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"service engine soon" light is on continuous, and lack of power

My "service engine soon" light is on continuously, and sometimes flashes during acceleration.  There is a big lack of power on inclines, and when trying to accelerate to highway speed.  The engine sounds quiet, but sometimes trembles slightly in idle.  Van has 157,000 miles.  Aside from the obvious, and taking it in to have a 'code' check, are there common solutions to this?  Owner's manual says this problem is related to the emission control system, could it be a sensor?

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  • stephenmarde Mar 14, 2009

    Good advice, I went to Autozone, and they did the code check for free.  I compared their results with the code list found in the Haynes manual, and concluded it was the spark plugs and the oxygen sensors.  I installed the parts, cost me $200, "service engine soon" light turned off and van runs fine.  Probably saved me about $300 at the shop.  Many Thanks



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Without a code Check.. Its impossible to know exactly why the Light is on..Dont throw parts at it without a code check..Autozone does them free.. No excuse LOL Thanx

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