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Check engine light

My check engine light turned on but I am unable to find out what the propblem is.I have no problems with it ,had everthing check out.What else do i need to look out has 210,000 miles on it

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  • Kiwijohn65 Dec 24, 2008

    I also have a 1996 Avalon that just had the valve cover gaskets replaced.The vehicle has 159,000 miles on it. Never seen this warning light before.
    The check engine light keeps reappearing.
    Codes have been Oxygen sensor and now coolant temp low.
    Codes have been cleared, connections apparently cleaned but light comes back on after about 10-20 minutes of driving.

    Any help would be great. I am just not sure of the skills of the technician now.

    Thank you



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Take the car to AutoZone and have them scan the computer for codes. They'll do it free of charge (a dealer will get you for an hour's labor). Post the codes you get on here as a reply (you will have codes, they're what trigger the check light). If you post the codes here I can help you define them and narrow down the problem.

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