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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 06, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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The only problem is has and it's not a major one but the Engine service light comes on when my dad presses off the brake. Sometimes it'll stay on and go away but eventually it'll come on. He pay over $800 to try to get it fixed but it isn't. He had them replace the EGR Valve and the computer but it's doing the same thing as before. Anyone know how to get rid of this problem. Is it the oxygen sensor going bad?

It's a 1994 camaro with almost 200k miles. But the engine still runs great.
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Replace the gas cap if you haven't, it's a common chk engine light trigger as it's part of the smog stuff on that car... It will take several cycles of the key to clear the code but it will go away if that is the problem.

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The only problem is has and it's not a major one but the Engine service light comes on when my dad presses off the brake. Sometimes it'll stay on and go away but eventually it'll come on. He pay over $800 to try to get it fixed but it isn't. He had them replace the EGR Valve and the computer but it's doing the same thing as before. Anyone know how to get rid of this problem. Is it the oxygen sensor going bad?

It's a 1994 camaro with almost 200k miles. But the engine still runs great.

If the check engine light is on, then there is a code that can be pulled from the computer. Don't spend any more money until you have had it diagnosed. Take it to Autozone and have them pull the codes. It is free, and could potentially save you tons of cash. It could be an oxygen sensor, but if you spent 800.00 trying to get the light to go off, and a mechanic didn't atleast suggest the O2 sensor, then he is not a very good mechanic, imo. Could be a Mass Air Flow sensor, MAPP sensor, throttle position sensor, knock sensor, etc... The code could provide the answer.

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I'll have my dad do that tomorrow when he fixes teh drain plug. The bastards at the auto shop stripped the threads on teh oil pan.

I would assume that the camaro manual book has all the codes? I am not sure.
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I'll have my dad do that tomorrow when he fixes teh drain plug. The bastards at the auto shop stripped the threads on teh oil pan.

I would assume that the camaro manual book has all the codes? I am not sure.
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Are the codes at http://autorepair.about.com/library/...l-dtcs-51a.htm accurate. And autozone can check this for free. Would stink if he gets to the store and its not free and the light isn't on when he tries to check it. If those codes are not correct can you point me to a site that has the correct codes?
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Are the codes at http://autorepair.about.com/library/...l-dtcs-51a.htm accurate. And autozone can check this for free. Would stink if he gets to the store and its not free and the light isn't on when he tries to check it. If those codes are not correct can you point me to a site that has the correct codes?

The service is free. I have worked there for four years. I guarantee the service is free. The check engine light must be on at the time however. If the light is off, no codes will show up. If you go there and the light is off, have the guy show you how to check the light yourself. You can do this with a little key (we give them out for free) that you plug into the OBD port.

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does discount auto parts do the same thing. I have like 3 stores alone here in town.
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One more question. Is there one or two oxygen senors required for a '94 camaro. And if there are two of them which I think there are how and where to they install? Is it tough to do?

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