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Old 01 Oct 2003, 05:22 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

my mother-in-law's car check engine light came on. nothing seems to be wrong
with the car, i.e. running fine/fluids full, etc.

I was wondering if there is a way to check codes like there is on chrysler
product where you cycle the ignition and count blinking lights?

the car is a 2000 Avalon with 66k.

Thanks in advance for any tips and help

Brad


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Old 01 Oct 2003, 09:44 pm   #2 (permalink)
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You need an OBD2 reader to get the codes, no shortcuts. You might get it
read free at a car parts place, some do it.
Oh yeah, make sure the cas cap is on tight, that will set it off
sometimes.

mike
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jnb wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> my mother-in-law's car check engine light came on. nothing seems to be wrong
> with the car, i.e. running fine/fluids full, etc.
>
> I was wondering if there is a way to check codes like there is on chrysler
> product where you cycle the ignition and count blinking lights?
>
> the car is a 2000 Avalon with 66k.
>
> Thanks in advance for any tips and help
>
> Brad

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Old 02 Oct 2003, 04:12 pm   #3 (permalink)
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gas cap was the first thing i checked and it was on tight.

Brad

"MB" <mkb@sonic.net> wrote in message news:3F7B90CA.B65A0386@sonic.net...
> You need an OBD2 reader to get the codes, no shortcuts. You might get it
> read free at a car parts place, some do it.
> Oh yeah, make sure the cas cap is on tight, that will set it off
> sometimes.
>
> mike
> -----------
>
> jnb wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > my mother-in-law's car check engine light came on. nothing seems to be

wrong
> > with the car, i.e. running fine/fluids full, etc.
> >
> > I was wondering if there is a way to check codes like there is on

chrysler
> > product where you cycle the ignition and count blinking lights?
> >
> > the car is a 2000 Avalon with 66k.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any tips and help
> >
> > Brad



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Old 02 Oct 2003, 09:28 pm   #4 (permalink)
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You can get an odb2 reader for about 125 bucks, so probably someone you
know has one already. The shops will usually charge you 90 bucks to read
it, it takes all of 2 minutes. Good luck.
I read em for 5 bucks in the south bay area.

mike
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jnb wrote:
>
> gas cap was the first thing i checked and it was on tight.
>
> Brad
>
> "MB" <mkb@sonic.net> wrote in message news:3F7B90CA.B65A0386@sonic.net...
> > You need an OBD2 reader to get the codes, no shortcuts. You might get it
> > read free at a car parts place, some do it.
> > Oh yeah, make sure the cas cap is on tight, that will set it off
> > sometimes.
> >
> > mike
> > -----------
> >
> > jnb wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > my mother-in-law's car check engine light came on. nothing seems to be

> wrong
> > > with the car, i.e. running fine/fluids full, etc.
> > >
> > > I was wondering if there is a way to check codes like there is on

> chrysler
> > > product where you cycle the ignition and count blinking lights?
> > >
> > > the car is a 2000 Avalon with 66k.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for any tips and help
> > >
> > > Brad

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Old 02 Oct 2003, 10:49 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: check engine light

My 99 Camry has the engine light on for two weeks now. I had it checked by a
licensed mechanic for free. My code is: P0441 This is an Evaporative
Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow. Very insignificant thing and
will not affect the car's ability to perform at it's optimal level. I'll
probably need a stupid VSV = Vapor Pressure Sensor.




"jnb" <bgocheno@insight.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> my mother-in-law's car check engine light came on. nothing seems to be

wrong
> with the car, i.e. running fine/fluids full, etc.
>
> I was wondering if there is a way to check codes like there is on chrysler
> product where you cycle the ignition and count blinking lights?
>
> the car is a 2000 Avalon with 66k.
>
> Thanks in advance for any tips and help
>
> Brad
>
>



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