Engine light


#1

1994 Infinity 133,000 miles. “engine check” light will go on in the first 5 miles on the road and it turns off within 30-50 seconds. And stay off the rest of time. Any one? Why the light is on and then why the is off? Sounds serious , but maybe not, since it turns off and stays off the next minute.


#2

Have the computer scanned as soon as you can after the ‘engine check’ light has been ‘on’. Post the exact number of the code, i.e. P01234 and the description. We can then opine what may be wrong and how much it is going to cost for repair.

Hope to help.


#3

As a guess I’d say you have a borderline condition that clears up when the car is fully warmed. This condition will not get better by itself. It will only decline. Find out now. As mentioned above, have the computer scanned for a trouble code.


#4

That CEL (check engine light) is just a kid in class waving her hand trying to get you attention because she has the answer. You need to have the codes read. Some places will read them for FREE. Try Autozone or Advanced Auto Parts. Get the exact code (like P0123) not just their translation into English and post it back here.


#5

Good answer. I’ll get the code. Thanks a lot.