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Service engine soon light on

Postby dominicmartino » Wed May 06, 2020 7:08 pm

Hey guys, so i was sitting in the car with my dog for about an hour with the ac on and the air started to get warm so i checked the temp gauge and it was all the way at the top and my service engine soon light was on since the coolant was running hot. just wondering how long itll take for that light to turn off


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Re: Service engine soon light on

Postby Ilya » Wed May 06, 2020 9:01 pm

You should get the code read as there may be another reason for the light and why you overheated.

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Re: Service engine soon light on

Postby Costee » Thu May 07, 2020 12:05 pm

Ilya is right. Get the car scanned. You'd probably pull P1217 which refers to overheating from a failure of one or more of the car cooling components. Prime suspects here are the fan control module, the cooling fan clutch, cooling fan relay, and the thermostat stuck closed.

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Re: Service engine soon light on

Postby gavnator » Thu May 07, 2020 3:07 pm

I've found a bad cooling fan control module throws a number of unrelated codes. I'd change out that module first as it's easy and cheap and then the thermostat. :yesnod

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Re: Service engine soon light on

Postby dominicmartino » Thu May 07, 2020 4:07 pm

gavnator wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 3:07 pm
I've found a bad cooling fan control module throws a number of unrelated codes. I'd change out that module first as it's easy and cheap and then the thermostat. :yesnod
are there any tutorials on how to change the module? already know how to change the thermostat

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Re: Service engine soon light on

Postby dominicmartino » Thu May 07, 2020 4:43 pm

Costee wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Ilya is right. Get the car scanned. You'd probably pull P1217 which refers to overheating from a failure of one or more of the car cooling components. Prime suspects here are the fan control module, the cooling fan clutch, cooling fan relay, and the thermostat stuck closed.
just scanned it and i am throwing that p1217 code. so i cleared it and drove home, about a 2-3 mile drive, with the ac full blast and temps were reading just fine so ill see if it comes back on later.
if the code comes up, is something 100% messed up or is that just the code that pops up when it overheats

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Re: Service engine soon light on

Postby dominicmartino » Thu May 07, 2020 4:44 pm

Costee wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Ilya is right. Get the car scanned. You'd probably pull P1217 which refers to overheating from a failure of one or more of the car cooling components. Prime suspects here are the fan control module, the cooling fan clutch, cooling fan relay, and the thermostat stuck closed.
just scanned it and i am throwing that p1217 code. so i cleared it and drove home, about a 2-3 mile drive, with the ac full blast and temps were reading just fine so ill see if it comes back on later.
if the code comes up, is something 100% messed up or is that just the code that pops up when it overheats

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Re: Service engine soon light on

Postby gavnator » Thu May 07, 2020 5:06 pm

I posted a step by step about 1 1/2 years ago. You should be able to find it. Remove the right and left engine covers that just pull out to remove. Remove the radiator and fan cover that connects to the air filter box. There are 2 10 MM bolts. Once thats off you can see the cooling fan module easily. there are 2 10 mm bolts holding it. There are 2 connectors to the module. I removed the bolts first as it makes it easier to remove the connectors. They can be difficult but will release. Take this from experience: only use an Infinitiparts module. Others are cheaper but inferior. Good Luck and be safe.


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