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Need help with the Check Engine Light?

Post by Webmaster » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:25 am

If your car's check engine light is on (or even if it's not), I'd recommend you check out https://www.obd-codes.com to learn more about OBD-II (CanOBD), or get repair/troubleshooting info.
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Post by stiggins816 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:04 pm

Or go to auto zone and borrow the code checker and find out/reset the codes for yourself. by the way it is free.
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Post by Webmaster » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:11 pm

Yeah, but you need more info than just a code. Get the code read for free and go to https://www.obd-codes.com to get *free* detailed troubleshooting info.
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Post by stiggins816 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:23 pm

Or take the code you got from the borrowed code reader/reset-er then go inside the autozone and look in the book along with the guy that works there and find out whats wrong.
Both are very good ways to look up whats wrong with your car.
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Post by glenncof » Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:28 pm

On my 2005 Freestyle I can put the computer into Engineering Test by turning ignition key on while holding Trip/ODO reset button. One of the modes shows the OBD codes. Handy!

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Post by Hoser » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:17 pm

stiggins816 wrote:...look in the book along with the guy that works there and find out whats wrong.
:shock: Advice on how to fix your car from the guy behind the counter at AutoZone is likely worth what you pay for it. There *may* be someone there who I would trust to check oil, but they would be the exception, rather than the rule.[/b]
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Post by zundapp2 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:21 am

Why not take the car to a Ford / Merc dealer and ask them to read the codes?

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Re: Need help with the Check Engine Light?

Post by cof » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:59 pm

Webmaster wrote:If your car's check engine light is on (or even if it's not), I'd recommend you check out https://www.obd-codes.com to learn more about OBD-II (CanOBD), or get repair/troubleshooting info.
Thanks, I will do this, been an issue with this, might as well have them look at this while they have the car in for other bugs this week. thanks again
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Re: Need help with the Check Engine Light?

Post by mact » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:45 pm

at my local autozone you are lucky to find someone who speaks English.

I avoid the place like it had the plague

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Post by JJ » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:34 am

zundapp2 wrote:Why not take the car to a Ford / Merc dealer and ask them to read the codes?
Expensive. :idea:
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Re: Need help with the Check Engine Light?

Post by JJ » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:35 am

mact wrote:at my local autozone you are lucky to find someone who speaks English.

I avoid the place like it had the plague
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