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QUESTION: Hey Tom--

Mike here again.

I am writing about a lady who has a 2005 Cavalier and her
"Check Engine" light just came on.

I checked all the fluids and everything is up to specs.

So, why did this light come on?

What do I check and what can I do to turn this light off?

Thanks.

Happy Holidays!

ANSWER: HI MIKE, WELL IF YOU WANT TO TURN OFF THE CK ENG LIGHT REMOVE ANY BATTERY CABLE FOR 20 MINUTES.  RECONNECT AND THE LIGHT WILL BE OFF..BUT TO CORRECT THIS ISSSUE YOU WILL NEED TO GET THIS COMPUTER SCANNED WITH A SCAN TOOL...ANY SHOP WILL HAVE A SCAN TOOL TO DO THIS. ONCE THEY SCAN THE COMPUTER THEY WILL KNOW WHAT CODE IS IN THE SYSTEM..THIS WILL TELL YOU WHAT THE FAULT IS.. IF THE CAR IS RUNNING OK MORE THEN LIKELY IT IS A EMISSION FAULT CODE. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM..

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QUESTION: Thanks.

The car is running fine, so it would be an emission fault code?

What would cause that?

Is it something that I can fix?

Could it be a bad sir filter or PCV valve?

Answer
HI MIKE,,NO ON THE AIR FILTER OR PCV VALVE..YES YOU MAYBE ABLE TO REPAIR THIS YOURSELF... TAKE THE CAR TO A PART STORE THAT WILL SCAN YOUR CAR FOR FREE AND LET ME KNOW WHAT THE CODE IS IN THE SYSTEM AND THEN I WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO LOOK FOR..MANY PART STORES WILL SCAN YOUR CAR FOR FREE, IN HOPES THAT YOU WILL BUY THE PART FROM THEM THAT IS NEEDED...THIS CODE CAN ALSO BE CAUSED BY A PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION..  THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE TO GET IT SCANNED AND THAT WILL PREVENT US FROM GUESSING... LET ME KNOW...TOM

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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