What does it mean when the "Service Engine Soon" light stays on while driving in a 1997 Chevrolet Astro?

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Asked by Apr 06, 2011 at 10:00 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Astro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What  does it mean when the "Service Engine Soon" light stays on while driving in a 1997 Chevrolet Astro?

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Hi Ken...this could mean a few things but primarily it is a pre-program function installed by GM to get you to take your vehicle in for some basic servicing such as oil change and tune-ups...it all depends on the mileage of the vehicle...I had a 96 Astro with the 4.3 Lt engine and at about 90k miles the service engine light came on indicating it was time to change my timing belt, as well as some basic tune up stuff.....if your van is running good and you don't hear, feel or see anything strange going on, then you can turn off the "service engine soon" indicator by going to the GM website and searching for that help feature in their pull down menu...

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