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Engine light came on

Engine light just came on i have plenty of oil and antifreeze what could be causing this.. i was told to clean iac and tbody but how do i now if this is the problem i dont have a lot of money to spengd so if there is a pretty sure diagnosis i would appreciat i i am a woman so will have to try and get it done cheaply

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Engine light could mean a lot of things. You need to have an On Board Diagnostic (OBD I scanner for 1995 and older model or OBD II scanner for 1996 and newer model) scanner and a car repair manual to decode the problem. You can also take the car to the automotive store for them to check for free.

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