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got a CEL #258211 Aug 24, 10:54am Aug 24, 10:54am
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got a CEL
I was driving done the highway the other day and my CEL popped on. I have a 2000 gt with 54000 miles. Any suggestions on what to do? I havent noticed anything different in the way the car drives.

Re: got a CEL [Re: 2kcelicagt] #258212 Aug 24, 11:09am Aug 24, 11:09am
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what is a CEL?

Re: got a CEL [Re: amtemp] #258213 Aug 24, 11:11am Aug 24, 11:11am
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check engine light

Re: got a CEL [Re: 2kcelicagt] #258214 Aug 24, 11:19am Aug 24, 11:19am
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Clean your MAF & reset your ECU.

Re: got a CEL [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #258215 Aug 24, 2:52pm Aug 24, 2:52pm
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MAF

Re: got a CEL [Re: 2kcelicagt] #258216 Aug 24, 2:57pm Aug 24, 2:57pm
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Wow. Not every CEL pertains to your MAF. If that were so, then it would be called a MAFL.


It could be anything, and all anyone can do is offer guesses until you get the code pulled and post it here. Hell, it could even be the fact that your gas cap isn't on tight enough.


And never clear a CEL unless you know what it is. Ignoring it will only cost you.


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Re: got a CEL [Re: slidr] #258217 Aug 24, 4:06pm Aug 24, 4:06pm
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How do I clean the MAF?

Re: got a CEL [Re: 2kcelicagt] #258218 Aug 24, 4:08pm Aug 24, 4:08pm
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Originally Posted by 2kcelicagt
How do I clean the MAF?
Don't do that until you know that it's the problem. Get the code pulled.


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Re: got a CEL [Re: slidr] #258219 Aug 24, 4:09pm Aug 24, 4:09pm
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How do I get the code pulled? at the dealership?

Re: got a CEL [Re: 2kcelicagt] #258220 Aug 24, 4:13pm Aug 24, 4:13pm
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Originally Posted by 2kcelicagt
How do I get the code pulled? at the dealership?
Autozone will do it for free.


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Re: got a CEL [Re: slidr] #258221 Aug 24, 4:14pm Aug 24, 4:14pm
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k, thanks, when I get I will post it

Re: got a CEL [Re: 2kcelicagt] #258222 Aug 24, 4:36pm Aug 24, 4:36pm
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cool. I wanna know, it will help me for future ref.

Re: got a CEL [Re: RookieGTS] #258223 Aug 24, 5:35pm Aug 24, 5:35pm
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Almost everyone who hasn't done it before should do their MAF anyway. If its a problem the CEL will pop up again anyway.

Re: got a CEL [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #258224 Aug 24, 5:57pm Aug 24, 5:57pm
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on my 2002 civic 2 door i could reset the CEL by just holding down the trip odometer and turn it off for a couple seconds and im set.

But that was at the 20,000 mile check


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Re: got a CEL [Re: Polykarb] #258225 Aug 25, 1:17pm Aug 25, 1:17pm
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I went outside this morning to go get the cleaner and the check engine light was off. should I still clean it?

Re: got a CEL [Re: 2kcelicagt] #258226 Aug 25, 1:48pm Aug 25, 1:48pm
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doesnt hurt it to clean it, unless your not careful.


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Re: got a CEL [Re: 2kcelicagt] #258227 Aug 25, 2:49pm Aug 25, 2:49pm
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Originally Posted by 2kcelicagt
I went outside this morning to go get the cleaner and the check engine light was off. should I still clean it?
Seriously, get the code pulled. Even if its gone, it can still be pulled.


If you want to clean your MAF, just because your CEL came on, then fine, but don't complain when your car goes ka-boom.


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