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The engine light is on within instrument panel. Should a computer scan be completed to know where the problem is? Could an clogged air filter or gas filter cause the engine light to come on?

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If you have a "CHECK ENGINE" light on most of the time it has to do with engine, smog controls or the timing controls. Take your car to a local parts store and get them to read the codes for you. They will also have advice to the repair.

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Clogged filters would not let motor run well - spark knock - low power - etc. - scan will tell what the code is and repairs can be made

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In most cases no most of tthe time is the 02 sensor or catalyc converter take it to oreyllys they should let you borrow the code reader computer it should tell you what the problem is

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