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Our 2010 2l diesel captiva 7 engine light has come on and…

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Our 2010 2l diesel...

Our 2010 2l diesel captiva 7 engine light has come on and stayed on. The book says its got to do with the diesel particle filter. We r 500kms from home with a 2 year old toddler in the back. I just want to know if we should keep going or stop and get it looked at tomorrow?

Mechanic's Assistant: Has your vehicle stalled? Has anyone run a diagnostic test to pull the trouble code?

It hasnt stalled. And there is no mechanic open. Its nearly 8pm

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Captiva yourself? What have you tried so far?

We checked the oil and water. It seems to be driving fine just the engine light wont go off

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No thats all thanks

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AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago
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AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Hello there,

Is it the engine light or the dpf light?

Can you post a photo of your light with the engine running please?

Gary

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Its the engine light
AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Could be one of a few things.

If it is still running normally, good power etc, then you should be ok, but get it looked tomorrow if you can.

How many kms now?

Gary

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
We have about 400kms to go
AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Ok.

The engine light means anything wrong with the electronics of the engine, including the DPF, but not exclusively the DPF.

So it could be a sensor or wiring issue.

Captiva has some issues, some are easy, some near impossible for non Holden trained techs.

If you are passing a Holden dealer in your travels tomorrow, it would be worth a scan of the ecm (engine), and other modules like the tcm for transmission.

I'll be here for you tomorrow.

Gary

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AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assist to you.

Kind regards.

Gary

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