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Check engine light

My check engine light is on when i took it to the shop they said i needed a tune up i got the tune up and the check engine light is still on and the oil gauge tends to go high then normal i just got an oil change and it still does it also when i am on the freeway when i push the gas pedal down i am not getting a lot of power but the engine is reving very high

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Check transmission sensors, O2 sensors may need cleaning or replaced, also make sure your temp is not going up when you step on the gas? If so its the trans.

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