1996 Acura Legend a PGMFI light comes on after a couple of minutes

Tiny
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  • 1996 ACURA LEGEND
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES

1996 Acura Legend V6 mileage: 95,000. This is a car I am looking to buy. It is in excellent condition, just inspected, passed emissions, no engine or transmission noises. But, a PGM-FI light comes on after a couple of minutes. There seems to be no engine performance changes before or after the light comes on. Any ideas on what it means or how to check what is causing it?

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Friday, October 8th, 2010 AT 5:16 PM

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Tiny
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The PGM-FI light is another word for "check engine light." The "check engine" light will "light" when there is a malfunction in the engine management system. The fault code is then stored in the computer. The computer must be scanned with an OBD-II scanner to retrieve these stored faults to pinpoint the malfunctioning component. Because the check engine light indicates something is wrong, sooner rather than later is recommended. We recommend buying your own scanner.

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