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Q: Check Engine light came on

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The Check Engine light is on.

A: An illuminated Check Engine Light can be ca...

An illuminated Check Engine Light can be caused by many different issues on a vehicle that is 15 years old; it could be anything from a gas cap, to a bad sensor. I recommend hiring a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to run a diagnostic on your Check Engine Light.

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