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Re: service engine soon light
The only way to erase the chenck engine light on a 96 and newer vehicle
is with a SCANNER ALL 96 and newer cars, truck, and SUV's have a
computer thats called OBD II (On Board Diagnostics generation 2) The
"remove the battery cable trick" only works on some 95 and older
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It NEVER was the camshaft sensor! Unless, you've removed the engine lately, which I doubt. RUN to Advance Auto Parts and buy a can of "SeaFoam" and add to your gas tank per instructions...drive at least 100 miles and the problem should go away...IF it doesn't you'll have to replace the O2 sensors in the exhaust system...Any good mechanic should be able to do this for much less $$ than the dealership DO NOT go to the dealer for repairs! Good Luck
Your vehicle’s computer system has self-testing capability. When the computer senses that there is a problem with some of the components it stores the correspondent trouble code(s) in its memory and lights up the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light to tell you that there is a problem and you will need to have the car diagnosed and repaired.
sir, service engine soon is your emissions light malfunction indicator, meaning your car will not pass a smog test. It will not pass inspection in most places either. It can't be reset and stay off till the problem is fixed. Any auto parts store can retrieve the code for you and most like Autozone do it for free, Most common reason for the service engine soon light tends to be an oxygen sensor. But with the code it will lead you to the problem. Hope this helps.
service light is only there to warn you, the car need service. (interval service). any of the repair shop should be able to do the job. you can drive the car just as is. no harm done.
make sure the car pass emmission test. O2 senser.