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Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by saunaman, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. saunaman

    saunaman Guest

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    "service engine soon" light came on about a month ago..Any thoughts on what the cause could be without bringing it in to my mechanic? He charges me $50 to find any code.. I wouldnt mind just going ahead and replacing the o2 sensor if i thought thats what it was. I will be doing all the work myself but would like a head start. Thoughts? :?: Thanks guys.
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    Go to AutoZone. Have them read it. Report back with the code.
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    Just to add, AutoZone does it for free.
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    so does advance auto parts
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    cklaubur Former Escort Owner

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    Advance Auto Parts will even give you a printout!

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    Unfortunatelly i dont have a service center available in my area that will read the codes for free, so i was hoping just to change anything that may be causing the light to come on and save the $60 flat fee.. I have heard that an oxygen sensor can do it, is there anything else? My car is a 1997 with 30,000 miles on it..
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    How far from everything do you live that you're not near an Autozone or an Advanced auto?!?

    And to just start chaning stuff randomly is a BAD idea. The code is there to give you somewhere to start without wasting time and money. You would be better off going on e-bay and buying a cheap OBDII code reader for $20, reading the code yourself and then replacing exactly whatever it is that needs it. O2 sensors are about $60 - $70 each, so if it saves you from replacing one of those when you didn't need to, it just paid for itself 3x over.
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    The hole car can make that MIL to go ON. But the one that is more frequent is the EVAP system.

    But with out knowing the code you can go nowhere.
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    Here is a list of different things that can make your engine light go on. You NEED to have the code read so you know where to look. there is no other way.


