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Check engine light

The check engine light wont go off. I took it to auto zone, they said it may be an emission promblem. But never pin point what it could be. I change the gas cap. Not sure where to go from here.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Without the specific code I can't help you, there are 100's of possible reasons for a CEL



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I agree with emissionwiz, there are tons of reasons. My best guess would be an oxygen sensor. My opinion is that these are most likely to go bad. They only last around 100,000 miles on a car. On a 97 though, they should be able to pin point which sensor is giving you the code. Take it back to them, or try a different store such as Advance Auto and see if they can give you a better code. You should have a P00000 code from them with the OBDII diagnostic system that your vehicle has!

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