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Check engine light on have chked to make sure gas cap is secure what else can I do? The dealer says drive it for a week to see if it goes off then , if not, bring it in for the diagnostic test which costs $175.00 just to check whats wrong....says its in the emissions computer ....

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  • johaymond Jul 03, 2009

    Thank you for the advice to go to Autozone, but the state of California will not let them use their diagnotic anymore, free or pay.....have to go to dealer....

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Almost all auto parts stores now offer FREE on board diagnostic (OBD) scanning. Take it to your local AutoZone, Napa, CSK, and have them check it out.

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these are reasons why your check engine light comes on. It happened to my 2005 Buick Rendezvou We had the check engine light on for a week. The car never shuttered, stalled, delayed starts it ran perfectly fine. I took it in to check engine light their computer showed that it was the EVAP system which is the heating and cooling system I would have to get it checked for leaks or do a static check for leaks.

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