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Old 25 Aug 2009, 07:12 am
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Default Dashboard Engine Light On

For the first time this morning, the dash light that shows the icon of the engine is on. Any general idea what this might be telling me?

Thanks in advance,

HL
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Old 25 Aug 2009, 07:41 am
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Default Re: Dashboard Engine Light On

HL,

If you go to the top of the Tech & Performance section there a couple of Stickys that will tell you how to get the fault code and what the fault codes mean.

The first is called "How to retrieve fault codes" and the second is "Error Codes".

Then come back here with what you found out and someone on the forum will try and help you with further diagnostics.
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Old 25 Aug 2009, 11:58 am
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I didn't know that little feature was built into the Cruiser. The code is:

P0457

I don't see it in the list on the Sticky.

H.
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Old 25 Aug 2009, 12:18 pm
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From a not too thurough google searc (am on smoke break at work) it is saying small leak in evap system- loose gass cap.

If you would like, you can stop by any autozone or advanced discount auto and they will read the code for you and can interpid it as well. (the one off of daniels and metro has helped me on more than one occasion, but any will read a cel for free and tell you what the code means.)
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Old 25 Aug 2009, 12:32 pm
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Default Re: Dashboard Engine Light On

Sure enough - the gas cap had fallen loose. Does the engine light clear itself, or does the car need to be rebooted?

Thx.

H.
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Old 25 Aug 2009, 12:48 pm
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Should clear after i think 10 start cycles. Not sure on that though. With an obdII reader it can be cleared (autozone) or you can wait for it to go away.
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227 HP and 281 TQ

new best of 14.56 1/4 mile on 7/25/12 still using the canned tune from my diablosport predator.

*Stage 1, DSP w/93 canned tune, 3" o2 housing, 3" FWDPerformance downpipe with cutout. Bwoody solid mounts. AMX1397 TTAB with K&n drop in filter and airbox mod. AMX1397 lower pipe and AMX1397 uppipe with HKS BOV
* stock nsrt rims powdercoated black, chrome pillars.
* 3 gauge pod w/ aem wideband, Autometer ultralite oil pressure and 30/30 boost, Mopar 8" sub.*

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Old 29 Aug 2009, 07:55 am
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The engine light went off by itself after a few days, and all is well. Thanks for all help. That would have been embarrassing to drive into the Chrysler service center with a loose gascap. They probably woulda charged me $100 to clear the error.

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Old 29 Aug 2009, 03:51 pm
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At least $80 for an hours worth of diagnostics or $100 if your still under warranty and that's your deductible. That's what we are here for besides having a great time talking about our cruisers. On behalf of thoses who answered, glad it worked out for you.
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Old 29 Aug 2009, 04:39 pm
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The engine light went off by itself after a few days, and all is well. Thanks for all help. That would have been embarrassing to drive into the Chrysler service center with a loose gascap. They probably woulda charged me $100 to clear the error.

H.
Glad we were able to help.

Maybe one of the times I'm in the cape visiting my mom we might run into each other. I have a dark blue pt gt with a little k&n sticker right under the 2.4l turbo.
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227 HP and 281 TQ

new best of 14.56 1/4 mile on 7/25/12 still using the canned tune from my diablosport predator.

*Stage 1, DSP w/93 canned tune, 3" o2 housing, 3" FWDPerformance downpipe with cutout. Bwoody solid mounts. AMX1397 TTAB with K&n drop in filter and airbox mod. AMX1397 lower pipe and AMX1397 uppipe with HKS BOV
* stock nsrt rims powdercoated black, chrome pillars.
* 3 gauge pod w/ aem wideband, Autometer ultralite oil pressure and 30/30 boost, Mopar 8" sub.*

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