CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON AND OFF

1995 Ford Contour

Tiny

Donnawr

February, 11, 2009 AT 7:14 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Ford Contour 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 99000 miles

Hello and thanks for helping this damsel in distress. I've had NO trouble with my car despite it's age and the past two days, the check engine light has come on and gone off after less than a minute in each case. The manual says if the light goes off, the engine has returned to normal. However, the light has never come on before, so before I take it in to an unknown mechanic, I'd like to get some advice about what to do.
Many thanks!
Donna

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2 Answers

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

February, 11, 2009 AT 8:18 PM

Check engine comes on when 1st key on and 1st start and should go off,
if no trouble detected,

if light is coming on then the PCM detected a malfunction where its warning you
and in this case need to have it scanned for codes

Tiny

Donnawr

February, 13, 2009 AT 12:05 PM

Thanks for the response.I'll call it my 'free trial' and tell you your response is much appreciated. Next time, I'll donate with thanks.

Donna

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