Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My emissions light is on a d my gas light is on even though I put full tank

asked by on

I was forced to give a jump start to a big moving truck from my ford torus 2001. And now the emissions light is on. And the gas light is on. Even though I have a full tank of gas. Did I just damaged my car because of those 2 jump-start with in 30 minutes? ???

My car has 68000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

I would recommend disconnecting your battery for about thirty minutes to see if the computer will reset. Those types of lights should not come on just from a jump start. It is possible that the wires may have been crossed during the jump start causing some damage to your electrical system. It is also possible that the truck was on a 24 volt system and your car is only on a 12 volt system. This may have damaged the electrical system as well. If disconnecting the battery for a half hour does not resolve the issue, I would recommend having your electrical system inspected by a qualified techinician. Consider YourMechanic for this inspection as a certified professional can come to your home or office to perform this service.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • My emissions light is on a d my gas light is on even though I put full tank

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

Related articles

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...