ENGINE LIGHT

2004 Isuzu Rodeo

Tiny

steelers322

August, 1, 2011 AT 11:45 AM

Engine light is on, I looked in the owner's manual book and it stated that is relating to an emission problem. When driving it feels like is getting back. Do I need or tune up or what could be the problem? I really fill it hesitating going up a hill

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1 Answer

Tiny

Wrenchtech

August, 1, 2011 AT 12:12 PM

The "check engine" light is an indicator for a system that monitors many electronic functions in the system, also called the "malfunction indicator lamp" (MIL). It can come on for any of hundreds of different causes from any of the systems that the computer monitors. Some are very important and can lead to further component or engine damage and some are emissions related not as serious but still a problem and need to be repaired.

Your first step is to have the computer scanned to retrieve the trouble codes that were set when the check engine light came on. Those codes will give you specific information about what the computer saw and will get you pointed in the right direction to find your problem. With a 1996 or newer and some 95 cars and you have an AutoZone or Advanced auto parts in your area, they will read them for free. Once you have these code numbers, we can be a lot more specific about what your problem may be.

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