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Rx 300 1999 I have a engine knocking sound. I use plus gas , new engine oil ,also engine treatment, new spark plugs. egine light on. Help me thank you.

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Have an OBII scan (fault scan) done. Scan will identify what triggered light. Any good parts store (Autozone, Advance, etc..) will do scan FREE

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