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Chech engine light is on

Just got an oil change and the check engine light is still on. Any clues?













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The check engine light comes only when the computer control unit (called the PCM) senses a fault in the electronic controls of the engine and/or the emission system, there are about 200 possible faults that turn the light on, to know what has developed a problem you must have the system tested, this is called an OBD2 fault code test, Kragen and Autozone parts stores do this testing for free.

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SOURCE: 1997chevylumina3.1 check engine light on after

After you change the oil in the Chevy Lumina, you have to put the key in the ignition and turn it to the on position but do not start it. Then press the gas peddle to the floor and release it 3 times within 5 seconds and it will reset the change engine oil gage.

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