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Old 05-09-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default 1996 Service engine soon light

A couple of days ago while driving around, I notice that the "Service Engine Soon" light was on (not flashing). The car was and is running good - No difference in perforance - and running smooth. It's been on now for serveral outtings. The previous week I was low on fuel (on reserve) but nerver ran out. When I filled it up (Sunoco 94) I added fuel injector cleaner. Shortly after that is when I noticed the light on.
Any ideas on what it might be??? Should I take it to a dealer???
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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you need to pull the codes.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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Any autozone or advanced auto should have a code reader obd2 that they will let you use/print out the codes for free.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:03 AM   #4
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For a 1996, get yourself an OBD11 code reader ....ebay $20.00.
They will read the code, erase the code and stored codes and comes with a book with all listed codes and a breif explanation of what the problem is, which would be your starting place for problem solving.
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Thanks! I'll search one out.
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When my 96 LT1 did that - SES light but engine ran normally - turned out to be the EGR valve. AutoZone pulled the code for me.

When I pulled the EGR valve I saw the cause; carboned up and sticking. I could have just cleaned it with some spray and a toothbrush, but I figured "why not" and installed a new one.

You'll just need to pull the code to see what's up.

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Old 05-13-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
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I pulled to valve and cleaned it but no luck. I don't have a code reader but it looks like it would come in handy. I guess it's off to the dealer I go.

Thanks for your help.
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