Check engine light

Tiny
JESSICA_GOULD
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  • 1997 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
Why is my check engine light on now that I drove it up a snowy hill? 97 for escort
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 6:32 PM

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Tiny
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The first thing you would have to do is go to a auto part's store and have them scan your car for code's. That's where you need to start looking for why your light is on.
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
JESSICA_GOULD
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I got it checked at auto zone and they said cylinder 2 is misfiring and it could either be the spark plugs, the feul injector or a tune up. Lately it has been bucking when I pull off from a stop sign what do you think it could be and how much do you think it could cost?
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Saturday, March 5th, 2011 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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If your getting a miss fire when the engine is under a load the first thing is check is the spark plugs and spark plug wire's.
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Sunday, March 6th, 2011 AT 3:57 AM
Tiny
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I had the same thing happen on my 97. The timing belt had slipped and ended up spinning out. I replaced the timing belt and didn't have any proplems with a misfire since. I did change the serpentine belt at the same time since I already had it apart. Car was used for two years then sat for two years. Now the light is back on with the O2 sensor. Working that issue now.
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 7:48 AM

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