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Check emissions light came on,is it ok to drive it when it's on? i want to travel this weekend is it going to hurt my car?

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Take it to Auto Zone or Another part store that will use a code reader on the vehicle for free. Have the fault code checked. If it is a simple O2 Sensor then yes you could get away with driving it like that or simply pick up the Sensor and Wrench from the store for about $40 and change it yourself. If it is a minor Vacum leak double check your gas cap to make sure it is properly tightend down. Anything else I would take teh time to repair first.

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