    P1039 Vehicle Speed Signal Missing or Improper
    P1051 Brake Switch Signal Missing or Improper
    P1100 Mass Air Flow Sensor Intermittent
    P1101 Mass Air Flow Sensor out of Self-Test Range
    P1112 Intake Air Temperature Sensor Intermittent
    P1116 Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor is out of Self-Test Range
    P1117 Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Intermittent
    P1120 Throttle Position Sensor out of range
    P1121 Throttle Position Sensor Inconsistent with Mass Air Flow Sensor
    P1124 Throttle Position Sensor out of Self-Test Range
    P1125 Throttle Position Sensor Intermittent
    P1127 Heated Oxygen Sensor Heater not on During KOER Test
    P1128 Heated Oxygen Sensor Signals reversed
    P1129 Heated Oxygen Sensor Signals reversed
    P1130 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Adaptive Fuel Limit - Bank No. 1
    P1131 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Lean - Bank No. 1
    P1132 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Rich - Bank No. 1
    P1135 Ignition Switch Signal Missing or Improper
    P1137 Lack of Downstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Lean - Bank No. 1
    P1138 Lack of Downstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Rich - Bank No. 1
    P1150 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Adaptive Fuel Limit - Bank No. 2
    P1151 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Lean - Bank No. 2
    P1152 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Rich - Bank No. 2
    P1157 Lack of Downstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Lean - Bank No. 2
    P1158 Lack of Downstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Rich - Bank No. 2
    P1220 Series Throttle Control fault
    P1224 Throttle Position Sensor B out of Self-Test Range
    P1230 Open Power to Fuel Pump circuit
    P1231 High Speed Fuel Pump Relay activated
    P1232 Low Speed Fuel Pump Primary circuit failure
    P1233 Fuel Pump Driver Module off-line
    P1234 Fuel Pump Driver Module off-line
    P1235 Fuel Pump Control out of range
    P1236 Fuel Pump Control out of range
    P1237 Fuel Pump Secondary circuit fault
    P1238 Fuel Pump Secondary circuit fault
    P1250 Lack of Power to FPRC Solenoid
    P1260 Theft Detected - Engine Disabled
    P1270 Engine RPM or Vehicle Speed Limiter Reached
    P1288 Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor out of Self-Test Range
    P1289 Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Signal Greater Than Self-Test Range
    P1290 Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Signal Less Than Self-Test Range
    P1299 Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Detected Engine Overheating Condition
    P1309 Misfire Detection Monitor not enabled
    P1351 Ignition Diagnostic Monitor circuit Input fault
    P1352 Ignition Coil A - Primary circuit fault
    P1353 Ignition Coil B - Primary circuit fault
    P1354 Ignition Coil C - Primary circuit fault
    P1355 Ignition Coil D - Primary circuit fault
    P1356 Loss of Ignition Diagnostic Module Input to PCM
    P1358 Ignition Diagnostic Monitor Signal out of Self-Test Range
    P1359 Spark Output circuit fault
    P1364 Ignition Coil Primary circuit fault
    P1380 VCT Solenoid Valve circuit Short or Open
    P1381 Cam Timing Advance is excessive
    P1383 Cam Timing Advance is excessive
    P1390 Octane Adjust out of Self-Test Range
    P1400 Differential Pressure Feedback Electronic Sensor circuit Low Voltage
    P1401 Differential Pressure Feedback Electronic Sensor circuit High Voltage
    P1403 Differential Pressure Feedback Electronic Sensor Hoses Reversed
    P1405 Differential Pressure Feedback Electronic Sensor circuit Upstream Hose
    P1406 Differential Pressure Feedback Electronic Sensor circuit Downstream Hose
    P1407 EGR No Flow Detected
    P1408 EGR Flow out of Self-Test Range
    P1409? EGR Vacuum Regulator circuit malfunction
    P1409? Electronic Vacuum Regulator Control circuit fault
    P1410 EGR Barometric Pressure Sensor VREF Voltage
    P1411 Secondary Air is not being diverted
    P1413 Secondary Air Injection System Monitor circuit Low Voltage
    P1414 Secondary Air Injection System Monitor circuit High Voltage
    P1442 Secondary Air Injection System Monitor circuit High Voltage
    P1443 Evaporative Emission Control System - Vacuum System - Purge Control Solenoid or Purge Control Valve fault
    P1444 Purge Flow Sensor circuit Input Low
    P1445 Purge Flow Sensor circuit Input High
    P1450 Inability of Evaporative Emission Control System to Bleed Fuel Tank
    P1451 EVAP Control System Canister Vent Solenoid Circuit Malfunction
    P1452 Inability of Evaporative Emission Control System to Bleed Fuel Tank
    P1455 Substantial Leak or Blockage in Evaporative Emission Control System
    P1460 Wide Open Throttle Air Conditioning Cutoff circuit malfunction
    P1461 Air Conditioning Pressure Sensor circuit Low Input
    P1462 Air Conditioning Pressure Sensor circuit high Input
    P1463 Air Conditioning Pressure Sensor Insufficient Pressure change
    P1464 ACCS to PCM High During Self-Test
    P1469 Low Air Conditioning Cycling Period
    P1473 Fan Secondary High with Fans Off
    P1474 Low Fan Control Primary circuit
    P1479 High Fan Control Primary circuit
    P1480 Fan Secondary Low with Low Fans On
    P1481 Fan Secondary Low with High Fans On
    P1483 Power to Cooling Fan Exceeded Normal Draw
    P1484 Variable Load Control Module Pin 1 Open
    P1500 Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent
    P1501 Programmable Speedometer & Odometer Module/Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent circuit-failure
    P1502 Invalid or Missing Vehicle Speed Message or Brake Data
    P1504 Intake Air Control circuit malfunction
    P1505 Idle Air Control System at Adaptive Clip
    P1506 Idle Air Control Over Speed Error
    P1507 Idle Air Control Under Speed Error
    P1512 Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Closed
    P1513 Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Closed
    P1516 Intake Manifold Runner Control Input Error
    P1517 Intake Manifold Runner Control Input Error
    P1518 Intake Manifold Runner Control fault - Stuck Open
    P1519? Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open
    P1520? Intake Manifold Runner Control circuit fault
    P1519? Intake Manifold Runner Control fault - Stuck Closed
    P1520? Intake Manifold Runner Control fault
    P1530 Open or Short to A/C Compressor Clutch circuit
    P1537 Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open
    P1538 Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open
    P1539 Power to A/C Compressor Clutch circuit Exceeded Normal Current Draw
    P1549 Intake Manifold Temperature Valve Vacuum Actuator Connection
    P1550 Power Steering Pressure Sensor out of Self-Test Range
    P1605 PCM Keep Alive Memory Test Error
    P1625 Voltage to Vehicle Load Control Module Fan circuit not detected
    P1626 Voltage to Vehicle Load Control Module circuit not detected
    P1650 Power Steering Pressure Switch out of Self-Test Range
    P1651 Power Steering Pressure Switch Input fault
    P1700 Transmission system problems
    P1701 Reverse Engagement Error
    P1702 Transmission system problems
    P1703 Brake On/Off Switch out of Self-Test Range
    P1704 Transmission system problems
    P1705 Manual Lever Position Sensor out of Self-Test Range
    P1709 Park or Neutral Position Switch out of Self-Test Range
    P1710 Transmission system problems
    P1711 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor out of Self-Test Range
    P1713
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    P172 Transmission system problems
    P1729 4x4 Low Switch Error
    P1740 Transmission system problems
    P1741 Torque Converter Clutch Control Error
    P1742 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Faulty
    P1743 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Faulty
    P1744 Torque Converter Clutch System Stuck in Off Position
    P1745 Transmission system problems
    P1746 Electronic Pressure Control Solenoid - Open circuit
    P1747 Electronic Pressure Control Solenoid - Short circuit
    P1749 Electronic Pressure Control Solenoid Failed Low
    P1751 Shift Solenoid No. 1 Performance
    P1754 Coast Clutch Solenoid circuit malfunction
    P1756 Shift Solenoid No. 2 Performance
    P1760 Transmission system problems
    P1761 Shift Solenoid No. 3 Performance
    P1762 Transmission system problems
    P1767 Transmission system problems
    P1780 Transmission Control Switch circuit is out of Self-Test Range
    P1781 4x4 Low Switch is out of Self-Test Range
    P1783 Transmission Over-Temperature Condition
    P1784 Transmission system problems
    P1785 Transmission system problems
    P1786 Transmission system problems
    P1787 Transmission system problems
    P1788 Transmission system problems
    P1789 Transmission system problems
  10. SportEscort98

