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Maintenence light won't turn off

My check engine light in my 1997 toyota rav4 came on recently. I just had an oil change a few days ago, the gas cap is secure, and the car is running just fine. Any ideas on how to turn the maintenance light off?

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The check engine is on to alert you to the fact that a failure has occurred in the engine or emission system electronic controls, there are over 200 diff faults that turn this light on, you must have the system tested to get the trouble code that is stored in the memory of the computer whenever the light is turned on..

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Pull the oil stick and see if there is oil on it. Need to make sure the oil is not leaking out. Make sure the oil cap is on correctly and go have the codes read at a parts store or shop to find out what is wrong.

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