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Hi Michel,
Welcome to the list.
I suspect that your car will have an ODBII diagnostic port on it - you
can buy the cable and the software to go on your PC to diagnose the
codes, but it will be expensive just to resolve the problem.
Ideally the first thing you need to do is to see if the local dealer
can diagnose the problem (they should have a reader) or try calling
other local garages to see if they have a reader and are able to read
the codes.
The check engine light can be down to a number of issues which are
worth checking anyway:
Check the air filter - if it is old, replace it.
Is the oil level and pressure OK? - If concerned replace it and the
Check the fuel filter - if it hasn't been replaced for a while, replace
Apart from the light, how does the car actually run?
Is it very smokey?
More info would be useful, however be warned that the check engine
light coming on could be the sign of something major about to go wrong
so be cautious.
Also in some cases the light will remain on even after the problem has
been resolved in which case it would need to be reset.
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift