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Engine lite on...in dashboard #4823761 07/26/18 04:10 PM
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For those of you who have had this happen.....my question is ??? WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON REPAIR WHEN THIS LIGHT APPEARS.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823766 07/26/18 04:13 PM
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Loaded Question.

Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823767 07/26/18 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: Oregoonian
For those of you who have had this happen.....my question is ??? WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON REPAIR WHEN THIS LIGHT APPEARS.


Piece of tape over the light.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823772 07/26/18 04:24 PM
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Gas cap loose is the most common cause of the CEL that I know of.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Dyusik] #4823777 07/26/18 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dyusik
Gas cap loose is the most common cause of the CEL that I know of.

+1

Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823781 07/26/18 04:29 PM
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Clogged knuter valve or defective muffler bearing would be my guess.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823782 07/26/18 04:30 PM
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ignoring it until you have a chance to go to oreilly or autozone and have the code read and go from there...


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823836 07/26/18 05:33 PM
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Else is just a lite. so Drink Bud Light.

All joking aside I dont see where this question is going.

you trying to stir up some random useless discussion or what?


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823866 07/26/18 05:58 PM
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GAS CAP


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823887 07/26/18 06:26 PM
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It needs a new one.

A new what?

Don't know, but it needs a new one.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823923 07/26/18 06:58 PM
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Gas cap or O2 sensor.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Oregoonian] #4823931 07/26/18 07:07 PM
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At least it's the light that is in the dashboard and not the check engine light that is in the door or elsewhere--I hate it when that one comes on.

In my Toyota's the light comes on when the planets are aligned just right. In my prior VW it would only be on when the day ended in "y". Couldn't tell you why it was on, I just ignored the light.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: supton] #4824088 07/26/18 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: supton
At least it's the light that is in the dashboard and not the check engine light that is in the door or elsewhere--I hate it when that one comes on.

In my Toyota's the light comes on when the planets are aligned just right. In my prior VW it would only be on when the day ended in "y". Couldn't tell you why it was on, I just ignored the light.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: Leo99] #4824152 07/27/18 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: Leo99
Gas cap or O2 sensor.


+1. I've experienced both. Can't recall what code came up in the caravan for the gas cap. In the sienna P0420 would come up every few weeks. A cheap aftermarket cat fixed that.


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Re: Engine lite on...in dashboard [Re: JC1] #4824175 07/27/18 05:41 AM
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Gas cap or O2 sensor.


+1. I've experienced both. Can't recall what code came up in the caravan for the gas cap. In the sienna P0420 would come up every few weeks. A cheap aftermarket cat fixed that.


What's weird is that my '99 Camry had a dead O2 sensor that I only figured out when I decided to use Torq to watch O2 signals. I thought mpg was a bit low, so what the heck, let's see what the sensors are doing. Huh, why is the rear O2 flatlined? Read zero volts while the front one was fine. Looked up what to get, went on Amazon, ordered a sensor. Took a few days to come in, then had to wait for the weekend. Probably a couple hundred miles and several starts before I changed the sensor, and who knows when it had died. Never set a CEL. I should try leaving the gas cap off and see what it does.

I did have a vacuum valve switch of some sort (EGR related, common issue on this Camry) that threw a code. Pain to get to. Pulled it off, rapped it on the fender, gave it a good talking to and reinstalled. It's behaved ever since.


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