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Do you know if the check engine light will come on my 2002 2.2 L 4-door sunfire if the oiled has not been changed in over 5,000 clicks /km...

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    Cody Triplett Dec 30, 2010

    thank-you for that info chuck
    is there any possable ideas you may have on what it could be or a list of things it would be greatly appreciated..

    have tried the gas cap and no luck so far... also nothing sounds out off place and car runs as smooth as the day i got her

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The "check engine" light is for emissions related items, not normal maintence items. If it is on then there is a problem that needs to be addressed, but no not changing the oil will not make the check engine light turn on.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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  • Cody Triplett
    Cody Triplett Dec 30, 2010

    do you know of any things it could be and list of possables would be great i tried the gas cap no luck.... also car still runs great just took her to sudburry and back and its 700 km plus and she seemed to run just fine. i pushed it farther than i have before 140km and still seemed tip top after the trip, just came on today after i got off work

  • Chuck
    Chuck Dec 30, 2010

    There is a whole bunch of things it could be. You need to get the code(s) read to determine what's wrong.

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