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Old 09-24-2007, 03:38 AM   #1
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Just a quick question. I have an '06 WRX tr and a while back I had a check engine light along with cruise control disabled. The codes were, if I remember right, cyl. 3 misfire and rich condition. I understand the rich condition due to the misfire, but when I took it to the dealer to have it checked out, the code cleared itself before the tech could check it out.

I myself am a technician, and left the code in. I just had it scanned at a local autozone to get specific DTC's. My car is still bone stock. What bothers me is that the code dissappeared some time between me dropping my car off at a local dealer and the tech driving the car to his bay.

Is this kind of thing a common problem? I did have to drive the car for about 3 days after the code set off the check engine light. I'm assuming that the car set all monitors with no problems and cleared the codes by itself.

I just want to know if it happens again. Should I worry or do I just clear the code and go?
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:54 AM   #2
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Misfire codes that are bad enough to have the whole check engine light and blinking cruise indicator don't reset themselves. And they don't magically "go away".....the code was still in the computer. Maybe it got cleared by the reader at the autozone....that is my only guess.

And for the love of God do not just clear it and go...get it on record that you have a problem.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:04 PM   #3
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The code was left in at autozone, and was still there, up until the tech got into my car, at least thats what it seems like. I pulled the car into the dealer's shop, with the light on and cruise disabled. When the tech scanned it, there was nothing in the computer, according to the service writer. What really pissed me off is that he accused me of disconnecting the battery. I understand where he was coming from, but I'm not that retarded. This has been boggling my mind for a while now. My car is running fine now, and no check engine light since. I just want to make sure this kind of thing isn't going to cause a problem once the warrenty is up.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:06 PM   #4
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By the way, the dealer has it on record, and I have a copy of the work order myself. I am a technician training to be a machinist. I know the ins and outs of cars, but this thing really baffled me. I know that codes don't dissappear. I'm wondering if the tech at the dealer cleared the code by accident and tried to blame it on me.

I didn't realize how stupid that sounded last night when I wrote, just clear it and go. I do know better than that.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:45 PM   #5
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^^^

Probably not by accident...

He probably wanted to reset the code to see if it would come right back on. But it didnt so they gave you one of the "Well, if it comes back on bring it back to us" deals....
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