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Old 03-23-2010, 12:23 PM
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Mine did the same thing a few months ago. I was running late for work, ran out and hoped in it and DING. When I saw the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) I about had a melt down right there. Took it to the dealer this next morning. Turned out the EGR valve had went bad with like 12,000 miles on it. It took about a week to order in.

Talk about frustrating, driving my brand new truck with the MIL on. If I wanted to drive around with the check engine light on I would have kept my old Jeep.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:33 PM
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NOT THAT THIS IS IT.....BUT....

It could be nothing. There have been times that I had a CHECK ENGINE LIGHT come on when the temps were cold...because of this:

When the temp is cold the truck runs a little leaner than normal. So when the exhaust fumes go by the oxygen sensor it sets it off and VIOLA...you get a check engine light.

Usually the check engine lights mean a sensor is bad...or one was set off by something else. The cold temp is a big factor in running lean/rich.

So see if it happens again..... before you go thinking the worst.

If the light is still on...go to an auto parts store and have them turn the light out with one of their code checkers and see if it happens again before you go replacing parts.

Hopefully what I've written will be the case, and you really don't have any issues.

Have a good day.

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Old 03-23-2010, 04:19 PM
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NOT THAT THIS IS IT.....BUT....

It could be nothing. There have been times that I had a CHECK ENGINE LIGHT come on when the temps were cold...because of this:

When the temp is cold the truck runs a little leaner than normal. So when the exhaust fumes go by the oxygen sensor it sets it off and VIOLA...you get a check engine light.

Usually the check engine lights mean a sensor is bad...or one was set off by something else. The cold temp is a big factor in running lean/rich.

So see if it happens again..... before you go thinking the worst.

If the light is still on...go to an auto parts store and have them turn the light out with one of their code checkers and see if it happens again before you go replacing parts.

Hopefully what I've written will be the case, and you really don't have any issues.

Have a good day.

Clark (SupermanWV)

This makes sense, Saturday I travel 75 miles in 40 degree temps, then I went to a Dodge dealer to look at a 2010 Ram in Tango Mango (1st one I've seen), as I got back in to my truck to leave the check engine light came on. I'm thinking WTF. It stayed on till Monday then went off, so I'm assuming your explanation fits my situation. BTW I may get that 2010 if the salesman can work me a dealz!
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:35 AM
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Ok, here's the thang. Keep in mind I'm getting this second hand through my wife, as I have not seen the paperwork.

...and I quote, "The guy said something slipped".... now, at this point I'm thinkin'... timing....what, no. "No that's not it" Hummm, "He said it was an easy fix. He had to disconnect the battery" .... OK. There you go!!!

I'll post a copy of the computer read out when I see it, and hopefully its got some code one of you good Z peps can figure out.

@Superman, sounds like you my have hit pretty close to the nail!!
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It could be something as simple as a computer reprogram. Low mileage failures aren't all that uncommon. Sometimes something just isn't built right. That's what the warranty was designed for. I just had a 2010 Jeep Liberty in today with 3000 miles on it and it had a check engine light and needed a thermostat. The thermostat was stuck open and it set a Thermostat rationality code.
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At around 15k mine went on as i was merging onto the highway. i was like facccckkkk!!!

Ended up being a sort running valve. part of the hemi i guess. Drove around with it for the weekend it went away the day before taking it in. Still took it in and got it replaced.
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Good luck and let us know how it makes out .
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I finally got around to reading the slip of paper the dealer gave my wifey. Code was: P303 Drive train control module. Corrective action: Updated the DTCM. Thought I'd let you know!!
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I am glad it was repairable. It sounds like computer lingo to me. So is she doing better for you?
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Ya... she's behaving!!! She goes back in on Monday for an exhaust leak recall.
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