What does this light really mean? Well it can be a number of things from a CAN Module malfunction,bad sensor, PCM, TPS, Knock sensor or even a simple broken wire, to even the most out there thing you could think of and there is a mouse in the engine(yes we have seen that). So what do all those things mean or do for that matter. Well modern vehicles control everything with computers and sensors that read anything from pressure, temperature, movement and a slew of other items. There are so many electronics on cars now it would astonish you. Some vehicle have as many as 61 computers, last time we counted. Ya 61 little macs or microsoft computer processing little pains in the you know what. So how do you know what to do? Simple you only need to know one thing, find the right people to fix it. There are lots of people out there that can fix it, not just us, but you need to make sure they are not using those words I did earlier to confuse you and make you think your car is going to start on fire tomorrow. It won’t, we use torches on cars and they don’t start on fire so the chances are slim. Come see us and well explain every step of the way as to why we are testing what we are testing and what you are going to pay for. Our shop is customer friendly and we welcome you to come on out and see what we are seeing and well take the time to explain it to you in a way you an make an educated decision.

 

And those big silly words earlier if you are curious’

TPS- Throttle Position Sensor

PCM – Powertrain Control Module/Computer, yep one of the 61

Knock Sensor – Mesures if your engine is pinging, yep they do that

CAN Module – A computer that shares info from other computers to other computers.

2016-05-17T16:47:40+00:00 Mechanic Advice|0 Comments

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