Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Check engine light is on. I dont know what to do about it.

asked by on

The check engine light just came on and I dont know what to do about it. I've been getting yourmechanic help quite a few times and I've been following the advice about what to do, but now I dont know.

My car has 177000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

In order to have your check engine light is on checked you should have YourMechanic or another mechanic do a check engine light inspection. This inspection will scan the computer and retrieve any stored codes in memory. The codes received will then be tested by using the manufacturer recommended pinpoint test for the code. After the diagnostic check and pinpoint test a quote for the needed repairs can then be given to repair the cause of the light.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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. Check engine light is on. I dont know what to do about it.

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: Vehicle shuts off intermittently at idle

The P0113 code relates to a problem with the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor. The computer is seeing a reading that is outside of its normal parameters and is causing the computer to set the code. This could also be...

Q: Alternator stuck

Hello, thank you for writing in. That last bottom bolt is definitely an issue for a lot of people. Most people try not to remove or touch anything more than they have to during the process, which is totally logical...

Q: Car doesn't run after Check Engine light came on

Hi there. When the check engine light starts flashing that means that the engine is experiencing a cylinder misfire. If the engine ended up stalling afterwards then you may have a fuel pump that failed or possibly a timing belt...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.