Or you might be able to find how to reset t online by doing a search for the model and year of your car. While they still differ vastly, many corrections and adaptations were made for technicians to better fix the check engine light problems. This usually occurs when the tank is almost empty either the tank in your car, or the tank in the ground at the service station , and the temp outside drops. Also do alternators go bad in these many miles 40k? Went in was there 3 hours , came out car battery dead as a doornail , clicking sound only with no cranking. One point that was brought up a a recent meeting of technicians was that the amount of hydrocarbons is greater when the gas cap is left off than when the engine is running. Login This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Shortly after the light came back on and has been on for about 2 weeks now. Some self-tests are not run until preceding ones have run successfully. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact as we are always here to help you. Don't get a hard on against it as it is a good thing once you understand it. One point that was brought up a a recent meeting of technicians was that the amount of hydrocarbons is greater when the gas cap is left off than when the engine is running.
Rarely, the problem is elsewhere int the evaporative emissions system. The other button, bottom, has a dot icon. The first step in the trouble shooting procedure according to the factory service manual is to unplug the connector and check for water and every time he has had this code, it was due to water in the connector. That diagnostic fee is supposed to cover all the troubleshooting steps associated with the code, not just plug in the code reader and push a button. Car runs normal and at normal temperature. Dealer had it about 8 times, actually wiped the computer and reprogrammed it from scratch, light still came on, same codes.
Some valve of some sort that is somehow connected to the fuel sending unit, I can't remember. The only way i got mine off was with my dad's scanner, its and AutoXray. No problems driving it but after i started car from having it parked with hazards on to unload. The fuller the tank, the less space for water to form. Wierd that you have so many problems, that is not normal.
He showed me the old one tht was in his junk along with my old engine. The car recieves the regular oil changes. When we first see this little light on our dash we get a little worried at the potential cost of the repair. This is an needed in-depth understanding for the public. This could indicate anything from a poorly sealed gas gap to a leak in the evaporative recovery system underneath the car.
This tool comes with a book which contains a list of code definitons, although I am not entirely certain whether they are applicable … to anything other than the tool it comes with. I am getting a 1278 trouble code. That said, I'll burn the gas, fill er up and see. Turn the ignition off Wait 3 seconds and start the car. I have a 2004 Nissan Sentra, I have been having issues with it starting first thing in the morning, if it does start it spits and sputters for a few minutes. If you are not comfortable with the installation of certain parts, you can do your own diagnostics, buy the parts yourself, and leave the installation to the mechanic; you will still save at least 50% of what it would have cost if you left it all to the mechanic.
I took it to the mechanic and they replaced the Map Sensor, the camshaft sensor, spark plugs changed and the light still comes back on. . I was just frustrated that I had to bring it to the dealer 3 times, but I have a great dealer, and between them and Nissan, they got things taken care of. It usually comes from condensation forming in the tank, as opposed to actual water getting in. If the light does not go off, try buying and installing a new gas cap.
If the light is blinking, you have an urgent issue and must go immediately to a garage. Just under 5k miles on it. Do not start the car. Usually the cause is a bad gas cap seal either caused by a faulty cap or forgetting to re-secure the cap. This is one part of the emission system that can trigger a check engine light. So if there is a problem in one particular area that is preventing another self test from running, you can have a situation where one problem is fixed, but another still exists.
He showed me the new throttle actuator tht he replaced new when he put the engine. However you will lose all your radio presets and if the original problem still exists the light will come back on. Hydrocarbons are part of pollution emitted as gasoline evaporates. I checked everything I could and decided to clear the code, thinking that maybe a slightly loose gas cap might've been the culprit. Index Exchange This is an ad network. He believes tht the computer chip needs to be re coded or something.