Q: Q: The Check Engine Light is on

asked by on

the Check Engine Light is on

My car has 160 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. There are a lot of things that can cause the Check Engine Light to be illuminated. A flashing check engine light is a sign of serious trouble. If the light is not flashing, then I would use a diagnostic scan tool to retrieve the code that is stored. A code is stored when operating conditions of a specific system go beyond the parameters. The code does not diagnose the issue, it simply narrows the search for the technician. YourMechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a Check Engine Light inspection so that this can be resolved.

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: The Check Engine Light is on

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: My Check Engine Light is on with a code for the engine control module

Unfortunately, without diagnosing the car using a scanning tool to download any potential trouble codes there is no way to tell what other codes may be causing this light to come on. There many different trouble codes that can also...

Q: Q: Radiator leaks

Hello there! Leaking coolant/water from a point near the motor can come from a few things: On your vehicle specifically, a coolant hose runs underneath the distributor and the distributor seal often leaks. This causes used engine oil to come...

Q: Engine oil level warning showing up

As for the Oil Pressure Light, the oil pressure is measured by a sensor that is called the oil pressure sending unit. This sensor threads into the engine block and is exposed to oil on the side that is threaded...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
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.