1994 Cadillac Deville Service engine light as well as Servi

Tiny
CRAIG_STEVENS3
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  • 1994 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 99,123 MILES
Hi I live in Buffalo NY, I have just bought a 1994 Cadillac Deville. I have had the car now for about a month. Its been sitting in my garage since then but I do start her up atleast once a week. Every now and then when I start the car up and let it run my service engine light may come on but then it will go back off in the matter of seconds. This has happend atleast 3 times since I have had it. My service ride control has come on may be twice. I dont know if this is going to be something major to fix or being that since it has so many miles that the electrical system need to be over looked. I did noticed I had a small steering fluid leak but dont think thats the reason for the engine light. If possible give me some options of what it might be or some actions or solutions to take.
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 5:47 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
the light can be coming on for several reasons. What I suggest is to take the car to a nationally recognized parts store and have the computer scanned for codes. Most stores will do it for free and then you'll know what direction to go.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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Thank you Joe for your help. I surely will do that but just being curious what are several problems that it may be. If you dont mind telling me. And my apology for asking this next question but I been thinking about becoming a Master Tech for a while now. I like to work with my hands and dont mind getting dirty. How do you like the job and whats the median salary for a master tech.
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
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It could be many things, but most likely it will deal with one of the sensors on the engine. As far as becoming a mechanic, it really matters where you live and if you work hourly or flat rate. We are actually not too far apart. I'm near Pittsburgh. Around here if you make in the mid 30's you're doing ok. If you are fast, flat rate is the way to go as long as there is work available. If a repair calls for 2 hours and you do it in one, you still get paid for 2, and you can jump right into the next job. At the end of an 8 hour day, you get paid for as many flat rate hours you completed. That is nice, but again, it needs to be in a place that is busy. Otherwise, you loose out.
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 1:21 PM

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