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post #1 of 14 Old 04-18-2006, 2:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Car Diag. free at Advanced auto parts?

someone told me that if you take your car to advanced auto parts and you have the service engine soon light on, they will run a scan with a scan tool for free. anyone ever done this? I dont want to sound dumb and walk in there expecting it.

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Re: Car Diag. free at Advanced auto parts?

If it's just on and not blinking go take your gas cap off and put it back on, making sure it clicks.

If you really need it scanned, just call the local joint and ask if they can do that for you.
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Yes they will (don't worry my Dad works there and they are always happy to do it)

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Re: Car Diag. free at Advanced auto parts?

Just be happy a regular scanner works on it. My damn Land Rover needs the "T4" supercomputer hooked up to it to do anything useful. It's almost 10 grand if you want to buy it yourself!
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Re: Car Diag. free at Advanced auto parts?

I've done it a couple of times. Jeep dealer wanted $90 just to hook up the stupid diagnostic machine.

Like BDA said, most newer vehicles will turn that light on if you don't have your gas cap on correctly.
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Re: Car Diag. free at Advanced auto parts?

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Just be happy a regular scanner works on it. My damn Land Rover needs the "T4" supercomputer hooked up to it to do anything useful. It's almost 10 grand if you want to buy it yourself!
yep I am just oozing sympathy for the cost of maintaining a Landrover what next the gas to drive your Porsche

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yep I am just oozing sympathy for the cost of maintaining a Landrover what next the gas to drive your Porsche
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Re: Car Diag. free at Advanced auto parts?

Hey I spent $70 to fill my Range Rover yesterday...and it wasnt even empty...(the other car wasnt as bad... )
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"T4" supercomputer
That sounds fancy.
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Re: Car Diag. free at Advanced auto parts?

both Advanced and Autozone do it.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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someone told me that if you take your car to advanced auto parts and you have the service engine soon light on, they will run a scan with a scan tool for free. anyone ever done this? I dont want to sound dumb and walk in there expecting it.
But you're not worried about that asking it on a forum that thousands of people read?
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But you're not worried about that asking it on a forum that thousands of people read?
It is Stegen. What else do you expect?

It's amazing how stupid some people can be.
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Re: Car Diag. free at Advanced auto parts?

Just an FYI..I just called Autozone about this after searching the forum for it and they told me that they only run diags on "check engine" lights, not "service" lights.
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