2001 Ford Escort radio skips and service engine soon light

Tiny
WHITNEY T
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  • 2001 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 76,000 MILES
Hello, I just got a 2001 ford escort and it has 76000 miles on it, runs great but reves alittle when im ideling. Sence I got it the radio skipped every once in a while when I truned the car to hit a bump. But today it skipped really bad and the cheak service engine soon came on. Id reallly like to know what this means or get an idea seeing how I just bought the car.
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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 AT 8:48 PM

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Tiny
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Have the computer scanned for code/s-you have a problem within the engine management system that caused the CEL to turn on-This is your starting point of diagnosis, finding out what's going on.
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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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I got the code, it p 171 and shutt off the light then put some cleaning stuff in my tank and it seemed to help. Any idea what that code means?
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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 AT 5:25 AM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/trouble_codes/obd2
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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 AT 10:13 AM

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