Q: Q: Check engine light

asked by on

I have check engine light come on it was for the trans-range sensor and I replaced the part and since then it comes back on and off every so often what would cause that problem

My car has 129000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of possible causes for the check engine light to come on. The only real way to know what has caused the light to come on is to pull the diagnostic trouble codes with a code reader. Also, keep in mind that the codes that are retrieved are not necessarily telling you exactly what parts to replace, but are used as a hint as to where to start looking for a problem. If you feel you could use a hand in diagnosing and/or repairing a problem, contact a certified mechanic, like the mobile mechanics available at YourMechanic.com.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Check engine light

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The throttle keeps sticking at average speeds

You may have a damaged throttle body or a faulty throttle position sensor. Both of these issues can make you feel the same symptoms as a sticking throttle. I would recommend having the throttle body and throttle position sensor inspected...

Q: What's wrong? How much will it cost to fix approximately?

The lights you have on and the vehicle not moving may be a major transmission or shift linkage and brake system failures. The costs of the repair would not be able to be determined without a full diagnosis. To get...

Q: Interior lights not going off

The interior lights can be triggered by opening the door. A common failure item is the door switch, which tells the vehicle that doors are left open. Also, the metal near the locking mechanism on the door itself is typically...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...