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What Does A Check Engine Light Mean

What Does A Check Engine Light Mean?

The Check Engine Light in your car can signal various issues. Emissions problems and sensor failures can cause the Check Engine Light to come on. The Check Engine Light is also known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp. It is a critical warning on your car’s dashboard. When it lights up, it’s a sign that your car’s onboard computer (ECM or PCM) has found a problem in the engine or emission control system. Newer cars have robust emission controls. The Check Engine Light may indicate issues with parts like the catalytic converter or oxygen sensor. Loose gas caps, faulty fuel injectors, or fuel pump problems can trigger the Check Engine Light. Engine misfires from spark plugs, ignition coils, or vacuum leaks are common causes. Sometimes, transmission issues can also cause the Check Engine Light to come on. Wiring problems, faulty connectors, or electrical components in the engine control system can be root causes. Our mechanics will use diagnostic equipment to retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes stored in your car’s computer to find specific information about the issue. It is important to have these issues checked promptly. Find us on Google

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