Category Archives: Check Engine Light

Why Does My Check Engine Light Flash

Why Does My Check Engine Light Flash

Why Does My Check Engine Light Flash? When your Check Engine Light Flashes this is an indication of a serious issue with your engine. While sometimes it can be as simple as changing out the Spark Plugs and Wires or Coils depending on what the vehicle has. On the other hand, it can be more serious and take dedicated equipment to find the issue. One of the first things we do is hook a scan tool to the diagnostic port of the vehicle to look for clues. Depending on what we find we may have to hook our lab scope to the wires at the sensors or the ECM to check signal integrity. If all that looks good, we use pressure sensors in the cylinder, intake manifold and exhaust pipe to find the mechanical issues in the engine. This equipment can find burnt valves, bad timing belts and broken piston rings as well as a lot of other mechanical issues with out a lot of time spent taking the engine apart. If your Check Engine Light is Flashing or on give us a call and we would be more than happy to help y ... read more

Why does my Check Engine Light Come on

Why does my Check Engine Light Come on

Why does my Check Engine Light come on? The check engine light comes on when there is a fault in the engine emissions system. There are many reasons why it could come on. When your Check Engine Light is on your car is telling you something is wrong with it. It is best to get your Check Engine Light checked out as soon as possible. If your Check Engine Light is flashing that means the Catalytic Convertor in your car is going to damaged if you keep driving your vehicle. When your Check Engine Light is on an OEM level scan tool, or the OEM scan tool will need to be hooked to your car’s diagnostic port to retrieve the Check Engine Light codes. We retrieve the codes from your vehicle and look up the testing process in Service Information. The testing procedure needs to be followed step by step to reach the proper analysis and that could be anything from a sensor that has failed and sending the wrong information to the engine ECM to a broken wire. Sometimes it may be as simple as perfo ... read more