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So My truck has been driving just fine since I got it but for the last two days its been raining non stop. On Saturday night I was driving around, truck worked fine and most importantly, no Check Engine light was on. When I parked the truck that night, It had rained all night and when I went to start it the next morning, My check engine light came on and stayed. Other then the light being on, the truck works and drives perfectly. This is my first ever vehicle so any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. I plan on taking it it to shop but at this point I might have to wait til January. Is that taking a risk?
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You need to go to the User CP and fill out the info there about your truck. Next, you need to have the PCM scanned for active and stored codes. Once you've done that, we can offer up some suggestions.
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That's a start. When you get those DTC's let us know. Otherwise we're like doctors trying to treat a patient whose only complaint is not feeling good.
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I was hoping there was something I can at least check or possibly clear. Also, As of right now the light just stays lit, If it starts flashing Should I just completely park it. I plan on taking it in but This couldn't of happen at a worse time with the holidays and what not.
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Try a local parts store, like Auto Zone if you have one nearby. Many of them will scan it for free and tell you what the codes are.
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Try a local parts store, like Auto Zone if you have one nearby. Many of them will scan it for free and tell you what the codes are.
apparently California passed a state law that they cant check any more. This is what the dude from AutoZone told me. He could be BSing thu
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Apparently there is some shred of truth to that. As I understand it, Auto Zone is no longer doing it due to lawsuits stemming from misdiagnosis claims. CSK has this policy in place as well. I presume you can still buy your own code grabber for $50 or so and read and clear them yourself. You can try other parts retailers and see if they do it. It's definately worth a few phone calls.
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Apparently there is some shred of truth to that. As I understand it, Auto Zone is no longer doing it due to lawsuits stemming from misdiagnosis claims. CSK has this policy in place as well. I presume you can still buy your own code grabber for $50 or so and read and clear them yourself. You can try other parts retailers and see if they do it. It's definately worth a few phone calls.
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Could be something as simple as a gas cap replacement . Need code to help pinpoint the problem .
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