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Did the Check engine light ever start to flash or did you notice any loss of power?
Do you have access to a generic code reader or in in most states except California Virginia they do free malfunction code reads at most AutoZone or similar parts store. We need to know what the code number would be that is set in the engine control computer and causes the check engine light to come on. If you can get to a parts store and check back I can get you more information. Otherwise 90% of the time the check engine light comes on and there's no cylinder misfire or loss of power the problem usually is emission control related. If you don't care about the code number simply remove the negative battery cable for about five minutes then reinstall it this will erase the codes and turn the light off. Whenever the check engine light comes on it will by default cause the vehicle skid control light and other warning lights to come on. If the light does not come back on after you clear the code by removing the battery cable you should be fine to drive.
Ok let me know how it goes.