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Old 04-30-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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check engine light

this morning i got in and started the jeep. I reached in the back seat for something and my foot slipped off the clutch. it didnt stall but it jerked forward a little and the check engine light came on. any ideas what is or could it be a false code?

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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un plug battery for 10-15 mins see if it goes away, or take it down to auto zone they pull codes for free

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:53 PM   #3
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You could turn the power on and off 3 times quickly and the code will show up on odometer. But first unplug battery for 15 minutes to see if it goes away like previously stated.

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:59 PM   #4
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If your TJ has a check engine light illuminated, below is the procedure for retrieving the diagnostic trouble code(s):
Turn the ignition key until the digital odometer displays, then turn it back to off. Repeat three times in succession. (ON/OFF/ON/OFF/ON)
Count the number of times the check engine light on the dash flashes on and off. The number of flashes represents the trouble code. There is a slight pause between the flashes representing the first and second digits of the code. Longer pauses separate different trouble codes.
For example, light flashes 5 times, then a short pause, then flashes 5 more times. This is code 55.
Diagnostic trouble codes will also be shown in the odometer display.

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
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uh oh, you pissed off the infamous multi function light! X2 on removing the battery ground, it will be alright
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