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Old 06-24-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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hey guys, on the way to church this morning the engine light came on. Didn't notice any noise or roughness... the manual said if the light is on constantly its emissions. would this be the o2 sensor? is there a way i can find the code- like turning the ignition 3 times kinda thing? If it is the o2, is that tough to change?

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Your car will require a scantool to get codes. Try an autozone or a place like that. They frequently will scan a car for free and let you know the codes.

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Just for the heck of it check your gas cap is on, had that the other day , always tell wife to turn cap 3 clicks and she didnt even put it on on 1 click , and she tells me the SES light has been on.lol.Could be anything need to be scanned.Do what Wikoff said or by a cheap scan tool, dont go to dealer$$$
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welp, just went to Advance auto- they scanned it, printed it off, and it comes up as a yada yada emissions leak... I ask if the guy knows what that is... he says yup, gas cap is loose. want me to fix that?

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anyway, thanks for the help guys- i did learn that the parts stores check codes for free, so that was valuable.

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Hang in a second..

Because the parts monkey'* say it'* a typical gas cap related doesn't mean that'* always the fix. They do see a lot of them and it'* the usual fix.

If the light comes back.. check the sealing area and possibly other items in the system.
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I hear ya, but when i checked, it wasn't even screwed in- apparantly my wife tucked the cap in and shut the door... no attempt to screw it in.

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If you ever decide to buy your own code reader some day, this INNOVA 3100 is a good one that I've used.

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I hear ya, but when i checked, it wasn't even screwed in- apparantly my wife tucked the cap in and shut the door... no attempt to screw it in.

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