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Engine warning light on . ihave checked oil level

Engine warning light on (yellow)

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  • 087bobby Aug 28, 2008

    Thanks a million i took your advice and got the problem sorted.It felt good going to the garage with the information you provided.

    Thank you for your great service.

  • dtads Sep 03, 2008

    This happened to my car as well, after a short while it started loosing power (in terms of the accelaration).. I could barely get it going.



    How much would it cost to read the code on it, if i take it to the mechanic

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Go to a parts stor and ask them to read your codes i think most champion auto and napa auto parts stores offer this for free or you can even go to a dealership and have them read the codes

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