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I recently had refrigerant added to my 2001 Dodge Grand

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I recently had refrigerant added to my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan sport the following day my check engine light came on and since than its been on and I noticed today when I park the car it just rolls back on Park sometimes I get spark and sometimes it doesn't why what could this be
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  xsvector replied 1 year ago.

have you scanned for codes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry there was a mistype it doesn't spark I meant some times it parks and some times it don't, no I haven't scanned for codes I don't even know what that is
Expert:  xsvector replied 1 year ago.

The check engine light comes on when the on-board computer detects a fault in engine driveability or performance, transmission control system or transmission, or the emissions system, and a fault code is set and stored in the computer. Faults that can set the check engine light can range from a vaccuum leak, engine mis-fire, low engine compression, faulty sensor such as O2 sensor or other engine sensor, hydraulic pressure loss in transmission, transmission shift solenoid, open/short in wiring harness, emission evaporative system leak, or one of over a hundred different reasons.
The only way to know what set a fault code and turned the check engine light on is to have a diagnostic scanner hooked up to the on-board computer and read it for stored diagnostic fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this service for free- (like auto zone)check with you local parts stores. If none in your area do, then you will have to take it to a shop and pay to have the computer read for stored fault codes.

Without knowing the fault codes numbers, it would be irresponsible to guess as to the cause as there are hundreds of possible causes

if you provide me a diagnostic code we can narrow down the cause of failure

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I see so than I'll have to get that done so did I just pay for nothing
Expert:  xsvector replied 1 year ago.

well you learned about check engine lights and get a free follow i would not say nothing

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
True so when I get the code will I get an answer or will I have to pay again
Expert:  xsvector replied 1 year ago.

no you will get a answer... you can reply back to this conversation

Expert:  xsvector replied 1 year ago.

and dealerships charge 100 to 150 to scan for codes...i informed you of a way to possibly get the codes free

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh ok phew so tomorrow I'll get it scanned and reply with the code than
Expert:  xsvector replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you did ty for that
Expert:  xsvector replied 1 year ago.

yes reply here with the code