1st thing you need to do, is GET A CODE NUMBER (thats why the engine light is on, its telling you that it has detected a problem)
I do not know your situation, If you can get it to Autozone or Advance Auto, others too, They can code it for FREE!
They can usually tell you what the code is related to, maybe sell you the part and show you where it goes
You can also purchase a "READER" at those stores
My primitive ways used to be, LOAD UP on the Car dolly and drag it down there for the Test, if I was not running
I also sorta got to be a regular, and sometimes when they closed, I could get an employee to drop by and code it at my house
But now I have the Machine (the lower end ones, are really not too expensive (get at the parts store). You "WILL" need it again (trust me), or you could rent it to your buddy to get some reimbursement)
If you do code it at home, the Auto Stores, will still help you with the "CODE MEANINGS" and parts
If not, Resubmit your question here (a new question) with your code results. One of the ASE certified guys will help you determine what to do next.
Regardless, whatever you do, let me know if it was simple and inexpensive---normally its a sensor less than $100, maybe a lot less!
Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 4:35 AM