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97 Impreza L 2.2...the check engine light

I have a 97 Impreza L 2.2...the check engine light came on recently and is staying on. I want to take it in, but the place I want to go is about an hour away. Would it be ok to make this trip? The light just came on today and I have driven it much since...

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It should be fine to make an HOUR trip. Its an emissions device thats giving you the check engine lite. Its put there by the manufacturer to nag you to bring the car in.

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