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A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2008 Jeep Compass. 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 2008 Compass, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Compass.
Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2008 Compass 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 Compass, 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 Compass 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 Compass diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
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!2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Low coolant levels is all to common - top yours up today2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.