2000 Ford Mustang Service engine light

Tiny
MICHIGANLIONS
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  • 2000 FORD MUSTANG
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
Its been really cold lately down to about -35 in the mornings and my service engine light just came on this morning. My tank was on E so I ran down to the gas station and then after putting some in the light came on. So I went down and filled it up again and resealed the lid to see if that had any effect on it but nothing changed. I don't really think the cold had anything to do with it but you never know. I hadn't noticed anything wrong with it until today when I was driving it around. The car has been fine ever since I bought it and has run great. But today I noticed a loud poping or crackling sound that sounded like it was comeing from the right tail pipe or possibly under the hood even and I don't know what I could have done to get that sound to come from it. I thought that it could be a spark plug. That some snow could have melted and built up moisture and ruined one but when I drive it it doesn't feel like its missing. If I drive over around 60 mph the service engine light starts flashing. I was wondering what could possibly cause this to happen after it was fine last night and how much it would run me to fix it thanks
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Thursday, January 15th, 2009 AT 12:10 PM

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Tiny
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OMG! Im here for the same thing. My car was on E (1998 GT), and after I got $10 in gas the check engine light came on! However, the car is running the same as b4! Nothing seems wrong - still purring like a kitten. It has been VERY cold here too.-25 last week, but today was in the 20's. I wonder what's going on!
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 7:57 PM
Tiny
OBXAUTOMEDIC
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Hello,

Take your vehicle by your local auto parts store and have them pull codes most will do it for free.

Post codes here in forum.

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 8:18 PM
Tiny
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Well haha I think it fixed itself. Me and one of my buddies determined the rattling was comeing from one of the heat shields on the exhaust that had some ice built up on it. I'm not to worried about fixing that problem because I'm taking it over to ford next week to have them put a Bassani aft-cat back ehaust kit on it. As far as the service engine light goes, my friend and I looked ovr the enginefor any loose wires didn't see anything test drove it a lot and just let it sit in his shop for a long time.On our last test drive we found that it wasn't missing anymore and figured there was just a little moisture in one of the spark plugs and after running it for awhile it just fixed itself thanks for the help though. I love this car and i wouldn't want anything to happen to it!


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