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Old 20 May 2004, 08:44 pm
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Default Uh oh....Check Engine Light is on

I've got a 2001 CL-Type S with 63K miles on it. A few days ago the Check
Engine light came on. The car "seems" to be running fine, no noises though
it is pulling a tad to the left. I'm planning on driving to Delaware this
weekend from DC so I'll be putting some miles on the car but not a ton. I
can't get in to see the dealer until Tuesday so should I be concerned?


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Old 20 May 2004, 09:13 pm
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Default Re: Uh oh....Check Engine Light is on

"Shadowplay" <Anywherebuthere@hugeass.com> wrote in
news:duqdncXakKedzDDdRVn-gg@comcast.com:

> I've got a 2001 CL-Type S with 63K miles on it. A few days ago the
> Check Engine light came on. The car "seems" to be running fine, no
> noises though it is pulling a tad to the left. I'm planning on
> driving to Delaware this weekend from DC so I'll be putting some miles
> on the car but not a ton. I can't get in to see the dealer until
> Tuesday so should I be concerned?
>
>
>


I understand some auto stores will do a free read of the OBDII trouble
codes.
Autozone?

(OBD= on-board diagnostics)

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Old 20 May 2004, 10:12 pm
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Default Re: Uh oh....Check Engine Light is on

On Thu, 20 May 2004 20:44:47 -0400, "Shadowplay"
<Anywherebuthere@hugeass.com> wrote:

>I've got a 2001 CL-Type S with 63K miles on it. A few days ago the Check
>Engine light came on. The car "seems" to be running fine, no noises though
>it is pulling a tad to the left. I'm planning on driving to Delaware this
>weekend from DC so I'll be putting some miles on the car but not a ton. I
>can't get in to see the dealer until Tuesday so should I be concerned?


No.

See http://www3.telus.net/public/johnings/faq.html#retrieve



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Old 01 Jun 2004, 10:21 pm
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Default Re: Uh oh....Check Engine Light is on

Check for loose gas tank filler cap. If loose, tighten. It will take a
while for the light to go off- like several trips.

This is the most common cause of check engine light.

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Old 02 Jun 2004, 10:49 am
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Default Re: Uh oh....Check Engine Light is on

Xpditor wrote:
> Check for loose gas tank filler cap. If loose, tighten. It will take a
> while for the light to go off- like several trips.
>
> This is the most common cause of check engine light.
>
>
>
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Two reasons my 1999 3.2TL has had the Check Engine
light illuminate.

Once I was driving on a long trip. I stopped for gas,
refilled, and headed back out on the highway. Soon after,
the Check Engine light came on. I pulled over and read
the owner's manual (hint hint). It mentioned the gas
cap not being on properly and suggested I remove and
reinstall the cap. It Worked!

The other time my Check Engine light comes on is
if I'm excessively using the engine as a brake. While
driving downhill on slow, winding curves I sometimes
put the transmission in a lower gear (2 or 3) and let
the engine hold the car back (instead of the brakes).
After a few minutes (5 or 10) of driving this way the
Check Engine light illuminates. Shifting up to 3rd or
4th (1999 TL is a 4-speed) corrects this problem in a
matter of a few minutes (1 or 2).

Good Driving
mikey.
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