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Generally, it is related to emissions or its sensors.
Take the car to AutoZone for a FREE scan of the codes from the PCM. AutoZone will also print-out an assessment (not always right). When you get the code(s), have them reset the system to see if the issue persists.
Please post here what code was extracted.

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Many things can cause the engine light to come ON. The vehicle has so many sensors, it's hard to tell which one is raising the red flag. Best to go to an auto-parts store to have them pull the trouble codes with a code reader. Most auto-parts stores will do this for free and tells you what the code means.

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There are over 200 faults that turn this light on, to determone which fault has occured have the system tested, there will be a fault code in the memory of the on board computer known as the PCM

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SOURCE: replace rear struts 1996 buick regal

Here is a link describing your strut replacement. Autozone also has free tool rental for the strut spring compressor if you need it. Thank you, and don't forget to vote.

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the solenoid i think your looking for is inside the side cover of the transmission but you werent specific with which solenoid your looking for, there are a few solenoids in the transmission. its not a job for beginners and its difficult to get to on floor jacks. i will try to explain the process as i've done it before.


1. safely jack the front of the vehicle up and place on jack stands
(make sure parking brake is on) and disconnect negative battery
2. remove wheel on drivers side
3. remove caliper, bracket, and rotor
4. remove axle nut
5. unbolt tie rod end
6. unbolt lower ball joint
7. unbolt sway bar end link and remove axle
8. support engine with jack and a piece of wood
9. unbolt air pump and transmission mount
10. unbolt subframe on drivers side carefully
11. LOOSEN do not remove subframe bolts on passenger side
so the subframe drops a little bit on the drivers side
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the lower 3 or 4 bolts, also fluid will come out so have a catch
pan ready)
16. remove side cover carefully (might have to loosen the subframe
bolts a little more even to get the cover out)
17. locate the solenoid you are replacing (there are a few diff ones)
18. remove solenoid and replace solenoid.
19. make sure to replace the side cover gasket and the seal around
the axle hole
20. reverse the process for re-installation.

before you attempt this repair make sure for certain that the solenoid you are looking for is in fact located inside the side cover. the instructions i typed are for solenoid replacement in the transmission but you didn't specify which one so don't hold me responsible if these directions arent for the solenoid your looking for.

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SOURCE: Low Coolant light flashing on 1996 Buick Regal 3.8

The low coolant sensor should be located in the passenger side radiator tank, You need to take it out and clean the sludge off of it for it to work right. Or you can just unplug it and forget about it, the light will go out and it won't cause any problems.

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SOURCE: trac light, ABS and service engine soon light won't go off

Your ABS systems use a combination of electronic and hydraulic systems to modulate the brakes individually to prevent them from locking up. Antilock systems consist of wheel speed sensors, a hydraulic control unit (HCU), and an electronic control unit (ECU). Because of how complex the system is your computer does a self-test. If the check is successful, the ANTILOCK and BRAKE lights will go out within a few seconds. If one or more of the component of the ABS system fails to pass one or both lights will remain lit, the system will shut down and set a code. The code itself doesn't tell exactly what component is defective - it only indicates where to look, or what parameter is out of normal range. You or a technician will have to perform further testing to pinpoint cause and the proper repair. Even if you reset the light, if the underlying problem is not addressed it will come back on.

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