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Service engine soon light

I need a list of things i can check myself when that light comes on. I am a single mom with limited funds and need to do things myself. Help!!!!!!

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  • vwrodder Mar 16, 2009

    service engine light on, goes dead after engine warms up at stops,

    has new spark plugs new fuel filter( old one was dirty, but not clogged.

    168,000 miles on car

  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    first do you have a scanner our can you get one , if you do not you can go to auto zone and they will have the abilty to tell you the codes that have been set , once you have done that let me know what was found and then we can see what we can do to help with fixing your vech good luck kdc744

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A check engine light or service engine soon just means you are not meeting emissions. definitely not a big deal.
go to autozone and have them do a free scan and get the fault codes.

Also, try this first - disconnect the battery for 1/2 hour and see if it turns the light off. Drive for 10 miles and it may run rough until it relearns your engine controls.
let us know results.

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