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    Corsa D Engine Light Issues - Please Help!

    The engine light popped on few weeks ago so i got it checked and guy said it wasn't much so i took to better garage

    they discovered the issues below but got rid of the light.

    I'm curious if the car is worth keeping as it's 09 model and only done 66K

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    Nothing from your link.

    You can buy OBD fault code readers for about £20 that will give you the fault codes and clear faults where they can be.
    What was the fault code given?

    rhinopaul

    You can buy OBD fault code readers for about £20 that will give you the … You can buy OBD fault code readers for about £20 that will give you the fault codes and clear faults where they can be.What was the fault code given?



    They can also cause damage to the car. Get it professionally checked

    Image quoted doesn't display for me. Useful bluetooth OBD fault code reader / reset hardware costs about £4 delivered 1st class. Torque app and others can be used to access any existing and recent fault codes held by the car's computer.

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    rhinopaul

    Nothing from your link.


    Check now

    Original Poster

    AndyRoyd

    Image quoted doesn't display for me. Useful bluetooth OBD fault code … Image quoted doesn't display for me. Useful bluetooth OBD fault code reader / reset hardware costs about £4 delivered 1st class. Torque app and others can be used to access any existing and recent fault codes held by the car's computer.


    Pic here now

    gpawan

    They can also cause damage to the car. Get it professionally checked


    They won't damage car at all, Only if they try flashing it, Which is unlikely ;).

    gpawan

    They can also cause damage to the car. Get it professionally checked


    Who told you that, a mechanic at a guess.

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    shauneco

    They won't damage car at all, Only if they try flashing it, Which is … They won't damage car at all, Only if they try flashing it, Which is unlikely ;).



    Not even flashing, came on twice
    if i get rid of it the it usually comes back on after a week

    iAmCrazyGuy

    Not even flashing, came on twice if i get rid of it the it usually comes … Not even flashing, came on twice if i get rid of it the it usually comes back on after a week



    I think he meant flashing the ecu at the garage.

    AndyRoyd

    Image quoted doesn't display for me..


    iAmCrazyGuy

    Pic here now


    Still no image at time of this post.

    Don't see any image but isn't it a bit like traffic lights? If it is orange it is something to be aware of but not life threatening, if it's red you have an issue that needs urgent attention.

    Part ex it. Once these electrical problems start its a nightmare

    gpawan

    They can also cause damage to the car. Get it professionally checked



    ​only if your an idiot that cant read and abide by the instructions

    gpawan

    They can also cause damage to the car. Get it professionally checked



    ​Not with a cheap OBD reader you won't

    try youtube for how to reset the light , sometimes it's a matter of pressing dash buttons in a certain sequence

    gpawan

    They can also cause damage to the car. Get it professionally checked


    And I bet you tell everyone to go to a garage to do an oil change . Garages are probably the worst at ripping people off and damaging vehicles.

    rhinopaul

    And I bet you tell everyone to go to a garage to do an oil change . … And I bet you tell everyone to go to a garage to do an oil change . Garages are probably the worst at ripping people off and damaging vehicles.



    What a load of garbage. The amount of clowns like that we get in trying to fix their own cars and endin up making it worse. Your average person wouldnt be able to change their own oil competently and thats fact

    Code reader is unlikely to knacker your car though if you get a proper sealey one but op clearly isnt mechanically minded so whats he going to do when he finds out the fault

    123batman321

    What a load of garbage. The amount of clowns like that we get in trying … What a load of garbage. The amount of clowns like that we get in trying to fix their own cars and endin up making it worse. Your average person wouldnt be able to change their own oil competently and thats factCode reader is unlikely to knacker your car though if you get a proper sealey one but op clearly isnt mechanically minded so whats he going to do when he finds out the fault



    Conversely, I've bought and successfully repaired numerous cars over the years that had been to garages (sometimes several) for repair that were deemed unfixable, I'm not on about financially viable fixes rather they couldn't find the actual fault.

    In almost every case a code reader had been used and neither no fault was found/logged due to the fault being something other than a sensor, or physical damage that caused a sensor to report out of tolerance signals which in turn threw a CEL.

