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Can't get check engine light off

The would hestitate, so thought that maybe spark plugs so changed them and of course night before we went to change them engine light came on. car doesn't hestitate anymore but we can't get egine light off

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Take your car to Auto Zone and have then run a FREE SCAN to your computer in your car. If something comes up that is wrong they will tell you what is needed. If nothing comes up have them clear the codes from your cars computer

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