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Old 02-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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My newly purchased 01 Ranger "Check Gage" light came on? What does that mean?
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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were you low on gas, engine temp to hot, or oil pressure to high/low???
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Beef.

All the gages read normal when I parked it. The light just came on as I moved it from the street to the driveway (20'). I checked fluids and lifted the radiator cap and put gas in in it and will re-check the gas cap.

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Old 02-07-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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How much gas was in it while it was parked? Did you have it parked on a hill?
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whatever you do, I would not advise going to autozone for the free check engine light scan. It is generic and it will not give you the exact code to what the problem may be. The community college I go to has scan tools and it will give you the code as to what the problem is. Try possibly finding one near you or somewhere that may have a scan tool

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they use the same scantool at autozoo as you use in skewl, i used the same one in skewl and showed the new guy at autozoo how to use it.
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an OBDII scanner is an OBDII scanner. they will all give you the exact same codes and you can only pull codes from an OBDII vehicle with a scanner intended for an OBDII vehicle (unless you know what your doing). its about as foolproof as it gets.

but a "check gauge" light isnt a "check engine" light. there are no trouble codes associated with the former. it means simply to check your gauges.
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Autozone does not use a Snap-on Modis...atleast not the autozone by my house.
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an OBDII scanner is an OBDII scanner. they will all give you the exact same codes and you can only pull codes from an OBDII vehicle with a scanner intended for an OBDII vehicle (unless you know what your doing). its about as foolproof as it gets.

but a "check gauge" light isnt a "check engine" light. there are no trouble codes associated with the former. it means simply to check your gauges.
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The obvious thing to do would be look at your dash and 'check' what guage is reading in a redzone.

Then take it to autozoo or your local skewl and see what they think it means.....
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