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I have 94000 miles on my 01 and the other morning my service engine light came on, i checked all the fluids. Also I've noticed that my power steering is starting to get stiff when the car is warming up and the whole engine itself sounds like it's working very hard. is there anything I can do other than take it to a mechanic?

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Autozone will pull the trouble codes for free, and give you a print out and possible causes for the check engine light being on. Check for leaks around hose and pump if air is in the system turn the wheel all the way to the left and hold a few seconds than to the right and repeat a few times. Also check all the belts. loose belt will cause stiffness and other problems.

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