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2kcelicagt
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Aug 24, 11:54am - #258211 
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.

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Aug 24, 12:09pm - #258212 
what is a CEL?

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Aug 24, 12:11pm - #258213 
check engine light

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Aug 24, 12:19pm - #258214 
Clean your MAF & reset your ECU.

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Aug 24, 3:52pm - #258215 
MAF

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Aug 24, 3:57pm - #258216 
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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Aug 24, 5:06pm - #258217 
How do I clean the MAF?

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Aug 24, 5:08pm - #258218 
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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Aug 24, 5:09pm - #258219 
How do I get the code pulled? at the dealership?

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Aug 24, 5:13pm - #258220 
Originally Posted by 2kcelicagt
How do I get the code pulled? at the dealership?
Autozone will do it for free.


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Aug 24, 5:14pm - #258221 
k, thanks, when I get I will post it

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Aug 24, 5:36pm - #258222 
cool. I wanna know, it will help me for future ref.

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Aug 24, 6:35pm - #258223 
Almost everyone who hasn't done it before should do their MAF anyway. If its a problem the CEL will pop up again anyway.

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Aug 24, 6:57pm - #258224 
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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Aug 25, 2:17pm - #258225 
I went outside this morning to go get the cleaner and the check engine light was off. should I still clean it?

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Aug 25, 2:48pm - #258226 
doesnt hurt it to clean it, unless your not careful.


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Aug 25, 3:49pm - #258227 
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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