My 97 Nissan Centra check engine light is on. It was on before until the mechanic reset it. He said it wasn’t too serious something to do with a sensor. He mentioned that it might turn on again and not to worry. But that was a month ago and it’s back on. What are your thoughts?
My thoughts are:
- Post the code(s) here, if you know them, otherwise buy an inexpensive code reader/scan tool, or go to an auto parts store to have the codes read for free.
- Is your car running fine, other than the check engine light being illuminated?
- Do you have to pass an emissions test anytime soon? If not, and if the car runs fine, many people choose to ignore the light and save their money. I can’t say I blame them, especially on an old car with a lot of miles.
My car seems to be running fine. I do have this scrubbing when I break. But the guy said my breaks are like new. Just have rust on them. ( The car has been sitting for a year or so.) I do need to get my front end realigned. My belt squeaks when I do sharp turns. Like backing out. On my way home tonight it kinda seemed like I was hearing squeaking while pressing on the gas.
Replace the belt.
Who knows, it might take care of your engine code also, but don’t hold your breath.