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Engine light on.dead battery this morning,only one year

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Engine light on.dead battery...

Engine light on.dead battery this morning,only one year old.transmission slightly slipping however emergency break light keeps coming on. Gee,did you get all that?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?

I had oil change 10 days ago. No leaks,but fluid not changed,just topped off

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

2010 jeep liberty, 144,000 miles,very well kept maintain

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Liberty yourself? What have you tried so far?

No,strictly and routine service.just changed serpentine belt and water pump September. Emergency break changed by dealer 18 months ago,but apparently not correctly

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Cannot think of anything else

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Jeep
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Jeep Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

There are dozens of possible causes for the engine light coming on and it will require some testing to determine exactly what is wrong. The light comes on when the powertrain control module sees a failure and sets fault codes. The first step in diagnosing the problem will be to use a scan tool to see what fault codes have set and then testing can be done from there accordingly. If the transmissiion is truly slipping and going into limp in, which would be due to internal failure or low fluid level, then the engine light would definitely be on due to that. There may be more going on than just that though.

The red brake warning lamp can come on if you physical engage the emergency brake, it's switch circuit shorts to ground, the brake fluid level is low, or the fluid level switch is bad. The brake fluid level should be checked before operating the vehicle again.

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