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Check engine light came on. What causes this? How do I get it off?

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  • rofiara Jul 06, 2008

    The check engine light went on when I down-shifted. What could cause this?

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Check engine light came on and the car runs like it doe not know what gear to go in

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    Patrick McGee Jul 06, 2008

    The check engine light trips goes on when a sensor is faulty. Probably just starnge timing with it turning on on a downshift. You best bet is to take it to an autozone and have a the "code" read. Your car's computer stores a code in it's memory, once you retrive the code I can cross refrence the code number and tell you exactly which sensor is faulty and needs replacing.

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