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Old 12-30-2010, 03:29 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I found my camera but I cant take pictures of my car because it'* been raining straight. So it'* in the garage and I cant take picture there because we're cleaning ( for the new year). I'll try to take shoots as soon as the rain stops and I clean my car.

It is so stressful for me since I am so busy because of the coming new year and trying to solve all of my problem before year changes. Now, my car added another problem.

I will tell everything that happened/I did today. Morning, I fetch my mom. The car has low gas in it so we put gas before going home. After it cooled down, I added some "Power Steering Fluid" in it since it'* making some noises again. Before I put fluid in it, I checked the fluid and it is beyond hot (almost full). I ignore and I still added some. Lunch time, I dropped off my sister to counseling and went home. After one hour and thirty minutes, I went back to get her. This was the time when the problem kicked in. I was on a stop light ready to make a U turn. Suddenly, the "Service Engine Soon" light came on blinking (like the turning arrow signal on the dashboard). After I made my U turn, the turn light (arrow) signal went off and the "Service Engine Soon" light stopped blinking but stays on. I took my sister and went home. As soon as we got home, I opened the hood and looked at the "power Steering Fluid." I think it leaked. Maybe because it had too much in it. So, I was thinking it might be it. After it cooled down, I tried to take away some fluid inside. So I used napkin and suck some fluid till the level comes near the "t" of the "hot" level. I also wiped some of the leaks thinking it might solve the problem. But after all the attempts, I failed. After a while I dropped off my mom to her work. The light is still on.

I dont want to freak out since it happened to me last time. I put gas on it. I went home. After an hour or so, I went some where and the "Service Engine Soon" Light came on the whole day. It turned off after driving a while the next day. However, that time when I put gas its beyond the middle line ($20 I think). This time the level is in the first line ($10).

I dont know. I had a lot of problems this time and I am currently trying to solve them all. If you guys remember I am planning to change my coolant but I still havent because I have no time and the weather is really bad. I'm just hoping its the same problem (gas sensor) like the last time or fluid sensor or something and will dry off and will went off tomorow. Because if it'* not, I dont know what to do. I'm so stress..
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Hello! What kind of car are we talking about? Also, I recommend you drive out to the nearest Autozone or Advance Auto and have the SES light read. That will give us an idea of what'* going on.
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Ya, get that code for us. We're not mind readers.

The blinking light is a misfire. If the light comes on when you put gas in it'* likely a EVAP light. Check the gas cap. Might take a few days to turn off.
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After your engine is done misfiring, the SES light will stay on to remind you to service engine soon. If you don't have another event in three run cycles, the computer will assume that you fixed the problem and reward you by turning the light off.

You can more than likely still hook up a reader and find the code. One code will be between P0300 and P0312 ("misfire in cylinder #"); any others are the picture to this puzzle.
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the light went out the day after this happened.. I guest I'm right..
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Good to hear!

If you're still curious as to what caused the SES light, the fault code should be stored in your computer'* memory; grab a code reader and we'll figure out why it happened. Your call.
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Actually the blinking light doesn't mean misfire. It means possible catalyst damaging condition. .... Which the most common reason is a serious misfire.
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