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Engine light is on, found a vaccum hose brken off cut back and replaced hose but light is still on

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Don't know for sure on your particular vehicle, but many times the light stays on until the stored code is erased, making room for the next time. I believe Autozone will do this for free.

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If you have indeed found the problem then the computer will reset itself after a few days. You can run a self test for codes. turn key off-on, off-on, off-on. the codes will blink out in pairs of numbers on the check engine light or will display on the digital odometer. Google your codes to see if the fault was the broken vacuum hose.

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Your best bet is going to be to take it into a car parts store and make sure that the light was about the vacuum leak. If it is see if they can clear it off for you. If it is not then you will know what is wrong. Some places will not clear off a code for legal reasons so if they won't you are going to have to pull your negative battery connection off for at least 3-5 minutes. That will usually clear it out, sadly you will lose your radio presets.

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