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Check engine when i am driving the check engine always flashes on the dashboard what would be its possible cause

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    when starting the engine white smoke or fumes comes out at my exhaust

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May be the oil level in the oil tank wil be low or somethin lik tht

but if the car is runnin witout any prob, then it wil be jus a prob of the wire connections system.... jus chk out the wiring properly

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