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Check engine light is on. We're leaving on a 60 mile trip to…

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Check engine light is...

Check engine light is on. We're leaving on a 60 mile trip to return tomorrow. Can I wait until I get back to have it checked out.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Stays on

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '60 Toyota?

Did I say 60 Toyota? Meant 1996 Avalon

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

I'm mechanically challenged. Any trouble goes to my mechanic.

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

No. Car has been running well.

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Toyota Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Is the check engine on solid or is it flashing?

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Toyota Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

As long as the light is on solid and not flashing you are fine to take your trip and will not usually even notice any issues with the way the car runs. The computer has back up strategy and compensates for any loss of signal. You can address this once you are back from your trip.

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Toyota Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Just checking in to see if your still needing help with this , if so please post back and we can work from there if need be. If not then please take a moment to rate my service so I can get credit for my time, the question remains open for follow up even after doing so, all you need to do is return to this question if need be.

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