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My engine check light came on but I have trouple diagnosing the cause. Can someone tell me what might be the problem. The owner's manual says that if the fuel cap is not on tight it might cause the light to go on. I replaced the cap but the light still came on. Can someone tell me the probable cause?

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Take it to autozone and borrow the code reader. It plugs in under the dash. This will give you an idea of what the problem might be.

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