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The emissions light is always on. what does this mean? thanks, Ashley

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It could be something as simple as needing a new gas cap or as complex as something being wrong with your emissions system. If you have a Auto Zone near by you they can put a hand held meter on your vehicle and tell you what is wrong and they do that for free.

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