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HI<br>I have a 2002 S60 my engine light has come on for the first time since I have had this car (it was may dads car b4 me) the car drives exactly the same, doesnt use any more fuel nothing is different. However the check engine light is on and has been on for the past 3 days. I have done a little research, checked the gas cap,oil, took out the sparkies and cleaned them, but still the light is on. The only this that I did do was park my car in high grass, now I understand that the check engine light can also indicate an emissions fault. Could I of tripped something off? I am think maybe grass against a hot exhaust wasnt the brightest thing to do. Should I consider undoing the battery to let the computer reset? Any advice would be great. Also how long should an s60 take to warm up from cold? is it normal while driving on the freeway for the temp gauge to drop under the middle?<br>or is that maybe my problem a dodgy thermostat? <br>thanks Alex
 

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Go to autozone and ask them to scan your codes. It's quick and easy. There is nothing i can do without getting the codes scanned since it could be any number of problems. How many miles are on the car?
 

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HI<br>I am in Australia we dont have autozone which is a shame and the volvo dealership wants to charge me $70 to pull the code. I will disconnect the batt to see if the code goes away if it comes back I will have to pay the cash to get the codes. I have read other forum posts and it seems it could be a number of things. O2 sensors to a dodgy catalytic converter....great!
 

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02 sensor or the cat are probably the problem. You don't have any car stores around your area? Usually they all have a scanner. Also, check with an indy repair shop, they'll all check your codes, probably for free. It's not worth guessing until you pull the codes.
 

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Most places wont check your codes for free, but some will drop the diagnostic charge if you have them fix it. <p>The grass would not have hurt anything with the car. As for disconnecting the battery, dont bother, it wont fix the car, and wont turn it off, since the code is stored in the computer and has been written to memory.<p>I suggest you pay the Volvo guys, or another shop to actually diagnose you problem. If you feel you can fix it on your own, then go ahead. <p>Maybe its because im a Tech myself, but i just dont understand why people expect something for nothing. In this case, its the use of a tool that can cost thousands of dollars to communicate with a vehicle, and a person trained to use it, to just give away that information.
 

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Re: (Turb04S60)

No I dont want something for nothing but charging $70 for 5 mins of work is OTT, but thanks for your advice.
 

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What should it cost? It cost a minimum if you have a plumber come out to your house, electrician, theres a minimum if you see a doctor... Its more than just the tools they use. It only takes them 5 mins (you description, not mine) because they have honed their skills over a long time. <p>
 

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Mate seriously are you so out of touch that you can honestly justify someone charging $70 to attach a plug and read the screen? as for your question what it should cost? how about $20? as for honing their skills what skills are they using? pulling a code out of a car computer? wow.
 

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Alot of people are mistaken, the computer does not tell you what is wrong. If the technician only gave you facult code number, and text of the code, could you fix it yourself without asking anyone online, or then trying to get your hands on some resource to do it?<p>The tech is also not making 70 bucks. That guy is probably making less than the 20 bucks that you think it should cost. <p>Im not trying to be rude, and i apologize if its coming off that way.
 

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Re: Check Engine Light (asimov)

You can go and buy an OBD2 reader for about the same price, get the code and reset it.
 

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Re: Check Engine Light (Mika)

I had multple problems a few months ago with my engine light. My Fuel Pressure Sensor and air pressure sencer went. I am very happy I purchsed a 100K warranty two years ago. I just received a letter from Volvo cars North America regarding these issues. I was told I can partispate in the P45 program. I love my car but I was disspointed as I was in the shop five times in a two month period. Volvo cars of North America called me and they were very helpful. I was very close to getting rid of my car but I am now happy to be a Volvo owner again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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