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Take your car to shop and have them hook a scanner to your computer. Your computer in your vehicle has senses a problem and will not go off until it is cleared. You can buy a generic OBD !! scanner for a hundred dollars and pull the codes yourself if you are mechanically inclined. they are a simple plug in scanner. Auto parts stores may pull the codes for you too.

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