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When I start my car I am hearing a chugging noise. The service engine soon light is on. I don't want to pay alot of money for them to look at it. Is there something my dad and I can do to fix it ourselfs?

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Best bet to start with is to go somewhere where they will check the check engine light for free-DO NOT TAKE THEIR ADVICE IN WHAT THE PROBLEM IS!!!!!!!
write the code(s) down and research those codes and common problems-check out my tip on s series problems-this may be your problem

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