I have a 2004 Ford Explorer with a 106K mile on it now and the service engine light is on. what kind of maintenance should I do. What kind of service or part do I need to change please advise thanks


Asked by Mar 18, 2015 at 04:37 AM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Tune up 1st battery

Tom Demyan

Since the SEL is on, you can scan the car for the code or codes that are in memory to pinpoint the sensor or problem that is causing the light to trip. Could be up to a number of things. Any local auto part store can scan them for you for free or have your mechanic do it.


Thank you that was really helpfull, I was able to borrow from Advance Auto the test and found the problem.

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