To find out what is wrong with it you will have to take it to a repair shop or the Ford dealer with a computer to hook it up, but the engine light being on something is wrong with the car, it kinda sounds like a ingition coil pack going out, if so it will only get worse and could also be many other little things, but it must be repaired before the light will go off, and needs to be repairs ASAP so it doesnt cause anymore damage, that is why the light came on is for it to be serviced and repairs ASAP.
I have the same problem with a 2001 LS V8 sport. They diagnosed this earlier this year when I felt a subtle pulsing in the car during heavy acceleration. They said they must change both according to Lincoln service number SSM 512 481 091 and replace BOTH pumps (which shocked me to find there was two). They listed the pumps as YW42-9275-BC and YW42-9H307-BA. Apparently these cross reference to part number E2274M from Airtex but I'll know more soon as it is on order from my local jobber. I do know that if you order a 'pump' from A/C number MU2013 you will get a sender unit only which is listed improperly (and probably why the Airtex costs about 25% more). One other item the dealer replaced on my LS was the Idle solonoid but that shouldn't impact the car while driving, just while idling.
get it checked, because if the ligt blinks, something is wrong.
It means that there is something wrong with the engine and not the battery
It is your "check engine" light. It is telling you that something is wrong with the engine or engine controls. It could be minor or major. You will need to get the "codes" read to find out the problem. Use a code scanner to find out what is wrong.
Something is wrong if the check engine light is on. If the engine is running great then there is no great hurry to get it fixed but there is something wrong with the emissions system or the light would not be on. It is your choice to fix it or not. It may never cause any problems and it could damage the O2 sensors or the converter depending on what is wrong.
If the check engine light is on, there's something wrong with the engine. Or, the computer is bad. One or the other. They don't set a light for no reason.
The Check Engine light can have many meanings from low oil level to needing water or more serious matters. It's always best to take the car to a mechanic who can "read" the codes and will be able to tell you what is wrong and/or what needs repair. It could be a simple issue or it could be very serious, and do keep driving and ignoring that light could lead to major engine damage and very costly engine rebuilding costs.
If you turn on the ignition without starting the engine and the Check Engine light does not come on, the bulb has burnt our or has been removed. Replace the bulb.
When the check engine light comes on, it's a good indication that something is wrong with your engine.
Yes, it can turn the light on for the wrong oil.
It means you drive down to you local car parts store and ask to borrow one of their engine light code readers to see what the problem is, the light indicates there is something wrong, that something wrong could be 100 things, you need the reader to find out whats wrong.
somethings wrong with regards to the engine
When my check engine light comes on, it is caused by the temperature sensor not working. As soon as the light comes on, my temperature drops to cool. If the light goes out, the temp gauge returns to normal.
When the engine light comes on and the car shakes at the same time, it could be the spark plugs or ignition coils are faulty. Misfiring is causing the car to shake.
The Check Engine Light comes on when an error code is sent to the Car's Central Computer. Take it to a servicer who can download the code and tell you what's wrong. It could be any one of a thousand things wrong.
the check engine light means you have something wrong with your emissions. it might be the two sensers on the exhaust pipe.
The check engine light could any number of things. It is impossible to know what the light means without having the car checked by a mechanic. The mechanic will then be able to tell what is wrong with the car.
Until the problem causing the check engine light to go on is fixed. It might not be the gas cap, or the one you replaced it with could be wrong.
A variety of codes could be set to illuminate the Check Engine light, most likely it is an O2 Sensor code but to be on the safe side have it read. After a few thousand (> 30K) miles it isn't uncommon for the light to come on. My advise, Get it checked.
If the check engine lights are on, that means that there is something wrong. A mechanic can check and tell what is wrong with the car.
it could be your engine mounts are needing replaced
might be a misfire in a cylinder...
A check engine light informs you that there is something wrong with the engine. After you run a diagnostic test, you will be able to tell what exactly is wrong.
Could be a vacuum leak. Any check engine light? If so what are the code(s)?