10-19-2002, 12:56 PM
:cry: Yesterday as I was driving, my "check engine soon" light came on, then went off, then came on, then went off, then came on and stayed on. So I shut the car off for 30 seconds and started it back up to reset the computer ( a common thing for me to do when I get a light) and the light stayed on. The only thing that I noticed "weird" is that when I started it up...it was at 2100 rpms for about 15 seconds before dropping down to 900rpms and it NEVER EVER does that, not when it's warm. So this morning I went out and checked all the fluids and stared at the engine for a while to see if I could notice anything out of place. I had NO power steering fluid (and it's a new pump) and my coolant was low. The coolant was low because of a leak around a hose so I tightened the clamp and it's fine now. Oil good, tranny fluid good. I heard a weird clicking sound on the left side (passenger side) of the engine, almost like...and I know this sounds werid...like when someone is welding! And I smelled something electrically hot...a funny hot smell. Sigh. So I parked it until I can get someone to look at it. Like I said it runs fine but it's still doing that 2100 at warm start thing still. At least with that light on, it might throw a code. That's all I have for now. Just giving you an update.