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Old 10-17-2003, 03:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy My first check engine light

Well, I was driving and I did a hard second gear pull and my check engine light came on.

My car has just under 90,000km, no over rev's (that I know of), and I've kept up with the maintenence.

I was actually thinking of starting the "Check engine light lottery". $1 per guess, one guess per member, and when I get a scan tool, whatever member(s) guess the right fault/code split the money.

Anyone going to the Auto-x this weekend that has a scan tool they could bring? I wouldn't mind seeing what is wrong before I abuse my car racing. PM if you got one. I'm going to order a scan/reset tool tomorrow, but I won't have it in my hands for a week at least.
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Old 10-17-2003, 03:12 AM   #2
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If you're in the T.O area tomorrow I could lend you mine to check the engine code..

Damn.. bradford is like... far..
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Old 10-17-2003, 03:13 AM   #3
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Oh yeah- my guess is your O2 sensor.
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Old 10-17-2003, 12:44 PM   #4
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I replaced one of my O2 around 90K and another one around 95K. So that would be my guess too.
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Old 10-17-2003, 02:27 PM   #5
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What kind of problems are you experiencing, if any? It's difficult to guess the problem if there doesn't seem to be anything wrong.

You may try resetting the computer, the check engine light may actually go away.

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Old 10-17-2003, 04:05 PM   #6
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I'm gonna go away from the group and say your secondary air pump.
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Old 10-17-2003, 04:39 PM   #7
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lakeside motors (kennedy/lawrence area in scarberia) could reset it for you for free if you approach them nicely.

just act like you have money to spend... for future big repair jobs
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lakeside motors (kennedy/lawrence area in scarberia) could reset it for you for free if you approach them nicely.

just act like you have money to spend... for future big repair jobs
You can also reset the computer yourself for free. Unplug negative battery terminal and wait approx. 60 min, plug it back in and the computer should be reset. I'm not sure if this works for OBDII, but works for OBDI.

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Old 10-17-2003, 09:42 PM   #9
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im going with R-Jay and saying Air Pump.
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I'm not too worried about getting it reset, like I said, I am buying a tool, I'd just like to know what the fault is. No drivability issues though.
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If it's an O2 sensor, try driving your car hard for a little bit...sometimes the accelerating will blow the debris through and it'll correct itself and the light will turn off. It's worked for me before.

It could also be your secondary air pump. I had to replace mine at 94K when my check engine light came on.
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You can also reset the computer yourself for free. Unplug negative battery terminal and wait approx. 60 min, plug it back in and the computer should be reset. I'm not sure if this works for OBDII, but works for OBDI.

Bry
This doesn't work, I tried.

Also, for those of you who have replaced the O2 sensors and the secondary air pump, how much are they (roughly)?

Did the air pump cause any drivability issues?
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Nelson,

I had a change of plans for Sunday, so I'm actually going to show up for the auto-x. I can bring my laptop and scan your codes.

I highly doubt its the secondary pump since it only works at the start up, and would have given you the CEL when you started the car. It could be as simple as a misfire, vapour leak(gas cap), etc.

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Serge, you rule! If you could bring that it'd help me out a lot!!!!

See you tomorrow.

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Nelson,

I had a change of plans for Sunday, so I'm actually going to show up for the auto-x. I can bring my laptop and scan your codes.

I highly doubt its the secondary pump since it only works at the start up, and would have given you the CEL when you started the car. It could be as simple as a misfire, vapour leak(gas cap), etc.

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Sure, no problemo.

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