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Check engine light keeps popping on, but nothing seems to be wrong with the vehicle.

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  • Alan H Nov 12, 2010

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The check engine light comes ON when the cars computer(the ECU) notices any kind of electrical problem in car.In some cases the check engine light comes on then turns off.In that case the exact error is not getting confirmed so this happens.But once the problem gets confirmed the engine light will remain permanently ON till the problem gets solved.In this case i suggest you to get your car scanned at autozone service center.Its absolutely free.In case in the car scanning,if any error code is retrieved then you can check which part is faulty as per the error code.In case if no error code is retrieved then you can continue driving,till you get any confirmed indication. ---------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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