My check engine light came on... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-26-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Victor Ward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 763
Posts: 53
My check engine light came on...

Check engine light came on at 145,252 miles on my 2000 4.0 TJ. Its running just fine as normal.
I found the info below in another TJ thread. Will that work on my 2000? Where can I find what the codes mean? The link below doesnt work.



here´s a manual how you can find out what´s wrong with your jeep.
read out the error code and you will know what´s wrong:

1) Turn the ignition key ON THREE TIMES in succession:
ON : OFF : ON : OFF : ON
(within FIVE seconds)

2) Count the number of times the check engine lamp on the dash flashes. The number of flashes represents the error code. There will be a short pause between the flashes representing the different digits of the code. Longer pauses separate individual trouble codes.

3) Code 55 will be the last code to be displayed.



here is a list what all the error codes mean:
http://jeepworld.de/fac3d9967c0a8161...7c0abca23.html

Victor Ward is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
JeepCreeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Garth Brooks, Oklahoma
Posts: 545
Quote:
Originally Posted by Victor Ward View Post
here is a list what all the error codes mean:
http://jeepworld.de/fac3d9967c0a8161...7c0abca23.html
Error 404 : Not found.

JeepCreeper is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-26-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
dasaffen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 201
yes this will work on your jeep. since it is a 2000 you shouldn't even have to to count the flashes of the light (my 02 just gives out the code on the digital odometer). In order to find out whatever your code means, just google OBD-II codes or check engine light codes and make sure you are looking at the codes for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep
here's a link if you can't find it
Dodge - Chrysler - Jeep - Plymouth OBD-II Trouble Codes
dasaffen is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Victor Ward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 763
Posts: 53
This on/off thing isnt working. No code on the odo. no flashing check engine lamp.
It doesn't seem possible to do this wrong.
Is there a special way of doing this?
Victor Ward is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-26-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
I am JD & It's my Dream

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
JDsDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Peach State
Posts: 26,966
Images: 4
This system does not work on some 99's and 2000's. Take it to autozone or just about any auto parts store and they will pull the codes for free. They will even give you a print out of what it means. After you get the info, type the code number into google search. As mentioned above, read the posts related to Jeeps and Chrysler only.
__________________
The kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"

To All Of Our Forum Veterans and Active Service Members.
Our Debt To You Is Greater Than We Could Ever Repay.
Thank You

Become a Supporting Member!
JDsDream is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-26-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
DevilDogDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Yucca Valley CA 20 miles from JV
Posts: 2,362
Unless you live in the great state of California where the shop owners got together and had the state forbid parts houses from pulling codes for you for free. Something about taking food out of their kids mouths or something...
__________________
Violence may not be the answer but it sure cuts down on the stupid questions
DevilDogDoc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-26-2011, 12:16 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
mrcarcrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Midland/Odessa, TX
Posts: 3,605
a cheapo code reader is like 30 bucks at harbor freight...good investment...
it will tell you the code and little else...

If you want to know more, you pay more...either way, with the direction cars are going, good investment.
__________________
#2 Jeep http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/99...ld-819418.html
99 Sahara, automatic.
mrcarcrazy is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-26-2011, 02:08 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Victor Ward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 763
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDsDream View Post
This system does not work on some 99's and 2000's. Take it to autozone or just about any auto parts store and they will pull the codes for free. They will even give you a print out of what it means. After you get the info, type the code number into google search. As mentioned above, read the posts related to Jeeps and Chrysler only.
Thanks, I must have one that method doesnt work with. Id have kept trying thinking I was doing it wrong.

Ill bring it to a parts shop.
Victor Ward is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-13-2011, 10:18 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Yellow_Fox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northen New Jersey
Posts: 493
do you have to turn it all the way on?

__________________
-I can vote, have a gun, serve in the military, drive a car, and cant get a beer .... go figure
Yellow_Fox is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Decoding Check Engine Light Gumpy2030 TJ General Discussion Forum 17 03-09-2011 10:46 PM
Check Engine Light workingdad TJ Tech Forum 2 12-13-2010 11:37 PM
Check engine light the old guy TJ Tech Forum 3 11-25-2010 02:41 PM
check engine light? NEED HELP shorty8914446 TJ Tech Forum 4 03-08-2010 04:26 PM
Check Engine Light vin211 TJ Tech Forum 4 04-07-2008 09:12 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC