Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 23:48:01 GMT
From: Bob <>
Subject: Re: 1996 900S Check Engine Light

On Fri, 08 Feb 2002 23:13:55 GMT, "Maura Bracco" <> wrote: >I'm thinking of just buying >a reset tool for around $150 and resetting it when it comes on since thats >what the old garage did, and I trusted them. > >Anyone think this is the best route to go? Anyone have similar experiences >with a 1996 900s? Possible causes? Solutions? Comments? > I'd replace the gas cap first. It's a known issue. The light should go out by itself if that is the problem after a few starts. You might even be able to get away with just twisting it closed a little better. I've heard that you can get an idea of the problem by turning the key to the on position (don't start the car) and watching the number of times the check engine light blinks before coming on steady. That points at a general area: I will did out the chart and post it if you can get it to blink. Mine would not blink but instead came on steady for what I think was the gas cap problem. If that doesn't work, you could get an interface for your computer that will pull the codes for you and tell you what's wrong. There's one that goes for around $130, I can dig out the URL if you are interested. You might also do a minor tune up by replacing the plugs and air filter, also check the vacuum lines for any obvious breaks. Bob

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