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Q: Engine warning light on

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My engine warning light came on a couple minutes ago. The car is vibrating more than usual even when idle. No other noticeable problems.

Car is well maintained and hasn't been in any accidents

My car has 74000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your check engine light may come on for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter, bad spark plugs or wires and many other reasons. Any of these types of things can cause the car to vibrate a bit due to a rough idle. Unfortunately due to the wide range of possibilities for the check engine light to come on, the best way to narrow down the scope of what may be causing this is to have the vehicle hooked up to a scanning tool to download any potential fault codes that may have registered in the computer. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at your vehicle to determine what may be causing your check engine light to come on.

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