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You can get the trouble code by turning the key to run (not start) then back one click...repeat 3 times total ending in the run position. The trouble code will either display in your odometer, or be a series of flashes( number of flashes, pause, flashes etc. = a number) on your check engine light. write it down. Do a google search to tell you what the code represents. The most common cause is a loose or missing gas cap.

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