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Engine Light ON!

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Old 02-15-2007, 02:06 PM
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I recently purchased a used boxster 00' with 60k miles. The car is perfect condition. The last Owner took great care of the car. It must my curse that somehow after getting something I really want, It gets messed up.. I recently was going to get a gift for my girl for valentines day and had was parking in parking lot. I already knew that the car has low ride height and I kept saying to myself "dont park to close to the walkway where its a little higher than the lot. I crept slowly and all of sudden the hood went up slightly. I threw it in reverse and backed up as slow as possible. I barely felt the front go up. I got out and check it out andthe bumperok. I got the gift and did further inspection when I got home. There it hit me like a hammer in the head. i know you can barely see it when standing up but the bottom part looked like it got chewed up by a wolverine. Lesson learned but very sad about it. I hugged my car and shed a tear or two. Long story short I took my girlfriend home early morning and drove for about 25 miles. When I got to her place the engine light came on and heard a brief beeping sound. I know theres a gazillion sensors on the boxster. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if it can be fixed without taking it to dealer? I dont really want to take it to the dealer if its a minor problem and rather work on my own car. Also If I take it to the dealer is it gonna cost me a pretty penny providing its a porsche?

PS: When I drove it in the morning It was a bit cold but I babied the car. I drove normally like I would any other manual car. I consulted the manual as soon as I got home and checked if the filler cap was open but it wasnt. So I waited a few hours thinking it could be the temperature and started the car again to see if the light would go out but it didnt.

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Old 02-16-2007, 12:22 PM
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If the CEL is solid, and not blinking, then you need to get the codes read down to figure out what is wrong. If you can get me the codes, I can tell you what you need to do. Autozone can read the codes and give you the numbers.

More than likely it is a bad O2 sensor or a bad/dirty Maf sensor.
 
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:42 PM
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I see, What would you recommend I do? Should I take it to the dealer which I know they might bullsh*t me a little? or autozone? and if I take it to the dealer could I just ask them for what the diagnostic reading is and can they give me the codes?

PS: I am also atechnician but for industrial euipment and some of the euipments I service have to be hookedup to the computer to erase the fault code that keeps appearing on the cockpit. But usually its not a big deal and its just the sensitive sensor acting up and giving a code

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Old 02-17-2007, 12:22 AM
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I'd just go to autozone and have the codes read for free.
 
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