Denny will tell you some main reasons the check engine light will go off. He also explains how to avoid it from happening.
The triangle exclamation light is something to be taken serious. But don't think that your car is going to blow up. The thing to remember is that your car is an enclosed system. Check the obvious firsts: doors, gas cap, etc.
Visit service for any questions.
Fixing A Check Engine Light That's On
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 42 years, shows how you can discover
what it means when your check engine light is on. Visit Scottykilmer.com
for free answers to all your car questions.
Clear check engine light for less than 5 dollars
More Tutorials on my CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/moccina
*This video is an EXPERIMENT I wanted to try on my car, and is for
INFORMATIONAL purposes ONLY. This fix is for off-road use. The content
shown in this video is not intended to encourage emissions test cheating.
I enjoy the process of testing theory because you always learn something
new, regardless of the outcome.
Using a spark plug defouler kit, I install a "buffer" in between the
downstream oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter. Quite often,
frustrated car owners get the P0420 code for reasons other than a bad cat.
I have heard of people getting the code just because they removed the
converter and reinstalled it. It can also happen if you run your vehicle
out of gas etc... etc...
It is also common for car owners to get the P0420 code, replace the
converter, and both o2 sensors-- only to have the code come back after 1000
miles or so. This can be a very frustrating, time consuming and of
course-- expensive venture. Here is one way to resolve the issue. Good
luck and have fun!
Check Engine Light Basics - EricTheCarGuy
If you have the code you can look up what it means here
Sorry about the camera focus on this one, whenever I use my wide angle lens
it tends to do this. Aside from that I have a lot of video shot that I
don't intend to post here because of time constraints, these videos will be
made available at a later date through the EricTheCarGuy website. I used
this video because I didn't have anything else this week that I could use
for the show and I like to do at least one a week if I can. I have lots
more scheduled so stay tuned in the coming weeks.
As for Check Engine Lights they come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes
they are easy to diagnose and others can be a bit more challenging. I plan
to do an entire series on this subject so don't consider this the last time
I will cover this. The point of this video is to familiarize yourself
with the basic hook up of a scan tool to read the codes stored in the on
board computer nothing more, I got a bit carried away with my O2 sensor
explanation and had to cut most of it. Much of what I cut from these will
also be available at a later date as a series of "Tips" that may be made
available on future shows or on DVD depending on the subject.
I hope this video is informative if you have any questions you can post
them as a response to this video or visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com,
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Here are some links to information about retrieving codes from vehicles pre
OBD II. You can also search for OBD I or OBD 0 to get more information
specific to the vehicle that you may be working on.
I hope these help, have a great day.
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video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power
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injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools,
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responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.
How To Tell If Your Engine Is Worn Out
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, shows how to test your
engine to see if it's just plain wearing out internally. A simple test with
a 50 dollar tool will show you. And if you want to ask Scotty a question
,he is now answering everyones' car questions live EVERY Saturday at 10 AM
CST on google events. Just be a member of google plus, and you can ask your
own question on Saturday morning.
How to diag 02-06 Nissan SES light
**NOTE** This process can be tedious and nerve racking because it may not
work up to 20 times or more, if you're not familiar with the timing.
Nissan's time windows for each step are very narrow, so if you're not
getting it at first, perhaps you need to do it faster or slower and you'll eventually do it
This video is a tutorial on how to diagnose why your 02-06 Nissan is
displaying the SES (service engine soon) light by using your cars built in
OBD (on board diagnostic) system. I have a 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5S. It has
been confirmed to also work on an 06 Sentra SpecV, 09 Infiniti G37, 08
Patrol 4800 VTC, 03 Sentra GXE 1.8L, 11 Cube, 06 G35, as well as a 350z.
Check out the thread over at nissanclub.com:
Dumb Things NOT To Do To Your Car
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 43 years, shows some of the dumb
things he's seen people do to their cars. Visit Scottykilmer.com for
answers to all your car questions.