Check Engine Lights

Service Engine Soon Light On?
By September 21, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Service Engine Soon Light On?

Reader Question: Hello Austin, I recently had the “service engine soon” or “check engine soon” light come on in my Buick. Took it to my mechanic, and he said it was the EGR valve which he changed out for over $500. The light came on again within 24 hours and I took it back. He […]

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Jeep Won’t Start – Engine Light On
By February 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Jeep Won’t Start – Engine Light On

Hi, I have been reading questions and answers on your website and have a couple of questions myself.  I have a Jeep Liberty.  2 days ago it would crank up but was running rough, white smoke coming out of tailpipe.  I shut the car off and when I cranked it later it ran fine but […]

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Bad Catalytic Converter
By September 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Bad Catalytic Converter

So you have been told your car has a bad catalytic converter? Well, I have to first start by saying, this is RARE…but I have seen it happen a few times, but it’s pretty rare. In the few cases where I have seen a bad catalytic converter, was not really due to the converter at […]

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Catalytic Converter Failure

Catalytic Converter Failure

I stopped in to say hello to my fellow auto repair technician, Walter the other day and found something that I had personally not seen before…a completely disintegrated catalytic converter. This repair was being done on a Chevy truck. The truck was experiencing loss of power and a check engine light was on. The loss […]

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EGR Valve

EGR Valve

Reader Question Hey Austin, I was told the EGR valve in my car is what is causing my check engine light to come on and the engine to run bad.  I hear this weird noise as well, not sure if it is related or not. Any info will be helpful Doug   Howdy there Doug, […]

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Engine Code P0601 – P0606 PCM Failure?
By December 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Engine Code P0601 – P0606 PCM Failure?

Reader Question   I have a Malibu Maxx, 3.5 L engine with AC, 148,000 miles, VIN:1G1ZT62895F298419. I have had DTC codes P0601, P0606, U0107 check engine, along with T/C light display kick on three times. Once on one occasion (Thanksgiving); twice on a second driving occasion (Dec: Home for Christmas). This has occurred during long […]

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Check Engine Light On
By December 20, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Check Engine Light On

Austin, Hello and thanks for reading my email. My problem is related to a Honda Accord with 4 cylinder V-Tech with an auto transmission. The check engine light has just come on and the engine does not sound good at all. It has a rough idle and there is a noticeable loss in power and […]

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Check Engine Light Flashes
By December 20, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Check Engine Light Flashes

Hi, you do a great service. Bottom line – this car has 110k miles on it and it runs great,. (its my “train” car) I live in upstate NY and the auto inspection system requires that no check engine light be on when doing the emission inspections, if it is, the inspection can not be […]

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By November 7, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Check Engine Light Comes On Dim

Reader Question I have a 2003 Ford Focus ZX5.I’m wondering what the following check engine light situation means. When I start the car the check engine light shines brightly to let me know it is working and then turns off like all the other warning lights. Sometimes, but not always as I drive, this light […]

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How To Read Check Engine Codes
By October 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

How To Read Check Engine Codes

Hey Austin, I rented that EEC-4 from the local parts store, and I am even more so worried now… I got 6 different codes, and some of them were repeats. I did 2 scans, one with the key in the “ready to start” possition and another scan while i was rev-ing the engine to keep […]

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