THE ENGINE SHAKES

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1996 Mercury Cougar
  • 160,000 miles

The engine shakes. Check engine light on

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 AT 6:16 AM

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  • caradiodoc
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Shaking is due to a misfire. The Check Engine light tells you the Engine Computer has detected a problem, most likely related, and has set a diagnostic fault code in memory. Having that code read is the place to start. It will indicate the circuit or system that needs further diagnosis.

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