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Dashboard light coming on after head gasket was fixed

After head gasket was replaced, light starting coming on saying 'service engine soon'. no engine problems but i'm wondering if egr is attached or located near head gasket and if that could affect problem? i've taken it back to shop several times and they say the egr has loose connection. never was before work was done.

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You must read the codes to find out what it is. Get the manual 17 bucks autozone. Then read the codes and look up problem. The manual will tell you exactly how to read the codes, its real simple, you can do this. My guess is that there is a vacum leak. A simple test is to start the engine and spray a little intake manifold cleaner near different areas of the engine. listen carfully should you hear a change in rpm you have found the leak good luck.

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