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Engine shuts down while driving, service engine light comes on

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Hi, to save yourself some $$$, if you can get your car down to a auto-zone store, they will bring out there obd-2 meter and plug it into your pc to read your pc codes that store up when the light comes on. There are hard codes which can't be erased, and others that can. It will tell you exactly what the problem is with your auto, and you may be able to get the part and have it put on right there! I have seen this done a number of times, they have a meter they use on site. It will give you a number of codes on a read out sheet of paper saying what the code means, like a plugged air filter, a mass air flow sensor, what ever might be causing your problem. Take it to a shop, and you have a hour minimum when you drive it in. I am not saying you might not have to, but its free at the auto store to find out when not at a auto shop. I would do this. Please be kind if you feel I have been of help to you when rating me. That would be kind of you.
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