what does it means when the engine light stays on

Steven Emery

Asked by Sep 13, 2015 at 08:03 PM about the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan

Question type: General

when i start the car the engine light comes on and it wont go off

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I guess your engine is trying to get your attention- if it could talk it would say: "After 20 years it's time you raised my hood!!"

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After 10 minutes of composing myself to try to withhold sarcasm.. and ignore jam's post.. which is a bit difficult... It means check engine. You think? You need an OBDII scan. Most parts houses will do it at no cost. You will get a DTC fault code, probably will be a code the begins with P and 4 numbers. The most common cause is gas cap

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Steven Emery

i have had repairs done to the car but today the light came on


There you go again Mr. Nut- being serious and offering sincere and reliable help- and what does it get you?

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schalk. Please allow me to begin by saying my opinion of you and your automotive knowledge is high;. I take your posts in good regard and respect them. But you don't know jamnblues. That is evidenced by your remark.You don't know a thing about the man. He really is one of the 'goodguys'

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