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Weird CEL problem I've been having
Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:04 PM
Now I know that I should have it read, but for the most part, it only happens in the rain, so he next day, if sunny, I will disconnect the battery for 15 minutes and the light will go away.
This past Tuesday, it snowed and it rained on Wednesday and was misty this morning. On Tuesday, It started up like I listed above and decided that I would get the code looked at this weekend. Well, the light was still on when I went to work this morning, but when I started the car at lunchtime, the CEL went away. It was sunny and dry.
My question is when the CEL comes on, should it stay on no matter what? I never drove with the CEL light for more than one day? If the problem did in fact correct itself somehow, where can I start to look/clean/reset?
I know that the best way is to get the codes, but any help is appreciated, as always.
Thanx - Pete
Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:45 PM
The CEL is basically emissions related. So, there is really no reason not to drive the car because the CEL on. Basically, the CEL is just saying its not getting the proper response from some of its sensors and the problem could be very benign.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 05:03 PM
Posted 05 January 2006 - 05:07 PM
Fire up the engine when it's dark and humid out and take a look under the hood. You'll probably see and hear a spark show when you blip the throttle.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 05:11 PM
Posted 05 January 2006 - 05:25 PM
When I first got the car in 2003, it had 107K and it was a rainy day. As soon as I got home and prepared to go out, the car wouldn't turn over. I called the salesman who came over to look over the car and was stumped. After about 1/2 an hour, it started, so I drove it back to the dealer.
When they looked at it, they said something weird like a cover wasn't put back over the alternator (it was over 2 years ago). He said that he put it back and everything would be fine. I haven't had a problem until last year. It sounds electrical, but who knows.
Maybe I'll replace the plugs and wires and coil pack again. My mileage went down from 27 to 25, but it may just be a winter thing.
Oh well, it's tough cause I live 40 miles from work and only have one car.
Keep the tips coming...
Thanx - Pete
Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:51 AM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:58 AM
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