    It seems that if a fault requires proper diagnosis, rather than just plugging in a a reader then the car is deemed unfixable.
    Edited by: "andymagic" 17th Feb

    andymagic

    Conversely, I've bought and successfully repaired numerous cars over the … Conversely, I've bought and successfully repaired numerous cars over the years that had been to garages (sometimes several) for repair that were deemed unfixable, I'm not on about financially viable fixes rather they couldn't find the actual fault.In almost every case a code reader had been used and neither no fault was found/logged due to the fault being something other than a sensor, or physical damage that caused a sensor to report out of tolerance signals which in turn threw a CEL.It seems that if a fault requires proper diagnosis, rather than just plugging in a a reader then the car is deemed unfixable.



    i agree most garages are robots that just plug in reader and swap the parts. not even an attempt at fixing.

    andymagic

    Conversely, I've bought and successfully repaired numerous cars over the … Conversely, I've bought and successfully repaired numerous cars over the years that had been to garages (sometimes several) for repair that were deemed unfixable, I'm not on about financially viable fixes rather they couldn't find the actual fault.In almost every case a code reader had been used and neither no fault was found/logged due to the fault being something other than a sensor, or physical damage that caused a sensor to report out of tolerance signals which in turn threw a CEL.It seems that if a fault requires proper diagnosis, rather than just plugging in a a reader then the car is deemed unfixable.



    Some people can fix their own motors yes but im talking about in general most people make a mess of it and it takes longer to sort in the end. Personally not a big fan of code readers they only point u in the general direction

    Biggest problem nowadays is that it can take so long to diagnose these faults and people arent keen to pay. For complicated electrical faults your actually better going to an auto sparky than a normal garage

    Some OBD readers won't detect all faults as they don't always have the ability to read all the modules, For example a cheap OBD reader will read 99.9% of ECU's but won't read the abs module so if you have an abs fault it wouldn't detect it. For some you need dealer level software/hardware.

    Of course sometimes it's something else that can cause a sensor to throw a fault code so it becomes a case of elimination.

    Whenever I've been fault finding I've googled the fault code and done my research and solved them myself.

    123batman321

    What a load of garbage. The amount of clowns like that we get in trying … What a load of garbage. The amount of clowns like that we get in trying to fix their own cars and endin up making it worse. Your average person wouldnt be able to change their own oil competently and thats factCode reader is unlikely to knacker your car though if you get a proper sealey one but op clearly isnt mechanically minded so whats he going to do when he finds out the fault


    As proven by above comments, once again I am correct. I have taught myself mechanics over the years simply by using forums and you tube, I recently changed my head Gaskets, Air suspension and numerous other parts. I have used garages in the past and even the reputable ones **** stuff up or charge the earth and make out something extreme was wrong when I could fix it myself. So stop spouting your garbage that the average person cant do basics. They can but are just too afraid because people like you exaggerate how difficult it is.

    gpawan

    They can also cause damage to the car. Get it professionally checked



    The cheap OBD II readers will not damage your vehicle as they only read the information that the car has stored they don't write any information to the vehicle.

    rhinopaul

    As proven by above comments, once again I am correct. I have taught … As proven by above comments, once again I am correct. I have taught myself mechanics over the years simply by using forums and you tube, I recently changed my head Gaskets, Air suspension and numerous other parts. I have used garages in the past and even the reputable ones **** stuff up or charge the earth and make out something extreme was wrong when I could fix it myself. So stop spouting your garbage that the average person cant do basics. They can but are just too afraid because people like you exaggerate how difficult it is.



    You sound like a bit of a dreamer lol. What car did you change your air suspendion on?

    123batman321

    You sound like a bit of a dreamer lol. What car did you change your air … You sound like a bit of a dreamer lol. What car did you change your air suspendion on?


    A dreamer is someone who never does, on the contrary I always do it myself and I know others that do and others could if only people stop putting fear into them . I do my own mechanics on my Range Rover P38 and my mrs Toyota Verso yet here I am doing it all with no fear and I know the jobs I do are far better than any cowboy mechanic could ever do.The same goes with my motorbike.
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