1998 FORD WINDSTAR TUNE UP

  • Tiny
  • liquorman
  • 1998 Ford Windstar

Engine Performance problem
1998 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 81000 miles

If your van needs a tune up would your check engine light go on?

Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 10:07 AM

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  • Dave H
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The CEL comes on when the PCM detects a fault in the system. Ie. Misfire/fuel lean/rich. It does not tell you that your engine needs a tune up. Although in some cases a tune up can cure the fault detected.

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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 1:52 PM

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