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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Left on a trip yesterday and got 20 miles out of Flafstaff AZ and my check engine light came on as I was setting the cruise. The cruise light constantly flashes and my ABS light came on also. Checked oil and everything else and nothing. Here is the thing. I continueed to drive another 720 miles with no problems. Lights are still on. Any thoughts?

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What vehicle/engine/transmission? Year? Miles? Data needed.

Go to any autoparts store Autozone/Advance/etc.

Have them read the codes.

Post codes here.

We can't say if the car is safe to drive if we don't know what is wrong.

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if you filled up at a gas station before you left town, could be as simple as a loose cap/wrinkled gas cap gasket.

need the code to know. If the light wasn't flashing, probably no severe damage was done.

it is common for modern vehicles to disable Cruise Control and one or 2 other systems anytime a CEL is lit. But ABS is very sensitive to low voltage so, could be alternator/electrical problem.

need car,year, mileage, condition details too.

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720 miles, if it was a bad tank of gas, it would have been through a couple tanks already and the drive cycles that have run would have cleared the light. Would have kept the code in memory, but the light would have gone out.

Need codes.

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