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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:17 pm 
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My check engine light came on 94 suzuki swift 4dr sedan with 1.3 motor has a 5sp transmission. car still runs fine though. I tried going to autozone to do the free check and they told me they cant run a test on it to see what code it gives because its a 1994. I took the battery cable off waited a good 30 minutes put it back on and the light turned off. I drove the car around for a little trip to the store and the light came back on. What are my options at this point? how can I get a code so that I know what is going on with my little car. any help.. thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:03 pm 
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Click on this link then click on the link in the thread. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=48173&hilit=getting+codes#p360251


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:19 pm 
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I wouldn't worry to much about it, if it is working well, drive it until you have time to pull codes manually, it's not hard on these. There is a reasonable chance it's throwing an oxygen sensor code, but that's just a guess and one of the more common ones I'd say. Oxygen sensors are supposed to be replaced now and again, but rarely get changed on these little cars since they tend to work fairly well for so long.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:09 am 
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i clicked that link and I printed out that paper but i'm not to sure if I understand it 100%

the car has 160,XXX miles on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:24 am 
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Take the paper you printed
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and the car to the local auto parts shop or the corner mechanic.
They'll be able to figure it out on your high mileage car.

(IF it was low mileage, you could do it.)

:drunk:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:05 pm 
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miles are in ref to the oxygen sensor smart mouf folio :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:31 pm 
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Joeyman wrote:
i clicked that link and I printed out that paper but i'm not to sure if I understand it 100%

the car has 160,XXX miles on it.

1.) You don't understand the paper 100% - so take it so someone who does.
2.) the CAR has 160K miles on it - oh, I get it. You want us to ASSUME it is the original O2 sensor. (smart mouf folio)

You seem to be taking more time to argue about the problem than to fix it.

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Let me spell it out for you:

You've got a check engine light.
The boys have been nice about telling you what to do.
Now is the time to go do it, or pay someone to 'check for codes'.

And that's how the cow ate the cabbage - and welcome to Teamswift.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:20 am 
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How about being nicer and asking what questions do you have about what the paper is talking about instead of being internet assholes? after all this is a message board for questions. is it not?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:24 pm 
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Post the codes you get and you will get the help you need. Egr did come to mind after reading the posted picture, which often is a fairly easy fix, usually plugged passages that need cleaning.

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1993 Civic si h22a, fell in my lap, couldn't resist!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:35 pm 
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Cleaned my EGR valve out and it fixed the problem. I could not believe how much carbon build up there was. the damn thing was clogged. A new EGR is going for about $120 bucks here in st. Louis mo..I cleaned out mine and replaced the gasket all for $1.69


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