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Old 02-02-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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check engine (light)

I have a 94 ford explorer "eddie bower" w/all extras. I can't
get "check engine" light to go off
I would to know if there are any threads that can shed some light on this problem. Any sugestions, directions, are

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Whats the code? Have you had it scanned?
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yeah, fix the problem, and the light will go off after it self tests and realises it's working. it's throwing a trouble code, you could have it scanned, or there is a way to jump 2 wires in the OBD1 connector and have the check engine light flash the code, you will have to look this up tho, I can't remember what 2 1's to jumper togther.
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yeah, fix the problem, and the light will go off after it self tests and realises it's working. it's throwing a trouble code, you could have it scanned, or there is a way to jump 2 wires in the OBD1 connector and have the check engine light flash the code, you will have to look this up tho, I can't remember what 2 1's to jumper togther.
if it is a 1994 model shouldnt it be a OBDII. alot of times there might be anouther little problem that may have been over looked. have a scan ran on it and check the code then double check the part. some of these can be stupid little things. such a plug having 2 ports with only one connecting port simple fix was to put a extra wire that went no where in it to fix.i belive this was a commen problem with the dodge strauts and it was the check oil light on it. just using it as an example not a way to fix it so you know.
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If you go to AutoZone, you can rent a code scanner. Thay will charge you the price of the scanner but when you bring it back, they will refund the full amount. Assuming you are OBDII.
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Check engine light

I ran accross this on a Ranger site,it seams 94-95 Rangers & Explorers are prone to this: the MAF sensor gets the least bit dirty and it sets the lite off.Mine does the same stunt usually under hard acceleration and pings too,go to Checker or NAPA and you can buy a special aerosol MAF cleaner use it every 6 months should take care of problem! For more info on this see www.therangerstation.com
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I ran accross this on a Ranger site,it seams 94-95 Rangers & Explorers are prone to this: the MAF sensor gets the least bit dirty and it sets the lite off.Mine does the same stunt usually under hard acceleration and pings too,go to Checker or NAPA and you can buy a special aerosol MAF cleaner use it every 6 months should take care of problem! For more info on this see www.therangerstation.com
Had that happen on the 97 T Bird (OBDII). Code said it was the O2 and Cats needed replacing. Then found out from the T Bird forum to check the MAF sensor, cause that could throw a downsteam code fault. Pulled the MAF out and had to look at it under a magnifier, but found it to be completely covered in crude. Have to be very gentle when cleaning, used a camel hair art brush and carb cleaner. Possible cause of the crude in my case was a new K&N air filter that may been over oiled.
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Sometimes a bad CAT code can be a bad O2 sensor. O2 sensor's are a lot cheaper than a CAT replacement.

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if it is a 1994 model shouldnt it be a OBDII. alot of times there might be anouther little problem that may have been over looked. have a scan ran on it and check the code then double check the part. some of these can be stupid little things. such a plug having 2 ports with only one connecting port simple fix was to put a extra wire that went no where in it to fix.i belive this was a commen problem with the dodge strauts and it was the check oil light on it. just using it as an example not a way to fix it so you know.
OBDII is 1996 up, pre 1996 is OBD1, Ford used it, a couple other manufacturs also used it, some used there own connectors tho, such as GM.
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