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My engine light stays on

I have a 99 cougar and when I crank it and drive the motor light comes on and stays on. The car has no other problems other than that. I drives fine makes no noises. What can this be and why????

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    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    well i can safely say it is an emissions related issue , not always causing a drive-ability issue , if you have autozone store in your neighborhood stop in and let them check it for you , and explain it for you .



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It is very common for the check engine light to come on and stay on after your car gets so many miles on it. you can be like a dog chancing his tail or like my grandpaw said if it aint broke dont fix it
good luck ray

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