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F150 SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT

2001 Ford F-150

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2001 Ford F150 6 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 67,796 miles

I HAVE A 2001 FORD F-150. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT WENT ON. I TURNED IT IN FOR AN OIL CHANGE. IT WAS DONE BUT LIGHT STILL ON. WELL, WE JUST MOVED HERE TO ITALY AND I HAD PACKED THE OWNERS MANUAL, AND CANT SEEM TO LOCATED. IVE LOOKED ALL OVER BUT, AUTO PLACE NEEDS IT TO RESET THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO RESET IT OR WHERE I CAN FIND A OWNERS MANUAL. HELP HUSBAND IS DEPLOYED AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. THANKS
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Jdcpaulino73
December 16, 2007.




Where is the reset button for the service engine soon light on a 2000 Ford F150?

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A service engine light means you have a problem that needs repairing. If you have already checked out the problems and corrected them, disconnect the negative cable from your battery for 1 minute. If the light comes back on after reconnecting the battery, you still have an unresolved engine problem.

Additional info : there is no " reset button". The trucks computer monitors various systems and if it senses a problem it turns on the light. The computer also stores codes that can be read and interpreted giving you a hint as to what the problem is. When the problem is fixed the computer should show no issues and the light will not light up. If you have a truck with a digital tripmeter/odometer on the dash you can access all the engine codes by pushing the reset button while you start the engine. After the engine starts continue pushing the reset button to display things such as a digital tachometer, water temp etc etc. This is there because the computer is generic to all trucks but not all trucks have the fancy option package of showing this info on a separate screen. What you are seeing is what the dealer would see with his diagnostic computer. It is all alpha numeric and makes no sense but you can find explanations to all this on several websites dealing specifically with ford trucks. Its out there on the web, you just have to dig. Good luck.

Copied and pasted from website. I think it was wikipedia. Anways I have the same problem with my truck and have not tried this yet. From this response I believe there isn't a reset button for a oil change but it is for diagnostic purposes.

Rob

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Robert1wilson
Jan 16, 2008.


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