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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2002 Ford Taurus Engine Light Went On

What should I do when I see the engine light
symbol (on dash) go on? I took it to Auto Zone
and they did a free computer analysis and said to
take it to a shop for some kind of adjustment.

But, now, it went off. So, is it okay to drive?
I checked with the shop and they want $160 to fix
the problem revealed by the computer analysis at
Auto Zone.

Something tells me I'm about to be ripped off (again!).
Any sage advice out there (please!)?????

P.S. CAR HAS 88,000 miles and has had oil changes
every 3,000 miles regularly. Thanks!

6 comments:

  1. Go back to Autozone to see if they can tell you what the code was, it may still be in the memory on the computer. My guess that if the light went off it is not that serious of a problem.

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  2. if the light comes and goes my guess would be an intermittent o2 sensor

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  3. If the light comes on and stays on, it is OK to drive it.
    If the light comes on and goes off, it is still OK to drive it.
    If the light flashes ... park it as soon as possible, you could damage if you continue to drive it.

    In most cases when the check engine light comes on and then goes off, it is an emissions related issue. Emissions related issues will not leave you stranded, keep driving it till you have time to get it looked at.

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  4. If the car is running normally it's probably nothing big. my guess would be an o2 sensor as well, but go back to the auto zone and have them pull the code. Good luck

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  5. Did you have the code generated by computer analysis, as that will easily find out the details of your engine problem with its error code solution online? You can also refer to some online experts to resolve the engine problem with qualified advice. You may want to refer to www.hiperformer.com/engine_basics where you can post your query and find an effective resolution.

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  6. Did you have the code generated by computer analysis, as that will easily find out the details of your engine problem with its error code solution online? You can also refer to some online experts to resolve the engine problem with qualified advice. You may want to refer to hiperformer engine_basics page where you can post your query and find an effective resolution.

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