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2001 Cadillac DeVille Question: My 2001 cadillac deville check engine light is on and the code is p0471?

 

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yungprofit86, Victorville, CA, May 15, 2013, 18:49
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And my 2001 cadillac is leaking oil from the front why is that?

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    wenyan May 16, 2013, 02:22
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    The first step is understanding why the check engine light comes on. It is connected to the on-board computer and is only set when the on-board computer detects a fault in engine driveability or performance, transmission control system or transmission, or the emissions system, and a fault code is set and stored in the computer. Faults that can set the check engine light can range from a vaccuum leak, engine mis-fire, low engine compression, faulty sensor such as O2 sensor or other engine sensor, hydraulic pressure loss in transmission, transmission shift solenoid, open/short in wiring harness, emission evaporative system leak, or one of over 300 reasons. And not every fault that is set will have outward symptoms.

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