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Please read all of this.What I am suggesting is both a solution and not a solution.I get many bad ratings with this and I am serious,this is not a joke,but I will accept the bad ratings because it is truthful,factual,and very common.The check engine light has to be THE worst thing ever invented.There are so many things which can cause this light to illuminate that it is disgusting,both big and small.As long as your fluids are fine,your car is running fine,just put it out of your mind.There have been too many stories such as yours however,you got away cheap.A code comes up,people replace stuff which it suggests is wrong and what happens?That little $2 light is still glaring at them.Some people have spent over $1,000 and the same thing happens.Some forums I have read for fun,the people actually recommend putting black tape over the light because that is about what it is worth.I do not.I usually at least tell people how to check the transmission fluid because I do not know the level of knowledge of the people I talk to and it is very different than checking oil.With the engine running at least 5 minutes on a flat level surface,leave it running and dip the stick.Do it several times for accuracy.It should be within range just like the oil one.It's best to do after you came back from somewhere so you don't have to run the engine unnecessarily for 5 minutes.If there is no dipstick,it has to be checked by a shop or dealer.(Some current cars are like that).The trans. dipstick should be between the back of the engine and the fire wall.Any questions,reply back here and I will get an autolink to your post and reply ASAP.Good luck! Greg
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