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by matthew1 » 14 Sep 2003, 04:08
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by Volvo98T5 » 24 Jun 2007, 02:50
by Trilarry » 24 Jun 2007, 03:20
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by Volvo98T5 » 26 Jun 2007, 23:43
Trilarry wrote:Take the Car to AutoZone or any Chain Autopart Store and Have them read the codes. Since the light came back it's indicating that there is indeed a problem. And yes there are many codes. write them down after Autozone reads them out to you and post them here.
by Ozark Lee » 27 Jun 2007, 01:16
by cyclmck » 28 Jun 2007, 04:27
green mountain wrote:I have a 1998 Volvo S70 GT that has had its CHECK ENGINE light come on 4 times in the past 5 months. The problem has always been a "gross evaporative leak" from the fuel system (per the fault codes pulled at the dealership and elsewhere). The dealer has replaced the fuel cap (and charged me for it), but otherwise insists the problem is not tightening the fuel cap. I HAVE been tightening the cap (its really not rocket scienc)-- it just pops off when tested moments later. Is there any other recourse to be taken with the dealership that others have found to work? The vehicle is under warranty, but the nuisance of this problem is making me sick. This is the fifth generation Volvo in my family, but my trouble with the car makes me want to head for the Honda store at times.
by Volvo98T5 » 01 Jul 2007, 17:29
Ozark Lee wrote:In answer to your questions:
Yes, there can be hundreds of different fault codes that cause a Check Engine Light to come on. The code number describes the particular fault. As far as what to ask for at Autotozone/Advance/whatever auto parts store just tell them that you have a check engine light and need your codes read.
If possible have them print the code out or otherwise have a pen and a pad to write them down. The codes will start with a P followed by 4 numbers.
The free code reading service from some pimple faced kid that can't figure out how to run the cash register always comes with a suggestion that if you buy a new disgronificator ($ US 89.99) it will surely fix your problem. I would suggest that you decline and post your codes here. That will give us much more guidance in helping you fix your real problem.