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Old February 26th, 2015, 08:46 PM
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Check engine light 120k miles

I searched the forum but haven't found anything on this yet. I just started my car after about 2 weeks in the cold here in NH and it just turned 120k. Started right up but check engine light stayed on. Drove it for 20 mins, warmed up nice. Shut it down for a few and started back up and check engine light is still on.

Car runs perfect. Curious as I'm new to LR and Defenders does the NAS defenders use the check engine light to tell you it needs a major service? This is the first time I started it since it turned 120k miles. The miles are now 120,063. It's a 1994 NAS ST.

Or is it just one of several electric/light gremlins I am experiencing? I don't have access to a code reader.

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Old February 26th, 2015, 09:17 PM
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Check the code reader in the passenger footwell and report back with the number it is displaying.
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Old February 26th, 2015, 09:48 PM
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Or disconnect the battery for 20 seconds...that will clear the code..if it comes back on then you have a fault..
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Old February 26th, 2015, 11:02 PM
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Or disconnect the battery for 20 seconds...that will clear the code..if it comes back on then you have a fault..
Lol. My check engine light comes on about every six months. I flip the battery disconnect for a few minutes and it goes away. Been doing this for years.
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Old February 26th, 2015, 11:21 PM
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Thank you everyone. Shows how little I know. Didn't know there was a code reader in the passenger footwell. I will check and disconnect battery as well.

Appreciate the quick responses. Thanks again.
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Old February 27th, 2015, 07:37 AM
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Thank you everyone. Shows how little I know. Didn't know there was a code reader in the passenger footwell. I will check and disconnect battery as well. Appreciate the quick responses. Thanks again.
You can get a code reader at most auto parts shops. A simple one is all you probably need. It will come in handy. You may have a little water in the tank which you can treat with a fuel additive. Probably not a bad idea anyway. When you leave it sitting that long you should have the tank full to decrease this problem.

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Old February 27th, 2015, 07:49 AM
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Clay he has a pre-OBD vee-hickle.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the truck needs oxygen sensors.
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Clay he has a pre-OBD vee-hickle. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the truck needs oxygen sensors.
damn, I'm getting old. I read 97. My bad guys.
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Old February 27th, 2015, 11:33 AM
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Will,

My truck has the same issue. My display in the passenger footwell shows no numbers but it may not be working. Replacing the O2 sensors seems to be the consensus on fixing it, but the CEL does sometimes shut on or off when I apply the parking brake so it could be crossed wiring somewhere... If you figure out yours it would be great to know what activated it. I am at 126k so mileage is similar.
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