After 55,000 more miles I started losing fluid again and experiencing similar problems and took the truck into a dealer which found no trouble. If that doesn't work, then try sanding down your gas cap. I notice that I was loosing coolant and the check engine light would come on and blink occasionally. Engine misfire is a severe condition that requires immediate attention to avoid expensive repairs or even a car fire! The fire was coming from the engine compartment. Since the check engine light has been on for 6 years I'm hoping that's a misprint!! This will erase the error codes from the computer.
In many cases, it will turn off because the problem has been corrected. Replacing a catalytic converter can be costly, so have the engine checked as soon as possible by a certified mechanic. I turned the engine off immediately, and had it towed to woody anderson on Monday morning. Autozone even provides a printout of the codes, and a short description of common causes 2. This code will tell you what part is being affected. Every time the check engine light comes on, the F-150 stores diagnostic trouble codes in the vehicles computer. In short, I'd check coil packs.
Don't let them sell you expensive sensors before researching the codes. This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 and the. Not familiar with this option and it wasn't flashing when I got the truck. Engine recovered after a few yards and was driven home. Answer The check engine light turns on to inform the driver that the computer has detected a 'fault' and that the driver should address the problem. Oxygen sensors for example can be pricey and you should replace both sides at the same time. The service tech at woody anderson told me that trucks run rough.
Usually you will be able to feel a noticeable difference in the performance of your vehicle. Answer Problem with emission control system - have … vehicle scanned to determine the problem. The first step should be to figure out why the check engine light came on in the first place as prolonging a diagnosis could cause more damage to the truck. If the check engine light is flashing a misfire has been detected A good auto parts store will scan codes for free. The vehicle only had liabilty insurance.
From other postings on various online forums I found out this was a classic failure for the 4. Pay attention to those check engine lights - they're there for a reason. The truck still ran rough and did not start properly. Shortly before the fire the cruise control stopped working. If the light comes on for a while then goes off it means you have a problem and should check it out but it won't hurt to wait until you get to a shop or have a chance to check it yourself.
Today it has started to flash constantly. Some research later found out the 1999-2003 Windstar 3. It could be an engine sensor picking up something wrong, or an oxygen sensor before and after the engine. Many early warning light of this nature were set to illuminate based on mileage. Contact you local Ford dealer. Thank you Ford for standing behind your product.
On the other hand it can sometimes be as simple as a loose gas cap. A free piece of hose from Autozone and the light cleared after a few drive cycles! Funny story actually with my ranger. The longer the vehicle is misfiring the more damage will occur. You can borrow, rent or buy a code scanner from most auto parts retailers. An oxygen sensor reads the air and fuel mixture and lights up when it is out of range. If the wires are brittle and cracked, you need to replace them.
While this might turn off the light temporarily, it'll come on again if a malfunction triggers it again. Made my daughter live with it for 2 years. Everything from not shifting out of Park to no brake lights to false dash indicators. Read on to learn what to do when an F -150 starts flashing a check engine light. If you don't , and continue.
But, it will not necessarily tell you what part is defective. Either way it is advisable to have it brought to your trusted repair facility for a diagnosis and repair. My truck has been maintained the entire time since I had it. If miss is only under heavy load then spark takes number one suspect on my list. My truck has never been abused nor has it ever pulled a trailer or been used for hauling. However, do you research on other forums to learn what each code could 'really' mean.
Took the plug out put a spark tester in it and no spark. Please or to join the conversation. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your F-150 diagnosed by a professional automotive technician. Most auto supply stores can access and read the codes for you, which will tell you what to look for. Many of the auto parts stores have code readers that you can use at their premises but depending on the year and make of t … he vehicle it might be worth your time to buy a code reader to figure out what's going on. The most important thing is to have someone hook up a code reader and tell you what code is coming up that is turning the light on. I was awakened Friday morning by a jogger beating on my front door screaming that my truck was on fire.