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Old 02-27-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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OK tech guys, mine's a 2000 GT, no engine mods, just exhaust & suspension, w\65,400 miles on her & the "Service Engine Soon" light came on tonight on my way home. I bought her used & didn't get an owner's manual with it. Does anyone know what this "light" monitors?? I really don't want to take her to the dealer, so any info is greatly appreciated.
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Well the light probably says what it means. Service the engine. if the CHECK engine light came on then you ought to worry.
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The computer in OBD II monitors a lot of different things....go to an auto zone or car parts store and they should be able to hook a scan tool up (for free) and tell you exactly what the code is.
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get it scanned at autozone for free if they can only tell you the code write it down and post it
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Re: "Service engine soon" light

I'll take her Sat & post up what they find.
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Re: "Service engine soon" light

Once you know the code check it out here Ford OBD-II Trouble Codes
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Re: "Service engine soon" light

if your car is running fine it could be something as simple as a O2 sensor and sometimes it's even a gas cap that isn't on tight enough.
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Well, I was on my way to Advance this morning to get her scanned, & the light went off on the way there. They still checked for me & the code was...
P0042 EVAP Emission Control Sys Small leak
So I'll wait & see if it comes on again, then do something about it.
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if your car is running fine it could be something as simple as a O2 sensor and sometimes it's even a gas cap that isn't on tight enough.
Exactly I've heard of the problem going away with a new gas cap installed check you vacuum lines

OBD-II Trouble Code: P0442 Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak)
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just don't buy a locking gas cap a lot of times you will still have problems with your check engine light being on.
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