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My service engine soon light came on and I'm not sure if I

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my service engine soon light came on and I'm not sure if I should drive it
JA: The mechanics have tons of experience in that area. Are those all of the "symptoms"?
Customer: yes it still runs great
JA: Anything else I can tell the Mitsubishi Mechanic before I connect you two?
Customer: not really
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 6 months ago.
is it on solid or flashing?
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 6 months ago.
if its on solid its safe to drive if its flashing have it towedThe check engine light comes on when the on-board computer detects a fault in engine driveability or performance, transmission control system or transmission, or the emissions system, and a fault code is set and stored in the computer. Faults that can set the check engine light can range from a vaccuum leak, engine mis-fire, low engine compression, faulty sensor such as O2 sensor or other engine sensor, hydraulic pressure loss in transmission, transmission shift solenoid, open/short in wiring harness, emission evaporative system leak, or one of over a hundred different reasons.The only way to know what set a fault code and turned the check engine light on is to have a diagnostic scanner hooked up to the on-board computer and read it for stored diagnostic fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this service for free- (like auto zone)check with you local parts stores. If none in your area do, then you will have to take it to a shop and pay to have the computer read for stored fault codes

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