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Check engine likes comes on and off

My 97 Cabrio cant make up its mind if something is wrong. The check engine light comes on one day and goes off the next. This has happened 3 times in the last 9 days. Any ideas?

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The best way to find a solution to the problem is to have a dianostic analysis. You have a plastic cover next to the cigarette lighter. Look closely, you shall see inprinted an engine diagram. Remove the plastic cover and you will see the plug for the computer diagnostic. You can buy the comp for about 100 dollars or pay the mechanic 80 dollars for a one time check. The computer will give you codes on what is wrong and then you have a book to see wht the codes are. You probably have a bad fuel line injector..just a guess...good luck

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