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Engine keeps acting like its gonna die

I have a 2000 chrysler voyager, i took it to an auto parts store because the check engine light was on, they said the computer needs replaced, is there any way to know for sure if this is the problem?

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    Luke Smith Nov 30, 2016

    Hey Sara, I don't know about how to check whether that's a problem or not, but I would imagine you could find a cheap replacement part if you were to look into a salvage yard of some sort. If you do need to replace the computer I'm sure you'd want to try and find one that didn't break the bank, so I was thinking that could be a good option. There are usually even websites for junk yards you can browse to get a feel for what the costs ar e.http://www.cottmanusedautoparts.com/

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Take it to another auto parts store-most will plug in and give you a diagnosis-advanced auto parts or auto zone are usually pretty good Cheers Denny ps be careful auto repair shops prey on women customers so second opinion for sure...

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