running, when I pull it out it begins to choke again, but manages to stay alive. I wipe the stick and poke it back in, up and down, twist a few times, and pull it up....

there is no oil in my car

how come my oil light didn't come on?
I asked a friend who knows quite a bit about cars and he said that I probably scratched the cylinders.

fcuk. :

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vacuum leak when you tried to measure your oil, perhaps?

try to measure the oil when it's off and cold.

I'd have a hard time imagining an engine truly without oil capable of going more than a few miles.

I'd imagine that your bulb may be burned out for the oil light? Or maybe the oil level sensor is bad?



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I lifted the car at a shop my friend works at.
The bottom of the engine is covered in oil and dirt.
I guess she's leaking, which is better than burning oil, but still not good.

Ticking noise is pissing me off, and my 2 mechanic friends said it won't go away.


now I'm trying to decide if I should...

a) get rid of her
b) fix her
c) drop in a new engine

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