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A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics (OBD) plug on your 2003 Galant, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Galant.
Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2003 Galant is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your Galant, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Galant and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your Galant diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L 4 Cyl.
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L 4 Cyl.
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L 4 Cyl.
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L 4 Cyl.