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I think the engine light went on? What does this mean? The vehicle seems to be running well despite the fact that the engine light went on 24 hours ago.

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Hi, When the Check Engine or SES lights come on it doesn't mean your ca will be running badly. These lights come on to warn you that one of the systems monitored is showing a problem and needs to be checked. The systems monitored are numerous ranging from the gas cap to air conditioner. I tell me customer to think of that light as the sneeze before the cold. Ignoring it wont make it go away. You can have your local Auto Zone store preform a scan for free that will give a list of the Stored DTCs then ask on here as to the best fix. Happy motoring

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Need to have it check out, what the light means, is the computer pick up a bad signal from one of your engine sensor's, most of the time engine will still run good, but will damage other sensor, and engine will start to run bad, go to any auto parts or autozone, where they will do a code reading for free, get back with us with the code number, and we will help you diag. your trouble code, hope this was very helpful.

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