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Random Check Engine Light

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In the last three weeks, I have had the check engine light come on twice. Neither time was for more than 10 seconds. The car is running as smooth as ever, so I don't understand what could be causing it.

I STILL have an oil leak from SOMEWHERE. It's not too bad. If I park the car in the garage all weekend I have two little drips on the floor (dripping from oil pan area... but the pan itself doesn't seem to be leaking). No smoking though, so it's not hitting the exhaust. *shrug*

Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone else?

NOTE: SOHC N/A, Auto Tranny
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Steam-clean the engine, trace the leak.
Your Check Engine light is likely to be an O2 sensor getting ready to quit on you. It could be faulty or just getting ready to die.

When my O2 sensor went out (on my '98 base) the light just came on one night and never went out. It's not too big of a deal and your car will still run fine.

Wouldn't hurt to get it check out, though, just in case it's something else.
I cleaned the engine the best that I could. I think the rear main is leaking, BUT, that's not the main leak. That's more of an 'ooze'. The main leak is higher up in the engine. *sigh* I'm going to have to take it to a dealer either way, I'm just procrastinating. This is going to cost me a small fortune.
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