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My check engine light came on and i checked my fluids and those are ok. i have a 2001 a6 2.8 and no owners manual. why is the light on when it wasn't on yesterday?

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Take it to your local advanced auto parts or auto zone and have them do a free diagnostics check on it. after they give you a code post it on here and I am sure you will be able get you more help. good luck.

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