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What does it mean when check engine light comes on? What kind of repair am I looking at and approx how much will it cost to repair?

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You must first access the computer (ECM) with a scan tool that scans what is called the OBD 2 system incorporated into the vehicles computer . Take your car to a local parts store , such as Autozone or Napa . Someone there will use the proper tool to scan your vehicle and obtain the codes necessary to assist a technician in diagnosing the failed components , sensors , etc. that need to be serviced , replaced , or repaired to correct the EEC system . Sometimes it can be very inexpensive to repair . Sometimes it can be expensive . In either case , the ECM eliminates the guesswork by guiding you and the technician in the right direction with the codes it has stored in its memory, and triggering your check engine light to alert you of a problem . Therefore , take the first step by visiting your local parts retailer and get those codes. Good luck ...

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