Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday September 2, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Normally Aspirated Powertrain

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2004, 02:27 AM   #1
crk4
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 43617
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Florham Park, NJ
Vehicle:
1976 Ford Bronco
R.I.P. Mark Vos, 96 ob

Default Check engine light went on tonight

I know this is almost impossible to diagnose, but here it goes:

Got 140,750 miles on the clock, K&N drop in filter and snorcusectomy. And I am missing one nut for the MAF sensor thingy that attaches to the airbox...though i tightened the other ones the other day.

My car has been running kinda rough recently and at a point on tonights drive it had an idle of about 350 rpm, then it went away. The engine just doesn't sound too healthy. I do kinda beat it and haven't changed the oil in about 3,000 miles or a tad bit more.

Does the check engine light go on when the oil level is low enough?

IS THERE any way that I can find the codes from the computer and find out the problem w/o going to a shop to pay to go on the computer?

I heard AutoZone will check codes for free, but I know when I had my 1989 Bronco, you could check the codes by hooking up a voltmeter thus giving you pulses and u can figure out the code number and look it up in a book.

Help I don't want to lose my engine.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
crk4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2004, 07:07 AM   #2
Mulder
Trust no one
Moderator
 
Member#: 11170
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
02 WRX
15 WRX/05 GTO

Default

The oil level has nothing to do with the CEL. There is no oil level sensor other than your eyes when you check the dipstick.
Your Bronco was an OBDI-compliant vehicle and probably had a way to check codes by getting the CEL to flash them out. This is not an option on post-96 vehicles which are OBDII, the codes must be read with a scanner.
Go to an Autozone if it's convenient for you. Also depending on where in NJ you are you can get in touch with AZP, they'll check it for you.
Try posting in Tri-State in case there is someone else near you with a scanner, lots of members have them.
Mulder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2004, 09:00 PM   #3
marcus12
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 45613
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Columbia, CT
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT Ltd.
Satin White Pearl

Default

what Mulder said.

Could be an o2 sensor or ya may need spark plugs and wires...

//marcus
marcus12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2004, 12:34 AM   #4
crk4
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 43617
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Florham Park, NJ
Vehicle:
1976 Ford Bronco
R.I.P. Mark Vos, 96 ob

Default

Okay. I reset the ECU and all is good for now.
crk4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2004, 07:10 AM   #5
Mulder
Trust no one
Moderator
 
Member#: 11170
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
02 WRX
15 WRX/05 GTO

Default

Resetting the ECU is not the proper way to deal with a CEL. All you've done is erase the code from memory so it can't be read to determine what the problem was/is. You may be lucky and it was a transient problem, if so the light may not come back. Otherwise if the condition still exists the CEL will come back in short order since a reset doesn't actually fix anything.
A full reset also clears the learned data from the ECU so the learning process has to then begin all over again.
When/if the CEL comes back on have it scanned instead of doing another reset.
Mulder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2004, 03:20 AM   #6
crk4
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 43617
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Florham Park, NJ
Vehicle:
1976 Ford Bronco
R.I.P. Mark Vos, 96 ob

Default

the scan is for P0106......I a in dire straits noww what do i do.
crk4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2004, 06:30 AM   #7
eurojax
Review Crew
 
Member#: 34269
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Broomfield, CO
Vehicle:
Only marginally
funny.

Default

P0106 Pressure sensor circuit range/performance problem (low input)
eurojax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2004, 07:10 AM   #8
Mulder
Trust no one
Moderator
 
Member#: 11170
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
02 WRX
15 WRX/05 GTO

Default

This indicates a problem with the MAP sensor or related wiring.
Mulder is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
check engine light went on. feel like a retard GI.George13 Newbies & FAQs 38 04-28-2010 04:54 PM
Went into a ditch now a "rear diff temp" check engine light is on?? bloopsta26 Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain 19 01-01-2007 05:03 PM
Check engine light went on...any ideas??? Dark Anghell Normally Aspirated Powertrain 11 02-10-2005 11:59 PM
Check engine light went on, anyone know why? kenshiro Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 20 03-05-2002 06:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.