Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not Mechanically Inclined

There's a new feature on the dashboard of my car. It's a little light that says "Check Engine."
Okay. I opened the hood and checked the engine.
Yep, still there.
Well, that was easy enough.
But that little light is still on...

4 comments:

Laurie said...

It's a royal PITA. Sometimes it means nothing. Other times it means everything. ANd the only way to find out is to bring it to the money grubbing dealer/mechanic.

Joansie said...

Your post brought back nightmares for me. After putting $1,200 into my car, the next week the engine light came on. My car would sometimes just come to a slow, quiet rolling stop. The engine light could mean gas cap not on tight enough to the catalytic converter having problems. Good luck! (I now have a different car...an unAmerican Toyota and I love it!)

Anna M said...

I hate that light. I figure it's ust a way for the universe to say here's your monthly money suck.

Miss-Knit said...

I know what you mean... My engine light works like a thermometre... It will turn on if the weather goes below -25 degrees celcius, and then it won't turn off until it has been above 0 for at least two days... my best guess is that the sensor in my gas tank freezes when it gets too cold... cost quite a bit to come to that conclusion though!