what could cause the check gauge to come on? GMC 98 1500 Sierra 4x4

Asked by May 15, 2017 at 08:51 AM about the 1998 GMC Sierra 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have seen it come on 3 times now real quick each time then off

1 Answer

69,855

That is letting you know that there is a start of a engine miss fire. You may need a tune up. A miss fire can cause damage to the catalytic converter, so it needs to be taken care of. I would say to go to an auto parts store to have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes, but one usually does not get set with a flashing check engine light, just when it stays on it sets a code in the computer. You could see tho, they would do it for you and if there are any codes, write them down.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 4x4 2 answers

    Can anyone help me, my 97 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 isn't working when I push the 4 hi button both the 4 hi and 4 lo light up but it doesnt sound like it switches at all then when I put it back on 2 hi t...

    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Will a 2003 gmc sierra 1500 5.3 4x4 transmission work in my 99

    Will a 2003 gmc sierra 1500 5.3 4x4 transmission work with my 99 gmc sierra 1500 5.3 4x4

    1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Oil pressure gauge on a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4. 1 answer

    I have a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup. My oil pressure gauge is as high as it goes (80) but when I take off from a stop it drops down momentarily and then jumps right back up to high (80). Any ideas ...

    2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE1 Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • GMC engine 2 answers

    What years will a GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 engines fit?

    2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4WD Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - Sand bags??? 2 answers

    I just purchased a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4. Last truck I owned was a 2006 Dodge Dakota, and I always put sand bags in my bed in the winter for extra weight. I have heard in the newer trucks you ...

    2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4WD

    -

    General

Search GMC Sierra 1500 Questions

GMC Sierra 1500 Experts

#1 dragonflyoffshore
dragonflyoffshore
Reputation 5,010
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 3,540
#3 Glenn Clingenpeel
Glenn Clingenpeel
Reputation 3,150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
102 Great Deals out of 6,035 listings starting at $2,339
Used Ford F-150
296 Great Deals out of 8,121 listings starting at $2,499
Used Dodge Ram 1500
52 Great Deals out of 478 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
16 Great Deals out of 767 listings starting at $4,950
Used GMC Yukon
12 Great Deals out of 710 listings starting at $9,741
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
531 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
20 Great Deals out of 627 listings starting at $4,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
984 listings starting at $13,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
5,604 listings starting at $25,170
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 180 listings starting at $23,995
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 460 listings starting at $20,775
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 409 listings starting at $18,888
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 257 listings starting at $15,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.