98 dodge stratus-check engine light

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Old 01-27-02, 06:01 PM
crick
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98 dodge stratus-check engine light

check engine light is on,checked engine totally,not anything basic like oil or coolant. im sure its a sensor, the car runs fine, have reset the light,it stays off for three days of running ,then comes back on,any ideas?
 
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Old 01-27-02, 06:55 PM
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Go to Autozone. Rent their OBDII computer scanner.

Put it on your car and pull the codes. Tell us what you find.
 
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Old 02-01-02, 03:47 PM
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The night before last, my check engine light came on too. I have a 1997 Dodge Stratus. Would I use the same tester? How would I even go about resetting the computer. I heard that some of the computers have a 9v battery that may need to be periodically replaced - is that true?
 
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Old 02-01-02, 08:24 PM
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Yes, same tester, likely a different adapter.

9V battery is news to me.

Some oil change lamps (BMW for one) have batteries, but not the main computer.

It's not remote controlled
 
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Old 02-02-02, 08:33 AM
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Joe is correct on this, shouldn't be any battery involved.....after scanning the codes with the OBDII unit you use the scan tool to "erase" all the stored codes, then you're good to go until the next episode...if MIL light comes on again, you haven't solved the original problem or have developed a new one......
 
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