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Check engine light--comes on automatically at 75k, a shop told me--also true at 150k?

(1993 Suzuki Sidekick)
in Saint Louis, MO on September 14, 2010
I was told when the check engine light came on suddenly 8 yrs ago that Suzuki's were programmed/set to do so, to remind you of 75k maintenance, which I had already done at 50k. (I have taken REALLY good care of my Sidekick, and it has been a really good car, want to keep til it falls apart. But last few years some repairs in the 400-600 range, about one of those per year, incl tune-ups and so on.) Well, the light popped on again and I noticed it shortly after 150k miles. Coincidentally I had just had the exhaust pipes all replaced and the AC recharged. Thanks! May be ready to sell this car b/c I really need a 4WD for winter here--lots of ice storms.
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of Greg Solow's Engine Room on September 14, 2010
There is a maintainence light will automatically come on at 50, 80 and 100,000miles. The reset for this is under the dash it is a switch that is moved in the opposite direction as it is presently on when the light illuminates. The switch is under the dash to the right of the steering column.
on September 14, 2010
check engine light is never automatic. it indicaes a problem with fuel control.
take it to another shop that understands what the light means.

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