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Service engine soon light came on..what should i check

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  • Zaraki May 11, 2010

    You will first need to have someone with an OBD-II scanner read the data trouble code (s) to find out where to look for your problem.

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I would take to a local parts store, like Auto Zone or Advanced Auto, often they will retrieve the codes for you at no cost. And often will explain what they mean.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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