* "Check Engine" light on?

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Asked by May 18, 2009 at 02:28 PM about the Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

* "Check Engine" light on?Any clue why? :) it's running fine lol

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i would take to a parts store so they can scan it before it does become an issue most of the time the scanning can be free

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go to autozone. they will do a check for free and tell you what you need to fix

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Check your fuel cap.... If it is not properly screwed on you will get a check engine light. It may not go off until you drive it a bit then shut it off and next time you run it should be off.. Happened on my wifes 06 taurus and on my 99 old's silhoutte van...

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Running on low grade fuel can foul up the O2 sensor, and cause this to happen as well.

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Too much Ethanol in a non Flex will do that too. They'll tolerate 40% w/o a problem. Over that it thinks it's lean.

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Could be a myriad of reasons. Sensors fail, gas caps aren't sealing properly, a small misfire that can go unnoticed... Just head to your local autozone and they'll tell you what the code is and means.

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gona tell u same as rest of yas with those be happy cuz ur lucki ur goin anyware im a mec hanic n let me tell u hahalol scrap it .or demo

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