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    you dont have to take your Escort to Autozone or Advanced Autos. my Service Engine Soon light came on last week. to clear it and reset the ECU, remove both battery terminals, and then hold them together for about 3-5 seconds. It cleared my SES light and hasnt come on since. takes a total of 5mins or less.
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    You don't need to hold them together, and if something was wrong (like a bad O2 sensor) it will come back on. It doesn't fix the problem with your car. You will need to get the code that it is throwing, fix whatever problem there is, then clear it...and it should go and stay away.
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    well it did fix mine...my dad did it since he Managed 3 Firestone Tire stores since he was 18...not to be cocky, but im sure he knew that will fix it without a diagnostic box
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    Your dad should know better. Just making the CEL turn off does not fix the problem. The CEL comes on for a reason.
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    wow.. if i touch two wires together, will that make my rear main seal stop leaking too?!
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    It also cures male pattern baldness!
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    I saw OBDII code readers at Wal-Mart but cannot recall how much wally world wanted for them.
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    Not sure, but I had a friend who's car stopped leaking oil one day, and he became convinced it had somehow fixed itself. That was a week before his engine seized for lack of the black stuff. I'm not surprised. I've seen cars fix themselves before. I'm just curious how long the car needs to fix that problem. :roll:
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    HA HA HA HA THATS HILARIOUS!!! I literally lol'ed
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    Well, ya screwed the pooch on that attempt.

    What was your dad doing 'fixing' engines at a tire dealership?
  20. cdipier2

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    yep they have two. i got the $70, and they also have $100 one. the one i bought works good :D

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