First post, but I have been lurking and the topics and help have been amazing. I have a problem, on the way home from a mothers day outing today my Vectra CDXi 3.2 (Holden) 2003 models engine check light flashed and the tc light also flashed momentarily. Continued on fine, then about 5 minutes later, the engine check light came on and stayed on, the car started hiccuping, kangarooing and generally farting about (technical term). I managed to get her home about 15 kilometres away. When I got home, I cleaned out the throttle body and took the upper plenum off and cleaned them too (holy dooley, were they filthy, caked on fuel and crap), while I was at it I changed the oil filter (was unable to get sump plug off - it snapped my t45 tool).
Anyway, got her started and fits and starts, puffs of smoke out the exhaust (prolly from massive amounts of throttle body cleaner I used to clean everything) and put two bottles of wynns injector cleaner through the tank, let her idle for about 5 minutes and the idle has come good revs cleanly and sounds sweet (except for a little knock every now and then - don't know where that has come from, was going to be the subject of my first post.....), the problem is that the engine check light and the traction control light - and in fact the traction control are staying on.
Can I reset them without specialised tools, or do I have to take to the stealers????
Do i just disconnect the battery for 10 minutes or do I have to pull the plug on the computer, and btw, in other posts, apparently the signal from the temperature sender to the ecu gets loose, where is the sender, and how can I fix that as well.
Thanks in advance