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Check engine light staying on, car just serviced, and I noticed front of car hood very hot for a long time after turned off. No other warning lights came on. Should I have it towed back to service station or drive it?

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What is your temperature gauge saying? Have you checked all fluid levels? Was light on prior to service? What all did they do?

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Check the coolant level in the plastic bottle for coolant under the hood. If it's at the proper level and If your engine temp. gauge shows it's operating at normal temp. range, you can drive it. You need to bring it in to have the engine trouble codes 'read'. Most parts stores do this as as free service. They will plug a hand held scan tool into a port under the dash, and 'read' any stored codes that have caused the engine light to go on. They can tell you what the code #'s are and what to do to correct the problem. If you have any further questions, post them and the codes here.

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