Check engine light is now on?

Tiny
XPRESS1
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  • 2006 FORD EXPEDITION
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  • 36,234 MILES
Hello and thank you taking your time to assist me in diagnosing what the issue is with my truck. This morning my wife called and stated the truck on board computer says engine failure. Check engine light is now on. She coasted to side of road, waited 5 minutes and started back up. Truck will run fine at idle a do a top speed of 5 mph now. Oil level is fine. Oil pressure is normal, according to gauge. Had it towed to Ford as it just came out of warranty. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 9:13 AM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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There could be a few things causing this, but what i would like you to do is get the code by following this guide and get back to us so we can fix 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.
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
JAMES HARTFORD
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I was pulled up behind a garbage truck pulled to the side of the street I started to pull around and pass the truck which has started to take off, I gave it some gas because of the steep hill we where going up, and that is when it started to lose power and the check engine light started blinking.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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The flashing "check engine" light means too much unburned gas is going into the exhaust system where it will overheat and damage the catalytic converter. A spark-related misfire will cause that, and will also cause loss of power. Spark plugs and wires, when used, and ignition coils on Ford products, are the best suspects.

The place to start is by reading and recording the diagnostic fault codes. If the spark plugs were replaced recently, and you have individual ignition coils, and you get a single-cylinder misfire code, switch the ignition coils between that and one other cylinder. Erase the fault code, then drive the truck to see if a different misfire code sets for the cylinder you moved the suspect coil to.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:17 PM (Merged)
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RLW
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My Check engine light just came on and I checked to ensure the gas cap was on tight - it was. Engine acts like it misses occassionaly while idling. How can I reset the check engine light or is this a common problem for the Expedition?
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

you will have to get a scan done to identify the problem that has trigged the fault code. When this has been identified & rectified the ECU memory can be cleared.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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SHARLENEOIPH
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My check engine light is on, what is wrong with the car? Also it feels like its taking more effort to take off when I step on the gas, what could be the problem?
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It could be many things. However, since the check engine light is on, I need you to do something. Take the car to the nationally recognized parts store and have them scan the computer. It will identify where the problem is coming from.

Let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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BIGGUNS
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I have a 2005 Ford Expedition 2WD 5.4L. Every once in awhile my wife or I will be driving and there will be no responce from the gas pedal. I have taken it in several times and it will run for a few weeks and then it does it again. Also, the check engine light is almost always on.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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The "check engine" light is an indicator for a system that monitors many electronic functions in the system, also called the "malfunction indicator lamp" (MIL). It can come on for any of hundreds of different causes from any of the systems that the computer monitors. Some are very important and can lead to further component or engine damage and some are emissions related not as serious but still a problem and need to be repaired.

Your first step is to have the computer scanned to retrieve the trouble codes that were set when the check engine light came on. Those codes will give you specific information about what the computer saw and will get you pointed in the right direction to find your problem. With a 1996 or newer and some 95 cars and you have an AutoZone or Advanced auto parts in your area, they will read them for free. Once you have these code numbers, we can be a lot more specific about what your problem may be.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BIGGUNS
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I will have to check when I get home, but I have had this problem for awhile. I brought it into Ford 3 times already and they turn the Light off but it seems like they only fix the problem temporarily every time. Each time they fix something else, but it is always the same symptoms. I will get the previous codes and post them if I can.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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We don't need the previous codes. We need the current codes.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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ZEESHAN KHAN
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Dear sir,

my ford expedition year 2004 used saudi arabia having deck caution light 1)
AdvanceTrac 2)Service engine soon 3)Low tire warning.

I tried to repair & expanded much money but unfortunately its same could you please advise what to do my car working properly only this caution lights illuminating,

thanks
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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It has to be scanned for codes to find the problem and you need a professional type scanner to get rid of the codes once they are fixed.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZEESHAN KHAN
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Thanks sir for your immediate response,

as I mentioned that I have been expected much money for this reason but no use they are saying that its normal due to your old car, some where is carbon occurred, even I have reprograming the system,

the following problems I have consult with repotted agencies & they said after charged some money that you drive you car don't worry we are here, do this is required to repair?
1) AdvanceTrac. No any error found during scanning
2)Service engine soon- the engine serviced and changed many parts but still light not off :(
3)Low tire warning, I have changed 4 saner but no use?

Kindly give me some comments reason of above deck caution lights and repair solution, or its really not required to repair?

Thanks
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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If there is no error in advance track then it may be a goround problem or module that is making it do that. With service engine light we need to know the code why it is on otherwise we cant help. Low tire warning if the sensors have been replaced and it has to be set up correctly- tire pressure are correct check fuses and such or get it scanned as that can be a module as well.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZEESHAN KHAN
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For advance track massage also appearing. It may be a goround problem or module that is making it do that. So what should we need to do?
During scanning not code find out so what we need to do?

Sir the mechanics, technicians, have confirmed that drive the car don't worry there is not any issue, I am confuse do its really need to repair or its not danger please guide me
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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No it's not a danger, if you can't supply the codes for the things I've asked then we can'thelp you this has to be seen by qualified mechanics. Try another service place. It looks like we can be of no further assistance.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZEESHAN KHAN
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Dear Sir,

I have following Question could you please help

1st
The driving side main remote for control the merrier child lock is working without button light, the following button is working without lights could you please help to resolve this issue,

"working Without light"

To open the moon roof
Power quarter rear windows
CLIMATE CONTROLLED SEATS
Front row map lamps
Second row map lamps (Right site)

2nd

I would like to ask a question that if we park (P) litter hilly place any ford, why gear is jam, and when wants to change from P to any its sound to move how we can avoid this and its dander for gear?

Regards

Rao
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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It's because you are parked on a hill it doesnt' do any damage just make noise because a 4000 pound vehicle is pressing against the gear making it noisy when it disengages it does absolutely no harm it is built to take that kind of thing.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZEESHAN KHAN
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Thanks for you advice. Its not danger even very difficult to change the gear?

Regards,
Rao
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