Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Buick Century Automatic 117000 miles
I know this light is programmed to come on very briefly when starting the car. My problem is when this light then stays on, which started happening with some frequency a few weeks ago. It usually occurs when starting the car with a warmed engine. If it comes on, the engine will run rough, like it is not getting enough air, especially when going up an incline.
The light almost never comes on when the car is first started with a cold engine, and it is unlikely that it will come on while driving. But if I make a stop at a store or gas station and turn off the engine, it will usually come on and then it stays on. If I repeatly restart the car, there is a chance that I will be successful and it will not come on.
I am out of state assisting a family member, and I have no idea what to do and where to go for help with this. I have no "codes" and don't know how/where to get them. I have been told that it would cost me considerably to get this diagnosed and that I should just ignore it and keep restarting.
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 16th, 2008 AT 1:37 PM