Why is the check engine light on?

Asked by Jan 21, 2008 at 05:45 PM about the 2001 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the "Check Engine" light stays on. How do I get it to turn off?

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You will need to have this diagnosed by a mechanic, or take it to an auto parts store that can read the codes for you. You likely have a problem with your emission control systems and left alone, this can cause damage. You may be able to turn it off by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it, but without fixing the problem, it will come back on as soon as the car is started again.

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Disconnect the two lines from battery (line + and line -) and connect them together for some seconds then re connect them to battery. the engine light gets off

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Thank You for your answer. I no longer own the 2001 toyota Corolla. I sold it to Toyota for another car which i ended up giving back because of financial issues. However, I will Keep in mind about what you said. Thanks again for your answer.

Thank You for your answer. I no longer own the 2001 toyota Corolla. I sold it to Toyota for another car which i ended up giving back because of financial issues. However, I will Keep in mind about what you said. Thanks again for your answer.

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