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What sort of problems would cause the check engine light to come on?

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  • sld4508 Oct 15, 2008

    My check engine light had been on for quite some time now, although it didn't seem to affect the way the car performed... I was told that it was more than likely the O2 (oxygen) sensor, which there are 2. For an auto shop just to check to see which one is affected, they would charge $85. The parts at AutoZone run about $100. So, it's probably just as well to replace both and save some money on the diagnostic. By the way, replacing the O2 sensor give the car better gas mileage, since it's not running as "rich". Hope this helps.



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First of all check the oil level and also check the oil if its very old then check the fuse it might be engine heating fuse if every thing is ok then u need to check the battery if still stuck let me know more briefly and since when this light is comming on and how it started ?

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