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Check engine light

Took it to a garage they put it on computer said it needed sterring fluid, and rack & pinion put fluid in they reset engine lite to turn it off they said if it comes back on its the rack and pinion.it turned back on after driving 100 miles what do u reccomend i do

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  • jlpjlp56 Oct 24, 2008

    its my son s car he took it in i didnt.this is what they told him.called dealer b 4 he took it in they said it could be hundreds of things that turn lite on???/

  • toes1bee Jan 10, 2009

    check engine light was on when i brought this cruiser and is still on on when

  • hick_fix May 11, 2010





    are you sure it is the engine light that is comming on and not just a light for low power steering fluid? They are right that hundreds of things could turn on an engine light but i've never seen or heard of low power steering fluid turning on an engine light.

    Never the less, if the rack is leaking your only options are to replace the rack like they suggested, or keep topping up the fluid



  • hick_fix May 11, 2010




    Low power steering fluid turned on an engine light? Has anyone elce ever heard of this?


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Low power steering fluid wont but low power steering pressure can. there is a switch in the rack that sends messages to the pcm.the switch can be replaced separate from the rack.if the rack is leaking it needs replaced but if the switch is leaking it can be replaced separate.

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