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These two events are probably not related. The serviceengine-soon light just means that the vehicle mileage is approaching a service interval.

The concept is when this comes on the vehicle is taekn to the shop for its routine service and the mechanic resets the light.

If you have an owner's manual you'll find the service intervals -- the mileage is approaching one of those intervals.

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs Sep 26, 2009

    From the post I gathered it was a "Service Engine Soon" light & not a "Check Engine" light which was being described.



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Disconnect the battery for 10 min and see if it clears any codes and puts out the check eng light. Having owned a Trans Shop god bless you. Anything is possible.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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