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I bought an old 2003 s80. we think the timing belt needs…

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Hi! :-) I bought...

Hi! :-) I bought an old 2003 s80. we think the timing belt needs changing. could that cause the check engine light to come on? thanks!

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

Stays on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your S80 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Haven't done anything. will take it to a mechanic. some tests my husband could do though. he's quite handy, just don't have the space to do repairs

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

Car ran well, and still runs and feels great. just the light is disconcerning.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: UK Car
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UK Auto Mechanic: Kevin, UK Car Mechanic replied 10 months ago
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Hi I'm Kevin it's very unlikely that the timing belt being due would cause engine management light to illuminate . The only way this could happen is if the belt was loose and had jumped but this would cause very noticeable running issues . You will need to have car plugged into a diagnostic tool to find the cause of light in most cases it's an emissions related sensor failure

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UK Auto Mechanic: Kevin, UK Car Mechanic replied 10 months ago

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