Check Engine Light


1996 Ford Mustang 3.8 L V6. My car has over 108000 miles one it almost everything still original with the exception of some minor repairs necessary. The problem I['m finding is now and then on start up it will shake, once I get moving though, it stops. Last night however I started it up and the check engine light came on and it was shaking. I got it home and checked all my fluids to find my antifreeze low. I filled it, and turned the car on this morning, no shaking, engine is cool, however my check engine light is still on. As far as I can tell though there's nothing new or different as far as sounds from the engine go, and the engine looks like it's running fine.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 AT 3:50 AM

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The check engine light is on because your car's computer has detected a malfunction with the cars engine management system. The cars performance and gas mileage may or may not be affected depending on what the problem is. There is a problem with emission control system, fuel system or ignition system. Use of a scanner to pull the codes will give you a good direction to go in. If you don't have a code scanner, some of the big autoparts chains will pull the code for you free of charge. :)

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