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  • avatar zaken1 02/27/09 11:36 pm PST

    At this age, I would definitely replace the fuel filter. A clogged fuel filter will make the fuel mixture too lean, and that will cause gas smells. But the check engine light means that a trouble code is stored in the computer. That code will tell you what the problem is. Take the car to a parts store like Auto Zone; who will scan the trouble code for free. Once the problem is fixed, the code will have to be cleared from the computer with a scanner, before the car will function normally.

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  • zaken1 02/27/09 11:36 pm PST

    At this age, I would definitely replace the fuel filter. A clogged fuel filter will make the fuel mixture too lean, and that will cause gas smells. But the check engine light means that a trouble code is stored in the computer. That code will tell you what the problem is. Take the car to a parts store like Auto Zone; who will scan the trouble code for free. Once the problem is fixed, the code will have to be cleared from the computer with a scanner, before the car will function normally.

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