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Unread 08-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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check engine light with no codes

hello, looking for some help/advice. i have a 97.5(98) TJ and I tried the key check maneuver to find the error code for my CEL being on and no code appears. i only see the mileage on jeep, and no lights flash on and off.
am i doing something wrong? i turned the key position on>off>on>off>on, and then waited up to 5 mins. i don't know if i need to wait longer or do anything else. please help.
also, what is good to remove corrosion build up on battery terminals?

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Unread 08-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Did you do the key maneuver in less than 10 seconds?
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Unread 08-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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hello, looking for some help/advice. i have a 97.5(98) TJ and I tried the key check maneuver to find the error code for my CEL being on and no code appears. i only see the mileage on jeep, and no lights flash on and off.
am i doing something wrong? i turned the key position on>off>on>off>on, and then waited up to 5 mins. i don't know if i need to wait longer or do anything else. please help.
also, what is good to remove corrosion build up on battery terminals?
1998-2000 TJ's don't have that function.

Take it to a automotive parts store and have the code read for free, or buy your own code reader.

A wire brush works well for cleaning the battery terminal clamps/posts...
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Unread 08-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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i did what was listed on this page.

http://myjeeptj.com/2008/04/20/1998-...agnostic-codes
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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i did what was listed on this page.

http://myjeeptj.com/2008/04/20/1998-...agnostic-codes
As already pointed out by Knuckelhead, the on/off key trick does not work on 1998-2000 Wranglers. You are going to have to use a code reader to find out why you have a check engine light.
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What he said^^^^
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Unread 08-06-2012, 03:32 AM   #7
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will do. thanks to all.
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As already pointed out by Knuckelhead, the on/off key trick does not work on 1998-2000 Wranglers. You are going to have to use a code reader to find out why you have a check engine light.
At first I thought you were being immature by calling him a "Knuckelhead"
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On that battery, use baking soda (good old Arm and Hammer) and water. Works like a champ!
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