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1997 subaru outback "check engine light" on for 6 months

1997 subaru outback has a "check engine light" on for about 6 months but no detectable change in performance.

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Try disconnecting the + positive terminal for a few minutes and see if it goes out most likely the 02 sensor needs replacing ...however low fluid levels may also contribute to this oil,brake fluid etc.

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