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This problem sometimes is hard to fix,I saw car with light on.Check for any leaks vacuum,hole in exhaust,could be catalytic con.

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    Bogdan Odwazny May 06, 2013

    This problem sometimes is hard to fix,I saw car with light on.Check for any leaks vacuum,hole in exhaust,could be catalytic con.

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