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Old 01 Aug 2012, 12:01 pm
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Woke up this morning to the car not starting we were getting the clicking from the starter. We replaced the battery and the car started up like a champ. however the check engine light is now on. could there be something that we need to reset or is there something more going on there???? Help please!
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 12:24 pm
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Default Re: Engine light on after new battery

If the engine light is on, you have a fault code stored in the computer. Follow the instructions and tell us what the code is so we can help you.

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 02:01 pm
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Default Re: Engine light on after new battery

Once in a while, on the pt's, if the engine takes longer to start, the pcm will trigger a start code, but once a new battery is installed, it will not reoccur after clearing. I do not have that code at this time. I will search
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 02:51 pm
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Default Re: Engine light on after new battery

Thanks for the reply will try that this evening and see what the code comes up with. In the mean time what simple inexpensives things can i do to sup this puppy up. any recomendations?
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If it's a non-turbo, almost nothing. If it's a GT or a Turbo Lite, plenty. You told us nothing about your car.
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 05:54 pm
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Default Re: Engine light on after new battery

If the battery voltage drops too low (which it did since it was dead), it will often set a battery voltage code and trigger the engine light. All you need to do is clear it.
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