engine light on

35

Asked by Jan 19, 2015 at 01:16 PM about the 2002 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2092 T Bird's check engine light is on.  I have taken it to several places that have the
hand held computer checker and it won't show anything on it.  Everything is fine in as far
as the oil, gas cap, etc.  What would it be?

7 Answers

90,705

So is it the yellow light or the red light?

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
35

Well, I had to replace the battery today and the engine light went off.

90,705

Don't get excited yet, when you disconnected the battery you reset the ECM so it lost the codes so the light went off, it's just a temporary thing, once the ECM sees the problem it will turn the back on. But anyway that told me that it is an emissions control light, not an oil pressure light. I have had a few Fords not meet the protocol version on my tester, so I have to do a firmware update on my code reader then I could get the codes. You may have to go to a good shop to get it to read or you have a wiring problem in the OBD connective circuit.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I was told to go 60 and brake 5 to 6 times. One person has told me this works. Haven't tried it yet but car has been tested and looked and nothing is wrong. I've read this a common problem (the light turning on for no reason) in TBs

I have a 92 Thunderbird and my check engine light will come on for a few seconds then goes off. once my vehicle has ran for a while, I tends to stay on longer, but eventually goes off again. I hear and feel no difference in the vehicles performance, sound, etc... I went to Auto Zone to get it checked but they said that they can only check vehicles from 1998 and newer. I called the Ford dealership and they want $120.00 to diagnose the problem. however, the gentleman I spoke with said "Huh... that's strange" which indicates; to me, that there may not be an issue at all. That this may be a common occurrence with older Thunderbirds.

90,705

Guruxkz8 it is not a normal problem even with the junk they call fuel you should not have any light. You can actually get the codes yourself, just search how to get ford obd1 codes and you should be able to find the diagram on what wires to jumper and what wires to put in your test light and read the flash out codes, there should also be a code chart. If your new at it then it might take a could of tries before you get it right, just make sure you count the flashes correctly or you will go crazy with invalid codes. So read it carefully before going at it.

90,705

Hers the site. http://www.freeautomechanic.com/diagnostictroblecodes7.html

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • what would cause the check engine light to stay on? 3 answers

    The check engine light stays on all the time, the engine runs great, car drives great out on the road. The check engine light stays on all the time. The oil and fluids are all OK

    1992 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Ford Thunderbird engine light stays on 2 answers

    The engine light came on suddenly & stays on right after you start ignition & stays on until you turn motor off.

    2003 Ford Thunderbird Premium Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Flashing engine light 1 answer

    Hi I have a 96 Thunderbird that has a flashing engine light can I use a jumper wire to check the codes if so how exactly do I do it thank you

    1996 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Check engine light comes on why? 2 answers

    Hello I have a 93 Tbird and my check engine light comes on. Now I'm pretty sure I don't have a cat it's just a stright pipe now could that be why. It may think the cat is still in or maybe it's just ...

    1993 Ford Thunderbird LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine light 2 answers

    Why is my engine light staying on?

    2001 Ford Taurus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,039 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $4,500.

ZIP:

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,540
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,490
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
364 Great Deals out of 46,842 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
94 Great Deals out of 20,214 listings starting at $3,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
156 Great Deals out of 32,706 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
43 Great Deals out of 2,978 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford F-150
2,215 Great Deals out of 208,754 listings starting at $1,499
Used Jaguar XK-Series
29 Great Deals out of 711 listings starting at $4,585
Used Chevrolet Impala
514 Great Deals out of 29,179 listings starting at $1,100
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
45 Great Deals out of 4,386 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Firebird
8 Great Deals out of 741 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series
974 Great Deals out of 33,361 listings starting at $1,000
Used Lincoln Continental
4,181 listings starting at $41,448

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible For Sale
146 listings starting at $8,500
2002 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 319 listings starting at $4,500