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Old 09-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Service engine soon light came on

Sorry last thread title was wrong!!!! What could this light mean???
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take it to autozone & get the engine code read possibly. it could be as simple as a loose gas cap
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take it to autozone & get the engine code read possibly. it could be as simple as a loose gas cap
So nothing serious??? I just went to autozone and the guy said they don't read codes in California, I'm pissed off cuz I never heard of that. He said check engine light? I told him no it's service engine and he kept telling me it was a check engine light. lmao WTF Im not stupid dude.
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I didn't know California didn't even read the codes? that's odd

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i would say if the car isn't driving bad then its not important. i guess it could mean simple maintenance stuff like oil, air, plugs, or wires or something like that but im not positive
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I didn't know California didn't even read the codes? that's odd
No he said its illegal in Cali
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No he said its illegal in Cali
i thought they read them but i thought it was illegal to like erase them
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i thought they read them but i thought it was illegal to like erase them
Apparently autopart stores in Cali can't even read them
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so could an actual mechanic shop?
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so could an actual mechanic shop?
I hope so, imma take it to my work tomorrow and have them run the codes, I smell a little bit of gas past week on passenger side which is where the gas cap is after driving so I'm hoping that's what it is.
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hopefully its simple!
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:17 AM   #11
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A check engine light and service engine light are the same thing...you work at ford right? Either way....as I posted in the other thread...there are over 2000 codes. With your symptoms could be anything from gasket to grommet to cap.
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my bad if you already covered that Wendell :\
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idk where the hell you're going to. Reading codes is not illegal. Auto techs call those lights MILL lights. It cost about $80-$90 to get them read and or cleared. If I were you I'd invest in a cheap scan tool. Cost about the same. If you work for ford then ask if you can plug it in to get the codes.
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It's the same thing..
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idk where the hell you're going to. Reading codes is not illegal. Auto techs call those lights MILL lights. It cost about $80-$90 to get them read and or cleared. If I were you I'd invest in a cheap scan tool. Cost about the same. If you work for ford then ask if you can plug it in to get the codes.
Facepalm California prohibits autopart stores to read check engine lights. The law. I will have to wait Til I go to work to get it checked out
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Facepalm California prohibits autopart stores to read check engine lights. The law. I will have to wait Til I go to work to get it checked out
Problem solved. Works well for me. +$40 for software and its cheaper than a code reader
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So buy a scan tool off of amazon. You can buy blue tooth models to connect to your smart phone for about $30.

Edit: lol just saw the post above me..that works
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So buy a scan tool off of amazon. You can buy blue tooth models to connect to your smart phone for about $30.

Edit: lol just saw the post above me..that works
It's what I got lol payed $40 for the software for iPhone and I love it
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No he said its illegal in Cali
Go to Meineke or how ever you spell it on auto center drive and w 18th they will check it for free and tell you the codes. Ask for Bruce.
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