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  • ewilfong 01/14/08 1:11 pm PST

    Check engine lights come on for a variety of reasons, some of which are not serious at all. One quick fix is to make sure your gas cap is on securely, though keep in mind it may take several restarts before the light goes off. If that doesn't work, go down to your local auto parts store, and tell them your check engine light is on. Many will hook up a diagnostic tool and give you the error code for free. It could be anything from a sensor problem to a vacuum leak. I believe there are hundreds of codes.

  • MrShift@Edmunds 01/14/08 3:59 pm PST

    You can have the codes read at Autozone for free. You can't diagnose without the codes.

  • kiawah 01/14/08 8:57 pm PST

    Without getting any heat into the car, you may have low coolant. You need to check to make sure you have enough coolant, so the engine doesn't overheat (and then you'd have expensive repairs).

  • madmanmoo 01/15/08 9:21 am PST

    It's been covered in these answers, but I'll reiterate. The engine light could be for any number of reasons. As mentioned, go to local Autozone or Pepboys and check out the code. (Check your fuel door cap first to make sure it's been screwed on properly.)

    Then proceed from there. The 60k service is probably a good idea as well.

    -moo

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