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Check engine light comes on if I go over 70 mph or use the cruise control, please help.

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It would really help if you read the code for the check engine light,( if you take your car to Auto Zone they do it for free and tell you the problem part also), any of the sensors could cause the light to come on, if you have already gotten the code then you can post it here, I would be more than happy to help you get this problem sorted out. Best

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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    THANK YOU, I WILL TRY TO GET THE CODE.

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