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Q: Engine light

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Engine light is on, engine fans not running, temperature gauge does not go above half. Air conditioner works when engine is cold but stops after warming up. Coolant is at a normal level. What would be the likely problem?

My car has 204000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You will need to have Check Engine Light te...

You will need to have Check Engine Light tested and diagnosed to see what the code is. You may be having a cooling fan issue or some other problem that is causing the light to illuminate and the A/C to not operate when the car is warm.

A cooling fan may not be coming on with the A/C but your engine is not overheating, a scan and diagnosis will need to be done to further pinpoint this issue. I’d recommend getting some help from a qualified technician who has the necessary tools and experience to properly diagnose your Check Engine Light. A proper repair can then be made once this is done.

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