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Old 05-13-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
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I was passing by a Sunoco 2 weeks ago and got some 93 instead of the usual premium gas. Then I got the CEL on. I called STS, Pepboys and Somerset Subaru Dealer in central NJ. They all charge around $90 for the reset. Does anyone know anywhere in CNJ will do reset for free? Thank you.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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Detach negative battery terminal

Step on brakes till power is out

Re-attach negative terminal
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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most autozones will scan it for free. might as well find out what's triggering it. they'll reset it too if they're not dickheads about it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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the CEL turns on to tell you something is wrong. Resetting the ECU doesn't fix whatever is wrong with the car
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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i don't feel anything wrong with my car, i think it was the 93 gas that triggered the CEL as i heard some people have similar situation.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:46 AM   #6
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shoot come over here.. ill reset yer CEL for half the price!

$45 =)
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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Yea dude I would go to autozone they'll pull the code for free then you can tell whether or not something really is wrong. I would right now check your oil level and filter, when was the last time you did that?

PS you should be using 93 gas unless you're tuned differently, so using 93 should NOT throw a cel. Good luck, get to AZ.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #8
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you should check your gas cap to see if its lose that throws a cel
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:09 PM   #9
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You can reset your ecu by just disconnecting your battery and pumping the brakes for a few seconds. If there is something wrong with your car, the cel will just come back, its just a matter of time.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #10
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where in CJ are you located
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:49 PM   #11
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i don't feel anything wrong with my car, i think it was the 93 gas that triggered the CEL as i heard some people have similar situation.
As opposed to what?

Everywhere I go in the tri-state only has 93 octane

Do you mean you put in 87?
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:21 PM   #12
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Instead of paying ppl to check your CEL why dont you spend the money on one of those cheap scan tools and code book. It practically pays for itself in after two CEL's.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:34 PM   #13
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http://www.autozone.com/autozone/sto...questid=275559

choose one...come back and post up what cel code you have.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:51 PM   #14
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Yeah, why would 93 octane trigger a cel???
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:12 PM   #15
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Probably a lose gas cap..
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:41 PM   #16
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better gas is in no way gonna cause a check engine light. i second the loose gas cap.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:55 PM   #17
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Instead of paying ppl to check your CEL why dont you spend the money on one of those cheap scan tools and code book. It practically pays for itself in after two CEL's.
+1 i purchased one from sears awhile ago and it came in handy so many times.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:11 PM   #18
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I just came back from Autozone, the code is P0031:
-heater control circuit low
probable cause
BB1 - Open or short circuit condition
BB2 - Poor electrical connection
BB3 - Failed H02S11

any idea?
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:53 PM   #19
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P0031
HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 1 Sensor 1)

bank 1 O2 sensor?
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:00 PM   #20
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looks like it might be time for a front 02 sensor
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:04 PM   #21
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^^^ this. had to replace mine so i could pass inspection. chances are if you reset it and didn't fix the problem, it's coming back. home many miles on the clock?

edit - just looked at your car info. hmmm...only an 05. are o2 sensors known to crap out that soon?
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:02 PM   #22
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maybe you didn't put your gas cap on right?

have an accessport? that thing was amazing for cel codes.

but autozone ran my codes for free. and if its just a fluke, then you can pull the battey cable and reset it yourself.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #23
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maybe you didn't put your gas cap on right?

have an accessport? that thing was amazing for cel codes.

but autozone ran my codes for free. and if its just a fluke, then you can pull the battey cable and reset it yourself.
For the love of forum etiquette read the thread!

+1 for front o2 sensor... How many miles on the clock?
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #24
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^^ Haha
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:31 PM   #25
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hmm just came across this thread.. might be helpful to OP
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1660218
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