Check engine light is on?

Tiny
MOTOR CITY 4
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  • 2009 FORD TAURUS
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I put 13gallons of the above fuel by mistake my check engine light is on but not blinking, I have Mobil gas in tank as well how can I get it all out? Or should I burn it out?
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 11:52 AM

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Tiny
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Assuming it is the cause of the issue, burn it out.

what is the code?? This guide will help get it

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please run down this guide and report back. Roy
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
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I have it in garage I haven't taken it out will driving it cause damage or will it be best to pump it out? Is there anything I can add to it to help from creating a engine problem?
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 12:18 PM
Tiny
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Drive it out.

Once again, I need the code

Roy
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 12:26 PM
Tiny
RANDICO
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The 2009 Ford Taurus is not flex fuel, So if you decide to burn it out, Here is what will happen, The vehicle powertrain management can not handle it, What makes a flex fuel so different is all flex fuel vehicles has a fuel composition sensor which you do not have, So if you decide to use it you will have no power, yes the check engine light will appear as lean banks, Here is what will happen on the engine management side, The fuel trim pulse width injector will increase, The knock sensor will retard the timing, So no power on the streets. You can use this fuel it is suppose to be the future fuel. Who can not use this fuel is carburetor cars, And vehicle that require 92 octane. And by the way where did you purchase this fuel? And I call this the big lie fuel supply.
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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Roy thank you. I understand you need a code but im @ home its Sunday in Michigan my only concern was by burning it out will I do any damage? Or should I pump it out and start o vlosrver with a full tank.
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 12:45 PM
Tiny
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Thanks randico, I got it at sunoco station I just want to know can pumping it out help? I runs good no power loss or knock I had fuel not E.85 in tank before adding e85.
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
1970GREENOLDS
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  • 2006 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • FWD
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Came on, had it checked, mechanic did code scan, no codes came up, just said random misfire at start up plus a few other things, he changed the two gaskets and plugs. I drove it for about two weeks and the light came on again. I checked again and same thing, random misfire. He suggest that I change wires, I thought I would also change coil pack and I have not done it yet. I read a couple time on the web from mechanics/ person that the two reasons for random misfire is 1) bad fuel and 2) vacuum leak. I am sure it has nothing to do with bad fuel.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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What gaskets were changed?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
1970GREENOLDS
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Upper intake manifold. On scan it did give of codes random misfire and small evap leak. I did change gas cap.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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You did not have any lean bank 1 or bank 2 codes?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I do not remember him saying anything about that but could have. The second time I was there and do not remember anything about that being said.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The best way to look for a vacuum leak is have a smoke test performed did they do one of those on it?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
1970GREENOLDS
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He replaced both gaskets
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
1970GREENOLDS
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No he did not. I am making a smoke machine and plan on doing myself. But can you recommend which vacuum hose to hook it up to?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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You really have not help me out much. As far as telling what could or is the problem or (s)
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:16 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have to collect information I am not there helping people fix their car over the internet is very challenging. All I have to rely on is what information you give me. Most of the time I have to ask questions beyond what information is given. You would hook up the smoke machine hose to the hose that goes to the brake booster. Make sure you block off the throttle body before you start smoking it. I cannot tell you the problem with the information I have so far. Bad fuel can cause a random misfire have seen that before. Also I do not know what the last guy found what exactly he did to fix it etc. So again the need for all the questions. You could have a vacuum leak that could be a lot of different places so that is the need for a smoke test. Also you could have a egr valve that could be sticking partially open. I am here to help people with their car problems. Giving my free time to help people in need.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is the brake booster on this a square part that is on back with three hoses attached or is it round part?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It is the big round black part on the drivers side mounted to the firewall with the one large vacuum line going to it.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
1970GREENOLDS
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Okay, I found it, that one hose leads to a small square box along with three other hoses and one of those hoses does lead to the air cleaner tube that goes to the throttle body. Should I hook up to that one?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I wish I had a picture of that, you want one that leads directly into the intake manifold.
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