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Old 04-24-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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engine light on sometimes????

Hey all, my 02 sport started this funny thing yesterday-- light popped on while driving down the highway. I pulled over and did the "push in the odo reset and turn key to run" thing. The system came back with no faults. Then the light goes off today and came back on while coming home tonight. Any help would be awesome. Thanks.

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Old 04-24-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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Remove and retighten your gas cap for a start, stop at Advanced Auto and go buy a $80 OBDII scanner that will do resets or just have them read it to see what the code is. Having the scanner is handy, they also have a small one that you can install in the dash and monitor as you drive.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/8426/

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Old 04-24-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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rich, that scan module is the coolest thing ive seen in long time. Thanks for the heads up. wont the cap being loose throw an evap code though?
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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yes evap leak code.
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rich, that scan module is the coolest thing ive seen in long time. Thanks for the heads up. wont the cap being loose throw an evap code though?
Should but it can also be a cap going bad, thats why the scanner is handy to have all the time, then the error shows up right away as you are driving. For odd problems I grab my customers/friends Snap-on modis box and go for a drive, then look at the entire history of everything from injector pulses, O2 sensor response times, etc. But thats a $5K tool and waaaaaaaaaaay outta my price range...
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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I would love to have my own snap-on reader. Tomorrow Im headed to the shop I used to twist wrenches at and try to borrow their scanner for a few. Ill let you guys know what I find. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:33 PM   #7
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The only light that is starting to annoy me is that little shift arrow
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:04 AM   #8
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I just took the dash apart and painted that damn arrow black. I even forgot it was there till you reminded me. I really hated that thing!
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:29 PM   #9
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I just took the dash apart and painted that damn arrow black. I even forgot it was there till you reminded me. I really hated that thing!
Not a bad idea! It's nuts, as soon as you step on the gas, even under 5mph it wants you to shift! Sorry to bring up the PTSD of the light!
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:03 PM   #10
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Back to the original issue.... sort of. I was at a friends house and noticed a ton of fluid on the ground... thought the tranny had a hole in it or something. Sooo.... I took it to the shop, no fluid in the tranny and a blown shifter seal. Good news, a little RTV and two quarts of fluid later, all better. And the light which I completely forgot about is off..... mabye it had to do with the low fluid???? Ill never know. Just my luck, itll turn on tomorrow anyway.
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haha "7 mpg", is the mpg on it by any chance accurate? lol.
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at 129mph I would have to say....... maybe????
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:10 PM   #13
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Hey trip, you stole my bumper....
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i bought it first hehe

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