Just got this car for a SWEET deal. It only has 28K honest miles on it, lived in storage a large part of it's life, and so is in almost perfect shape, inside and out. Thing is, it has these little things that showed up over the years. Power steering grinding, put in fluid, good to go. Brake light on, put in fluid, good to go. Automatic trunk latch not working, check and tighten connection, good to go.
But I can't figure out the Check-Engine Light. It comes on once the car warms up, and just stays on. I don't see any broken connections, and my "Car guy" simply said, "Old cars have lights come on, since it seems to work okay, just ignore it." I'm not a motor-head, more's the pity, but I still don't think that's really the best answer. Maybe it is, but I'd like to get input before I toss in the towel.
Anyone have any ideas where to look? (I did replace the left headlight, so disconnected the battery to do it, but I don't know if that caused anything, or I just hadn't warmed the car up enough to have it happen at the time I bought it.)
And, as additional information. One time, while i had been driving through town awhile, and on the high-speed loop, I was going about 55-60, and when I accelerated more, the alternator light glowed feebly, getting brighter the harder I accelerated, going out when I let off. Hasn't happened again, but I thought I'd mention it.