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Problems with my truck slowing down.
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Service Engine Soon Light came on yesterday.
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What would keep a service engine soon light on? 2001 BMW 330
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Service Engine soon light began flashing on and off on 2010 Nissan Sentra... Car started sputtering, ... now all dash lights are o
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Replaced idle control and throttle sensor now won't idle and service engine light on
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The service 4WD/Service Engine Soon Light is on, and my car has front end noise.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. This sounds like the front differential has medal particles in the gear assembly, and if so, you will have to remove the differential and have it diagnosed from the inside to see what bearing...
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Service Engine Soon Light came on, what does that mean?
Your vehicle has pre-programmed service intervals programmed into the computer based upon mileage. When you have these various services done, the mechanic will reset these indicators so that the computer can begin measuring when the next service is due. Since...
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There is a strong knocking sound coming from the engine. Today my car won't start. Service engine light is on. It keeps turning over
Hi there. When the crankshaft position sensor is damaged or faulty, it will cause intermittent starting issues, misfiring problems, or might cause the vehicle to fail to start entirely. The best way to resolve this issue is to contact a...
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My vehicle displays the SVS light only for 10 seconds after I have run the car for a few kms at the start of the day. Is it a concern?
Hi there. If the engine service soon light (service vehicle soon - SVS) comes on for about 10 seconds and then shuts off and does not appear the rest of the day, then this is normal. The condition is the...
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I have an engine light code P0507. It says that there is a high idle issue with my vehicle.
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"Service Engine Soon" light came on today. Do you know what this means? and how soon should I get it checked? 2004 Nissan Sentra
Hi there - usually, the SES light indicates a long-term maintenance item requires attention (i.e. fuel filter, oxygen sensors, catalytic converter, etc.). Check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not before making repairs. I recommend...
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Engine is misfiring and the service engine soon light is on.
Hi there. If the engine is misfiring you would need to check the spark plugs and fuel injectors to see what is not working. If the spark plug has no spark, then check the spark plug wire for spark by-passing...
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Hi there. Check the computer of the car for any codes that could be stored or pending. This will give you a logical area to oversee what needs repaired. If the camshaft position sensor message is appearing, then the camshaft...
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my 04 sentry has the service engine light on.
If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be diagnosed and repaired. If the check engine light is flashing, that means there is a serious fault, such as cylinder misfiring, that requires immediate repair. Misfiring,...

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