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I have a 1994 vw golf engine light comes on randomly giving me a loss in power is there any way to figure out what the problem is without taking it to a shop to get put on the computer?

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I would call first, but most of the chain auto parts stores will do a scan on your computer and that will tell you what problems have been stored over time. This is a free service since they would like to sell you some parts if they can steer you toward them.
The memory in in your ECU will keep track of errors that occur even after the check engine light is happy.

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