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1998 Pontiac SunFire

1- when I star the car, the Check Engine light is on all the time until I turn off the keys.
2- the check gages, the same way.
3- the ETS OFF, the same way.
4- when i drive the car everything is fine until I hit the breaks, the cars respond, but when i let go the pedal, the car run but, is like i using it.

please what I have to do, I only have 2 weeks with the car.

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Take it to your nearest Autozone, they will run a scan on it free of charge. This will give you a good starting point. But my guess is either a bad ground or electrical short in the dash somewhere.

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