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I have a 1984 Cutlass Supreme with a 3.8 carbureted engine and 82,000 miles.<BR>The car has been well maintained and just passed its smog test with flying colors,<BR>But the “Check Engine” light has started to come on several times a day now. The fuel<BR>Mileage, while never wonderful has dropped 5 miles per gallon? The owners manual only says that when the light appears, something is wrong with the emission computer and bring the car into the dealer. Before I do, does anyone know what might be the source of<BR>this problem?<P>Thanks<BR>Rick

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Rick <BR>go to auto parts store and get a repair book <BR>you will learn that it will tell you how to read onboard computer - I test system on older 80's GMtrucks with a paper clip and write down whatever numbers - the flashing check engine light - Shows me - then look them up in trouble codes<BR>Really its very simple grin.gif" border="0grin.gif" border="0

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I can't seem to predict when the light will appear. Yesterday, I drove 25 miles to work and the light appeared 5 times, but nothing, not even once on the way home? I first saw it while the car was idling for my smog test. The car passed with good results, but I plan to drive the car a lot this summer and need to fix it. <P>Rick

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