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2kcelicagt
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2kcelicagt Aug 24, 6:54pm - #258211 

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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.
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amtemp Aug 24, 7:09pm - #258212 

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what is a CEL?
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2kcelicagt Aug 24, 7:11pm - #258213 

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 24, 7:19pm - #258214 
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Clean your MAF & reset your ECU.
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Psquared Aug 24, 10:52pm - #258215 
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slidr Aug 24, 10:57pm - #258216 

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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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2kcelicagt Aug 25, 12:06am - #258217 

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How do I clean the MAF?
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slidr Aug 25, 12:08am - #258218 

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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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2kcelicagt Aug 25, 12:09am - #258219 

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How do I get the code pulled? at the dealership?
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slidr Aug 25, 12:13am - #258220 

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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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2kcelicagt Aug 25, 12:14am - #258221 

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k, thanks, when I get I will post it
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RookieGTS Aug 25, 12:36am - #258222 

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cool. I wanna know, it will help me for future ref.
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 25, 1:35am - #258223 
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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.
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Polykarb Aug 25, 1:57am - #258224 

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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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2kcelicagt Aug 25, 9:17pm - #258225 

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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?
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csheriff Aug 25, 9:48pm - #258226 
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doesnt hurt it to clean it, unless your not careful.

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slidr Aug 25, 10:49pm - #258227 

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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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