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2004 Chrysler Sebring Question: Service engine soon Light

 

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rjurjans, 3.0L V6, Fortine, MT, April 01, 2011, 18:02
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I have an 2004 Sebring Platinum Series V6 the service engine soon. light came on car has 77558 miles on it. Seems to be running great , what would be the most likely reason for the light

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 01, 2011, 18:05
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    "Service Engine Soon" light on a Chrysler Sebring is their terminology for Check Engine Light or malfunction. If the Check Engine Light/Service Engine Soon light illuminates while you are driving, the car's on board computer sees a fault in the engines management system that is causing an excess amount of pollutants to be emitted from your car. This could result in engine damage if left neglected. Some problems that can cause the Check Engine light to stay on may take two "drive cycles' to complete before illuminating the Check Engine Light. The computer sees a problem and looks for an identical set of circumstances to occur to confirm that it has indeed seen a problem before turning on the light. A Check Engine light that continually flashes while you are driving is serious and is a sign that the computer sees a problem that seriously risks damaging the catalytic converter which may result in an expensive repair or even may cause a fire! Diagnostic codes are stored in the vehicle's computer and can be retrieved using a scantool that communicates with the computer in your car. We have in our Repairpal website an encyclopedia with in depth articles about computer, and computer control systems, emission and driveability problems. http://repairpal.com/check-engine-light

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    LorensAuto from Loren's Auto Repair, April 01, 2011, 19:02
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    Patrick gave a very good answer. I cannot improve upon it, but if you need a shop to test the system and find out what is causing the light to come on, we have the technology to do that and we are not too far from you. Our shop is in Kalispell.

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    Visitor, April 01, 2011, 19:09

    What do charge to test system ?

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    LorensAuto, April 01, 2011, 19:38
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    Call our service advisors and they can give you details. One will be there from 8 till noon tomorrow and every day next week from 7:30 till 6.

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