Tag: check engine light

20 Posts

Do Check Engine Lights Ever Turn off by Themselves?
Apr 11, 2017

Do Check Engine Lights Ever Turn off by Themselves?

Dear Car Talk

Russell's RAV4 has a check engine light and mechanic telling him repairs are needed. But which one should he believe when the light occasionally turns off?

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Should Mike Ignore a Cam Sensor Error?
Mar 30, 2017

Should Mike Ignore a Cam Sensor Error?

Dear Car Talk

Mike's cam sensor error isn't a good candidate for the black-tape 'fix', but there's good news.

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why didn't replacing the oxygen sensor solve the check engine light problem
Jul 28, 2016

A Check Engine Light That Won't Give Up

Dear Car Talk

Craig's F-150 refuses to believe that its 02 sensor has been replaced. What gives?

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Honda Civic accelerator has a delayed response
Dec 29, 2015

Any Hope for a 1991 Honda Civic Wagon?

Dear Car Talk

Lynnette's old Honda Civic has an intermittent hesitation problem that has her mechanic stumped. Can Car Talk help?

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What is a misfiring cylinder
Sep 29, 2015

Josh's Engine is Misfiring and He's Got Questions.

Dear Car Talk

Boy does he have questions. What does it mean that cylinders are misfiring? And what is bank 1? And why is the check engine light flashing?Car Talk explains, right here.

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Mazda Protege engire misfires when wet
Mar 24, 2015

What's Causing Periodic Engine Misfire?

Dear Car Talk

Jim hit a big puddle a while back, and now his engine misfires when it's rainy or humid. Can Car Talk help him out? 

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why didn't my car tell me it was overheating before the head gasket blew
Mar 26, 2013

Missed Signals and the Overheating Taxi

Dear Car Talk

Russ's taxi just blew its head gasket and he wants to know whether he missed any warning signals that could have prevented it. Tom and Ray say there were plenty of warning signals and want to know why Russ chose to ignore them all. Find out where Russ went wrong, right here. 

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Mar 07, 2013

The Check Engine Light: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Jim Motavalli

The most common response to a glowing dashboard warning is...using any means necessary to turn the light off. That's human nature. But the check engine and airbag warnings actually come on for a reason.

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Dec 01, 2001

Check-engine light flickering but mechanic said it was the gas cap. Problem?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Oldsmobile with miles on it At about miles the check engine light came on and stayed on until I took it to the dealer later they told me the problem was a loose gas cap They turned...

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Jan 01, 2001

What do those pricey oxygen sensors do anyway?

Dear Car Talk

We own a VW Golf with only miles on it The engine warning light came on and stayed on We took it to our dealer who said it was the front oxygen sensor It cost to fix A week later...

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