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Engine light is on. runs fine. i have been researching most ppl say its the gas cap. but i checked that and its still on. any ideas?

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ANY AUTOZONE AND MOST LARGER REPAIR SHOPS WILL HOOK YOUR CAR AND TELL YOU WHAT CODES ARE MAKING YOUR LIGHT STAY ON FOR "FREE". MAKE SURE YOU GET IT CHECKED FOR FREEEEEEEEEE

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The silly thinking behind the service engine light is that folks, being advised of a problem, would take the car somewhere and have a tech attach an analyzer to it and find out the exact problem and have it fixed before it really goes to sh**. And unfortunately a "tech" is not some pimply kid who was making pizza last week with a 30 dollar toy code reader in his hand. Advance and Auto Zone are better than nothing, but not much better.

In the old days the car simply broke down, then it was towed, diagnosed, and fixed. Nowadays folks just continue to stare at the service light and wonder until it breaks down, gets towed, and fixed. When it breaks down it is always in an inconvenient place, and a bad time. Then you get to ponder whether it would have been better and much cheaper to take it to a tech as opposed to asking strangers what that light means.

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Autozone will check your error codes for free..there are too many things is could be to try to diagnose it here

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