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99 subaru forester check engine light just came on car is still running fine

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  • glennandj315 Jul 25, 2009

    thanks,i found a loose vacuum line i put it back onand the light went out

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A check engine light is letting you know that there is a failing component and should not be ignored. Replacing or repairing an inexpensive part now may save you from a very pricey repair in the future. Bring the car to one of the many autoparts stores that feature a free diagnostic test. Post the error codes back here for guidance as to what part(s) need attention. It could be as simple as tightening a gas cap (a common problem when the light comes on immediately after putting gas in the car) or a loose belt, or low oil level.

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