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Q: Powertrain warning lamp

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what should i do should i drive it a long distance or not because it appears bt if i switch the engine off and restart it desapeared?
My car has a manual transmission.

In this case you will need to have the computer scanned to retrieve the codes that are stored. The codes will indicate the exact problem areas. Have the trouble codes and warning light diagnosed by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to isolate the failure.

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