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My engine light has just come one is this serious? and what could it possibly be?

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You need tol download your computer on the car...if your don't have a scanner or access to one, go to an Autozone..they will download the code and tell you what it is....however sometimes it is a simple fix..ie..low coolant,low brake fluid,low oil,dirty air filter

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Could just need a oxygen sensor go to autozone they will check it for free !! Also you could be getting the light because of a bad battery or defective electrical part alternator or regulator !1 swampratt200 AAAEEE!!!

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Bring the car to Auto Zone and ask them to check with the code reader, the code reader will tell you a code which can be looked up or it will tell you the name of the sensor that is faulty.

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