My 1997 Ford Taurus has electrical issues. It has a blinking check engine light,..even after completing all maint? Now the left rear brake light won't come on when I hit the breaks.,and all the obvious' have been troubleshot! Lol any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.,.rob

Asked by Jan 04, 2013 at 05:55 PM about the 1997 Ford Taurus GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Have you pulled the codes? Any auto parts store will be able to read them if you don't have a reader. Your gas cap can if dirty of damaged cause CEL to blink. I know it sounds stupid but there it is. As for the brake light if you have checked all obvious issues such as light bulb, receptor, wire damage and brake pedal switch I have no answers except to say take it to the dealership,

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Thanks Calvin, lets see.,..codes! Haven't but will now since scanning from parts store can do it. Brake light finally started working.,.?? It was probably tired of me pulling it apart so many times and R n R the bulb. Now with all this good fortune turning my way it's freeing up my days..,lol Next time it's straight to plan B! Selling it to the Navy for a boat anchor! Thnx n hagd, Rob

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