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What does service engine soon mean -exactly?

The light in my 1999 regal ls just came on but that's not very specific.

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The service engine soon light means that a fault has occurred in the engine control electronics or the emission system controls, and in your case the transmission will also set the light, when this light is on one or more of the following codes will be stored in the on board computers memory. follow the link below for a list of GM codes for your OBD 2 (On board diagnostics generation 2) electronic engine management system.

http://westersgarage.eidnet.org/obd2.doc

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You have a problem with one or more of your sensors. you could go to autozone and they will pull the codes for free .once we have the codes we can assist you much better thanks.

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