Recently, my dummy light (check engine light) came on. Because my odometer stopped working around 150k miles, I have no way to tell how long my last fluid change was. When the dummy light comes on, tells me "dummy you forgot to change the fluids!". That being said, I checked and changed my trans fluid and engine oil. The light stayed lit for about 15 min after the change. After that, it was fine.
The next day, I was driving to the store and the dummy light came back on. This time, the engine bogged down. For those who are familiar with standard, it felt equivalent to traveling at 40 mph and downshifting into 1st gear. I pulled the car over and shut it off. I checked all the fluids again and everything was fine. I started the car up and the light was off.
Drove again the next day and the light came on as soon as the car turned over. I am taking it into the shop on Friday, but I was hoping someone had some insight as to what the problem might be.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 AT 1:14 AM