2001 FORESTER CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by JBJ, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. JBJ

    JBJ Guest

    My "check engine light" seems to appear on my dashboard for no aparent
    reason. I bring it into the dealer who turns it off. They give me no
    legitimate reason for it. Is there a way for me to turn off the light
    myself?
    Thank you in advance for your assistance.
     
    JBJ, Aug 25, 2005
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  2. JBJ

    mulder Guest

    The dealer should be doing more than turning off the light. There will
    be one or more stored trouble codes when the light comes on, those
    codes must be read to indicate where the problem may be, and the
    proper troubleshooting procedures followed to correct it. Just turning
    the light off by clearing the code does not fix anything.
    If there is an Autozone near you they will read the code for free, at
    least in states other than CA. Take it there next time the light
    comes on. Get the specific code(s) in Pxxxx format and post them here
    so we can help you further. Without the exact code any replies here
    are pure speculation as there are literally hundreds of different
    codes that can be set.
    You can also purchase a scanner/code reader and do this yourself.
     
    mulder, Aug 26, 2005
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