1998 Mitsubishi Chariot • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 100,011 miles

Hi out there
I recently bought a Mitsubishi chariot 1998 model. The engine light stays on all the time. When I disconnect the battery for a few seconds, it comes on then off in a normal way.I can then drive for as long as I want smoothly but the problem only starts when I switch off the ignition and then tern it on after a few seconds. The light will stay on until I perform the above procedure. If the light is on, the car will select 1, 2, 3 and will not select 4 until I remove my foot from the accelerator peddle.
My question is, why does the engine light not come on when I drive and only stays on when I switch off the ignition for a few seconds.
Any information in this regard will be greatly appreciated.
February 11, 2011.

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