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Old 31 Dec 2012, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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check engine light

hi everyone bit of help needed please.
took my 1998 scooby out the other day and the check engine light came on :-(
tried doin a manual fault check and the check engine light didnt give a proper code (well i dont think so) all it was doin was flashing steady i watched it up to the count of 100 and the tempo never changed.
can someone let me know if this is a fault code or means anything as i aint got a clue and cant get it to the garage yet. btw the oil is fine not lost a drop the water wasnt full but had plenty in it about half way up in the reservoir.
thanks in advance
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: check engine light

if its a steady flash then no codes are stored or you have just reset them lol,
how did you check them, ie which connectors did you push together?
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 04:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hi thanks bugeye_bob as far as i know i havent reset it as i havent had the battery off or anything. i did it by connecting the two black connectors from under the steering column together.
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"In Diagnostic Mode – No Fault is indicated by the Check Engine Light continuously & evenly flashing on/off (this is also used to indicate the successful completion of an ECU Reset)."
from scoobypedia, thats why I asked about the reset,
there may just be no codes stored.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 04:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: check engine light

O rite thanks. Since i tried the manual fault find i started it up again and the light was still on. Would u recommend an ecu reset and try again c if the check engine light comes on again? Don't know wot do incase i do any damage
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have you tried to read the codes again since you started it,
as you said if there is still nothing put the green connectors and black together and do a reset to see if it returns,
have you put any crap fuel in it at all?
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 09:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah i tried it again and still flashed steady no change at all. Is there a set amount of time i need keep them both connected for?no only ever used v power no shit fuel is getting used in my car :-)
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Old 11 Aug 2013, 02:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: check engine light

hi there i have a subaro wrx 1998 and the check engine starts to come on and after a while it goes and after a while it starts to to come on and when it does tat the RPM goes lower than 0.8 and it turns the car off and if i was driving and the chek engin turned on when i am pressing on gas it feel like iam releasing my leg on gas but i am not releasing my leg on it and it comes back again but with defrent performance and after a while it starts to bring out a white smoke from rear (not so white) and with a bad smile, but if i turend the car off and starts again after like 1 or 2 hours nothing is hapening unless i drive like 6 miles its comes again, but now the chek engine is on when i start the car and the RPM is below the 0.7 and i cant drive it because the whole thing i told u about is happening when i does, plz help me knowing whats the problem and i will be greatfull.
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