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Old 05-30-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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Check engine light after stalling.

Hey guys I was trying to teach my fiancé how to drive a manual trans today in my 12 JK Sport and like all beginners she stalled. She stalled about five times in a row pretty hard and that's when I threw a code. I checked the gas cap and tried letting it sit completely off for a few minutes hoping it would go away but it didn't. Any ideas what it could be? I only have 23k on her and this has got me and especially her pretty bummed out. Thanks for any input!

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Old 05-30-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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My wife says the only reason I by stick shift vehicles is because she can not drive them, she is right...This code is just your jeep telling you to not teach your wife how to drive a manual trans.
Other than that i would put it on a scanner and see what codes come up, take it from there.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:02 PM   #3
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Do this and post what code it displayed:

To check your Jeep JK Wrangler’s DTC codes, simply insert your key into the ignition, turn it to the ‘ON’ position but do not start the engine. Then, push the key into the ignition cylinder and while holding it in, turn it to the ‘OFF’ position and then back to the ‘ON’ position (3) times straight making sure to end with it in the ‘ON’ position. It is important to keep pushing in on the key to prevent it from catching at the different positions along the way.
If you do step #1 correctly, all your dash lights will illuminate and your odometer will show up as a series of (6) dashes. If your Jeep JK Wrangler has any logged in any DTC’s, they will be displayed soon after the dashes appear.
If your Jeep JK Wrangler has not logged in any DTC’s, the dashes on your odometer will be followed by the message ‘-done-’. Turn your key to the ‘OFF’ position and you will in fact be done.
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Unhook the negative battery cable for 30 seconds and reinstall to reset the computer. If there is a real problem, the light will come back on. If it was just a code thrown due to the stall, you shouldn't see it again. Some codes will keep the light on until a certain number of ignition cycles without the condition reoccurring, if that's the case, it should eventually go out on its own, but disconnecting the battery will save you the wait.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for welcoming me. I had no idea I could the DTCs on the dash like that. Great info! I just unhooked the battery cable though and it went away. I took it for a little ten minute drive and it never came back on so I guess we will see if it stays off. If I do the DTC dash thing will it show the code that was thrown now that it's gone? I assume the fault is still in the computers memory right?
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:26 PM   #6
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Just tried the DTC dash thing and I couldn't get it to work. Does the clutch have to be depressed?
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:29 AM   #7
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Just tried the DTC dash thing and I couldn't get it to work. Does the clutch have to be depressed?
Did it flash at all? It may have been the stalling caused the computer to read a false positive. When it went back to look again, it wasn't there. Generally the computer will turn off the CEL afer 3 starts with no issue, that's why pulling the negative cable (AKA rebooting the JK computer) works.
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No it never flashed. Well whatever happened the idiot light is off of the dash now. Probably was a false alarm like you say. Thanks for all your help!
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Just tried the DTC dash thing and I couldn't get it to work. Does the clutch have to be depressed?
No, but it's a good idea whenever you're doing something with the ignition switch that you put the trans. in neutral even though it's not supposed to start without pressing the clutch.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:03 AM   #10
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Yeah I did have the trans in neutral just didn't have the clutch depressed as if I was starting it. Oh well. Light hasn't came on again so I'm not gonna worry about it.
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You may be tuning the key too fast. Try going through the process a bit slower. You should get "-----" then "done" if nothing is wrong.
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Ok will give it another go.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:57 AM   #13
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You can always go to a local auto parts store like AAP or Auto Zone and they can pull codes if you can't get the key routine to work.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:13 AM   #14
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Not really worried about it anymore. Been driving to work all week so far and the light hasn't come back.

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