By Anonymous - 14/01/2011 07:38 - United States

Today, I got my car back from the shop. The engine has been rebuilt twice in the past 3 months. My check engine light just came on. FML
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You need a new mechanic.

I guess it's time for a new car.

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I guess it's time for a new car.

Or maybe the check engine light is the one thats faulty...

Could just be a sensor problem. Maybe that's all it's been all along and you wasted all that money for the sake of a 25$ sensor...

your effin dumb po, when you replace any sort of part other than stock on an engine the check engine light comes on and stays on usually

I think the check engine light is permanently on in both of my parents' cars, at least since I learned how to drive in them (8+ years ago). They're well-maintained, despite what the check engine light indicates. You may want to find a new mechanic, or start getting second opinions at the very least.

depending on how old the car is you should look at an OBD reader. If its post '95 the vehicles should be OBD2. Generally OBD2 will tell you exactly what to look at.

op is a woman

You need a new mechanic.

^this. Damn you broke my own combo...

So did you check to make sure it was still there?

must be a Volkswagen.

My VW has been running for years. Let me guess, you drive a ford?

Must have been a FORD hahaha

nah must have been a holden

wo ford probably have the best engines my old car had a ford v8 that car lived over 450k miles

fords engines are second only to Honda, but everything else on a Honda is less than ford

lol #123 honda engines are shit

Generally, the check engine light means your gas cap is loose. Either that or there's a problem with the air intake manifold or air filter. It's usually not serious. Take it to Auto-zone or similar and have them pull the codes. It's free and they can often tell you how much it costs to fix it. You can still (generally) drive on a check engine light. 9 times out of 10, it costs $50 to fix.

please don't ever give mechanical advice ever again. if the light is on it could mean a number of things. This twat did have something right, take it to a work shop and have the error codes read, will tell you what's wrong. engine light will not tell you your air filter, fuel cap is faulty or not on properly, they have no censors.

caleb_m91- sound advice, except for the last (minor) point. Some higher end cars will have a warning light if the fuel cap is not on properly. My wife's Audi does that. Nowadays with all the computer junk in cars, you'd think that manufacturers would not bundle everything that could go wrong into the "check engine" light. How hard is it to have a text readout for each code?

can you really trust a dude who spells sensors with a 'c'

Can you trust a dude who says dude?

also, the thought that autozone would have better equipment than a garage is kinda funny

it could also be a vacuum line

umm caleb u dont give any mechanical advice u can have a check engine light from a loose or faulty gas cap look it up dumbass

Most garages have scanners for codes but since they are so expensive to purchase and become outdated within a year or two the mechanic charges to use them.

Wrong. My check engine light is on right now because of gas cap causing an air leak. It comes up as evap. How about you don't ever give mechanical advice either.

Must be an Audi.

Audi kommt aus Deutschland so ist uber gut.

hell yeah number 16 lol

deutschland ist scheisse it sucks drive teh american cars

I fucking HATE american cars!

Well America hates you. Hows a boot that aye?

fick ja!! :D

Why would anyone in their right mind drive an American ... "car"?

are you trying to be a stereotypical canadian? typical american. we dont even talk like that. ive never heard someone pronounce "about" like "aboot". fking retard.

I say it like that and type it because were supposed to.

Maybe they forgot to put back the engine?

the light could just be screwed up? thts what happened with mine

I had something similar happen to me. except it wasn't my engine. it was my catalytic converter. Maybe that's what's wrong with yours?

if Ur cat is fucked then it was an o2 sensor that was triping the light witch is the most common problem if Ur car doesn't have evap sensors in the fuel tank(this is wat makes the light go on if Ur gas cap is loose)