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fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
18287 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


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I think Autozone can actually reset it for you for free.



This and they will tell you what the alarm is for free.

If you live in EBR parish, just go to another parish for a inpection.






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Motorboat
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At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
9936 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


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If you live in EBR parish, just go to another parish for a inpection.


you can't since you have to give ID when you get inspection. Sure, there are "ways" around all this, but technically, you can't.






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Hugo Stiglitz
USA Fan
Bitch, I'm From Louisiana
Member since Oct 2010
56823 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


Like I said, Nazi Germany.







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cdaniel76
Member since Feb 2008
15959 posts
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I've never seen a brake tag station in Louisiana that's refused brake tags because of a check engine light.

Maybe some of the municipalities that have their own tags (Orleans, Kenner, Gretna, etc...), but I haven't heard of this before.






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Polycarp
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Feb 2009
3395 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


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For you mechanics, the problem is Oxygen Sensor, brake light sensor, and my gas guage is messed up. Its an 07 by the way
Someone is charging you 1700 for that? What's wrong with your fuel gauge?






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MrPackSix
LSU Fan
Lakeview
Member since Oct 2009
7254 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


In my old car i wouldve been more concerned if my "Check Enigine" wasn't on





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cajunkid5
Member since Nov 2009
216 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


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Someone is charging you 1700 for that? What's wrong with your fuel gauge?


They checked the guages and they work fine, they say its something in the tank. Bascially , my gauge goes from empty, full , halfway, over and over while I drive. One second its showing full, they next on E






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Sterling Archer
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2012
1658 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


A guy at seigen auto care (think that's the name) reset my sensors for the free





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PanhandleDawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Navarre, FL
Member since Mar 2011
3058 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


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O2 Sensor is the biggest scam in the entire automotive industry, and that says a lot.


This is true. And my check engine light stayed on for 4 years. Finally replaced the O2 sensor and the light turned off.






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jasonb01
LSU Fan
New Roads, LA
Member since Oct 2012
204 posts

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I fricking hate inspection stickers! Oxygen sensors are not that bad to replace. The throttle body cleaning is great advice and will make a world of difference in how it runs. The gas gauge is not working because the sending unit on the fuel pump is bad. You will have to drop the tank to replace it. Again, not bad, but not something I'd want to do in an Autozone parking lot. Good luck and EBR will most definitely fail you with a CEL on.





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ThaTigerDon
LSU Fan
You cant see me
Member since Jun 2009
493 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


Didnt have time to read whole discussion but as a mechanic and former inspector. I will tell you if u turn the light off and try to get it inspected it will come up as a not ready. Meaning the vehicle hasnt had sufficient enough time to go through a drive cycle. $1700 is crazy for what you listed oxygen sensor usually between 80- 100. Brake sensor probably same range. Your check engine light will not come on due to a fault gas gauge. If your Check engine light is on in east baton rouge or the surrounding parishes it will automatically fail. Even if it turns up as a not ready it is a fail. Need anymore help let me know.





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choupiquesushi
LSU Fan
yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
12869 posts

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They will not fail your inspection for a check engine light if you live in Louisiana.


east baton rouge, iberville, st james, ascension, west baton rouge and livingston most certainly will.






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cajunkid5
Member since Nov 2009
216 posts

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Meaning the vehicle hasnt had sufficient enough time to go through a drive cycle


How long is this, 50 miles, 100miles?

thx






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efrad
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2007
7707 posts

re: "Check engine Light"


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Didnt have time to read whole discussion but as a mechanic and former inspector. I will tell you if u turn the light off and try to get it inspected it will come up as a not ready. Meaning the vehicle hasnt had sufficient enough time to go through a drive cycle.



This. If you get AutoZone to clear it, or you buy an OBDII scanner or adapter and use that to clear it, or if you pull the battery to turn it off, you will still fail the inspection.

The on-board diagnostics (OBDII) system, when cleared, will be in a state of "not ready" until a certain amount of driving has been done and diagnostic data is built. A state of "not ready" automatically fails the inspection.

The only way to get around this is to clear the code and then drive around for enough data to be collected so that it isn't in "not ready" status but hopefully the light still hasn't come on yet. If you actually have a real problem with your vehicle it is unlikely that you'll be able to do this, though.






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rollindaddy
Wofford Fan
Member since Jun 2010
1471 posts

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take it to km on seigen ask for jason..just to get a second quote on that work to b done..he treats me right everytime i go..





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sowega dawg
USA Fan
Member since May 2011
2598 posts

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Ignore it. Don't give into the demands of " The Man."





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BTHog
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jul 2012
8335 posts

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O2 sensor's.are part of the emissions system and have a federally mandated 80K 8 year warranty. Find a good dealership






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BTHog
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jul 2012
8335 posts

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Sending unit. Have to replace the fuel pump.


What.kind of vehicle did you say?






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shana
Member since Feb 2011
37 posts

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This might sound a bit crazy, but try using a tank or two of Chevron premium and see if your light doesn't go out. I had multiple issues in the past with my light coming on, failed inspection, replaced gas cap at suggestion of inspector, light still on, ran some premium gas, light went out, passed inspection. Light came on again, Auto Zone code "P420 catalyst below threshold bank one", ended up replacing catalytic converter, light still came on and this was not a cheap repair job. If I use any other gas than Chevron (I now use regular), my light will come on appx. 100 miles into the tank.





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BTHog
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jul 2012
8335 posts

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Lol at these folks willing to work so hard to avoidable.repairing.their vehicles.





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