Would you be worried when the check engine light comes up?

Would you be worried when the check engine light comes up?

Unlike a Temperature or Oil Pressure light, a Check Engine light is usually not an urgent, “Stop right now or you may cause permanent damage!” type of situation, unless it is flashing. If the check engine light is flashing, a more severe problem has occurred.

How long can I drive with check engine light flashing?

Flashing Check Engine Light The rule of thumb is that if the check engine light is flashing, you can’t keep driving the car. It’s an emergency. Often it indicates an engine misfire. If you keep driving, you will likely cause irreversible damage, mostly to the (expensive) catalytic converter.

What causes a flashing check engine light on an Acura MDX?

Other Issues: Flashing Check Engine Light- Acura MDX While a majority of the time, the flashing check engine light is going to be caused by a misfire related to your MDX’s ignition system or fuel system (as stated above), there are other issues that can cause it. Your timing chain could have jumped. If you have VVT, it may be having issues.

Where to find diagnostic code for Acura check engine light?

1. Connect scan tool to the 16-pin data link connector (DLC) located underneath the glove compartment. The connector has a removable cover. 2. Turn the ignition on. 3. Follow scan tool manufacturer’s operating instructions to access the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s).

What does P0300 mean on an Acura MDX?

P0300: Random Multiple Misfire– This is one of the most common codes that is thrown when the engine is misfiring. It means that the engine has a misfire, but the computer can’t detect which cylinder that it’s coming from. This code is often thrown when there is a fuelissue, or a timing issue, and not just bad ignition components.

Where is the DTC code on an Acura?

1. Connect SCS service connector special tool No. 07PAZ-0010100, or equivalent, to service check connector located under the passenger’s side of dash. 2. Turn the ignition on. 3. MIL will indicate DTC’s by outputting a number of flashes. Remember, these are manufacturer specific codes only.