Check engine light on steady = have your vehicle checked.If it is blinking = have your vehicle checked now.=============================================Just adding to the answer :If your check engine light is blinking that means that an engine cylindermisfire has been detected . You can drive it in for repair , just avoid anyrapid acceleration or deceleration because you can damage the catalyticconverter
I would check the plug wires and the exhaust system.
it could be the coil
no, door locks have nothing to do with check engine light.
It will cause the check engine light to come on with no benefits.
On a 2001 Ford Windstar the check engine light looks like a picture of an engine just to the right and a little bit lower than the ( O/D OFF light )
you have a cylinder misfire
it could be an issue related to your oxygen intake check oxy sensors if check engine light is on.
Turn on the ignition and do not start the engine. The light will come on unless the bulb is burnt out or someone has removed it.
If your check engine light is flashing when the engine is running that means that an engine cylinder misfire has been detected ( if you are going to drive it in for repair avoid any rapid acceleration / braking , you can damage the catalytic converter )
when my dodge stratus started to do that it was because I needed transmission fluid.
A sputtering engine can be caused by several things. Check the fuel pressure, proper timing, and make sure that the EGR valve is not clogged up. Could be as simple as needing new spark plugs. If the check engine light goes on, check for codes.
It's the icon / graphic of a an engine, upper right hand area of the instrument panel.
That is the check engine light.That is the check engine light.
I had the same problem on my 1999 Windstar. It turned out that the light bulb for this indicator was burned out. I simply replaced it and the problem was solved!!
If your check engine light is blinking with the engine running that means an engine cylinder misfire has been detected . You will need to have your Ford Windstar scanned for any trouble codes to help diagnose and then repair the problem . You can drive it in to have it repaired , just drive in a moderate fashion ( avoid any rapid acceleration or deceleration because you can damage the catalytic converter )
No, oil level does not cause the check engine light.
The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.
The check engine light is the light shaped like an engine, or the light that states Check Engine (Soon). If this light comes on, it is time to see what the issue is with the engine.
The key here is that each warning light is trying to tell you 2 different things. They are not likely to be related to each other.Research each light separately.NOTE: Fix the *cause* of the trouble codes and the lights will turn themselves off.See "Related Questions" below for more about check engine lights & Windstar ABS systems
There are sensors all over the engine that can turn the check engine light on.
On a 1999 Ford Windstar : The warning light ( that looks like an engine ) located above your engine temperature gauge is the " CHECK ENGINE " warning light . It comes on if something is effecting the engine emission controls . If it stays on , drive it into a professional or if it starts flashing that means an engine cylinder misfire has been detected and you need to avoid any heavy acceleration or deceleration until you have it repaired
There are several wires that exit the ECU tied together to a single 20g wire to the CEL with no fuse.
Yes, the Service Engine Soon light is the same as the Check Engine light.
Have it checked for codes. That should give you a starting point for diagnostics.