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Service Engine Soon.what this mean\

my car service engine soon came on

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The check engine light came on and the car is trembling

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Wayne Powell m , The SES light could be on because of an emission related fault. You can retrieve the codes with out going any where as your car is able to decipher why engine light is on by following the instructions in your manual or from the links below. 1st link can tell you what the code/s are also, after you have retrieved them.

ECM Diagnostics/ECM Reset procedure:

- Sit in the driver's seat.

- Turn the ignition key to the ON position and wait three seconds. (Do not start the car.)

- Fully depress and release the accelerator pedal five times in less than five seconds.

- Wait exactly seven seconds. Fully depress the accelerator pedal for ten seconds until the SES light flashes.

- Release the accelerator pedal and start counting flashes to obtain the four-digit trouble code.

Long flashes (0.6 seconds) indicate the first digit of the code; count the blinks one through nine and write down the first digit. (Ten blinks indicates zero.)

The next three digits follow in turn in the same fashion except with faster blinks (0.3 second) and a 1.0-second pause between digits.

Use the link's below for more explanation if needed and if need be, some of the auto parts suppliers offer free code reading like Pepboys, Nappa, Advanced auto parts,etc and some of the guys are very knowledgeable and may have seen the issue often and put you on the right track. Good luck.

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This is a general error given that the car detects something is wrong. Most auto parts stores (Autozone, Advanced Auto, O'Reilley's, etc) can plug a handheld computer into the car to check the specific error code that is causing the service engine soon light to come on. With that error code, they will be able to tell you what your car is detecting as wrong.

Additionally, you can buy the handheld computer and check the code yourself. Here are some on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Code-Readers-Scan....

You can even buy a connector that communicates with an app on your smart phone that can tell you the error code. For example: https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Reader-...

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Most likely it means its time for an oil change. Normally this light comes on every 3500 miles.

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Agreed. Though a lot of cars also have another indicator light for oil that comes on in addition to the "check engine"/"service engine" lights.

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