engine light is on what i do in this case , thanks in advance

Asked by Jan 21, 2015 at 06:40 AM about the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

2,035

Is the car still running fine? It could be as simple as a loose gas cap. If this is the case the light will turn off by its self in a few days. What I would do is take it to my local auto parts store and ask to use their code reader. Plug it in under the dash turn the key so you have accessory power and start the code reader. Write down all the code numbers that are displayed. At the end of reading the codes it will ask you if you want to reset codes, press yes and the engine light will go out, unless there is still a problem that needs to be addressed. Go to your computer at home and look up what the codes numbers mean. If one is loss of vapor lock all that means is the gas cap was loose. If it is more serious like a misfire (bad spark plug) than fix as soon as possable. The only time I would not drive the car at all is if the engine light is on and it is blinking, then it will do more damage if driven. Good luck.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • water pump on a PT Cruiser what is the trick to getting that huge metal bracket out,,or in my case now back in 1 answer

    when the guy working with me finally got it out he had no idea how it came out. S I'm guessing you can't get there from here you have to go somewhere else and start. thank you in advance. ce

    2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine malfunction light is flashing 2 answers

    Need some help, ASAP. I bought a used PT Cruiser, it has close to 80,000 miles on it. I have had it six months. It has the small automatic engine. I noticed when I got it, that the car would do some j...

    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Oil pressure light on 1 answer

    I have a PT cruiser with 94k on it and the red oil can came light on. It came on last night and it chimes continuously as I drive but just stays illuminated when I stop or slow down and doesn't m...

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • something's up with pt cruiser 17 answers

    Hi first time user and car owner here! So I just bought a 2006 2.4 l non turbo pt cruiser. I think its a four cylinder , it has like 118000 thousand miles on it. Anyway I got it real cheap and the l...

    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Brake light staying on 1 answer

    i have a 1997 chrysler town and country lxi van and the brake lights are staying on after parking the van what is the problem and solution thanks in advance

    1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,100
#2 Gypsy Rose
Gypsy Rose
Reputation 1,360
#3 Kelly Little Ashford
Kelly Little Ashford
Reputation 1,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet HHR
59 Great Deals out of 2,681 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volkswagen Beetle
154 Great Deals out of 8,687 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Sebring
28 Great Deals out of 2,981 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 46,831 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Focus
537 Great Deals out of 56,093 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Corolla
665 Great Deals out of 71,481 listings starting at $600
Used Honda Civic
491 Great Deals out of 87,958 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord
716 Great Deals out of 87,004 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chrysler 300
336 Great Deals out of 20,337 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
824 Great Deals out of 89,156 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Escape
1,307 Great Deals out of 94,956 listings starting at $1,400
Used MINI Cooper
203 Great Deals out of 11,025 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Caliber
52 Great Deals out of 2,226 listings starting at $1,300