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The check engine/service engine soon light notifies the driver of a possible emissions related problem. It is also known as a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL). The MIL can be either a steady or blinking light. A steady light indicates a fault that may cause high engine or evaporative emissions. Under certain conditions the light will blink or flash. A blinking light indicates a severe level of engine misfire that can cause expensive component damage.
I suggest you have the engine control module (ECM) interrogated with an OBD II scanner to retrieve the diagnostic trouble code (DTC) which is causing the MIL to illuminate. Only with this information can you efficiently diagnose the cause for MIL illumination. There are MANY conditions which can illuminate the MIL.
Many Auto Parts "chain" stores with scan your vehicles on board diagnostics and retrieve any stored DTC(s) for free. Once you have this/these codes, I can give you a better idea of what may be the cause.
There are several ways to turn off the MIL:
(1) check to see if the gas cap is tight; if not, tighten it (the MIL may not go off immediately) - a loose cap may indicate an evaporative fuel leak;
(2) have the system with a scan tool, perform a repair and turn off the light; or,
(3) the system may turn itself off after a period of time if it no longer detects a problem.
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