Collected My 03 Z71 Avalanche

Discussion in 'Chevy Avalanche Forum (Escalade EXT)' started by sbower1976, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. sbower1976

    sbower1976 Member

    Hello Everyone , well i got good news and i got bad news

    I collected my avalanche on Tuesday morning took it back to a friends house and did the basic checks as you would with any new car and especially driving 2200km home. Everything seemed ok

    So i started my long journey home and everything was going well , the LPG conversion kit didn't always want to switch over but after some investigations think the RPM pick up wasn't very well connected and then after a wiggle seems to be ok now , will wire it up proper soon enough.

    so on my 3rd day of driving and only 200km from my final stop i got pulled over by the police and got a 7000kr ( 1100 US Dollar ) fine and a 3 month ban for doing 87km/h in a 60 zone so fair enough i deserve it can't really argue but then to top it all off 50km from home the engine check light comes on and with no effect, the engine didn't even hic-up or anything , doesn't seem down on power or anything , i can turn it off and start it again with no hassle and the engine light doesn't go away after a restart.

    so now i have 3 months to get her up to a decent standard after she's been neglected

    Any notes on the engine check light ????

  2. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    The CEL may not be anything to worry about, but it needs to be checked.

    Whenever a sensor reports a problem, a diagnostic code is set in the engine control computer. You need to have this code "read" with a code reader.

    Report back and we can help
  3. sbower1976

    sbower1976 Member

    Any recommendations on a diagnostics tool from the states mate? Here in Norway american trucks are not popular but i know most OBD II readers will get a code so ill do that but prefer to get my own tool etc.

    Is there any other way to reset to see if it comes back on or is the tool the only way to reset ?

    PS, was out showing my neighbour the truck put it in 4H then 4L and now its stuck in 4L :(
  4. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Pull the fuse(s) for the ECM. Leave them out for 15 min

    The transmission needs to be in neutral, the truck moving about 1, or 2, mph and them select 2HI
  5. sbower1976

    sbower1976 Member

    right will give that a go mate cheers ;)

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