If you don't have a scanner take it to Auto Zone or I think even Advantage does it and they will tell you what the code is and erase the code for you.
There are pages and pages of things that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked with a scantool. Then the code can be diagnosed and repaired.
The check engine light on a 1999 Ford Ranger is between the full mark of the gas gauge and the left turn signal arrow
Provided you are talking about the MIL Light = Malfunction Indicator Lamp? the 97 Mark VIII is an OBDII computer system. it requires a scan tool to reset / turn off the MIL / check engine light. it requires repairing the fault / problem to keep it off. drl
controle the front and back air suspensions for leaking air.
Lincoln did not offer a Mark VII in 1993.. Lincoln stopped production in 1992. Then started the Mark VIII in 1993
im not positive cuz i dont have a 318 i have a 325, but i think that is the check engine light... It is actually the tranmission service light.
Is the engine tapping when running? If not, check the oil level. If the oil level is at the full mark on the dip stick, then check the oil sending switch. My just need to replace it. Easy fix if that is your problem.
Check the basics, With an inline spark tester ($6-8.00) check for spark. Does the fuel pump make noise when you turn the key (whining noise)? Is the fuel getting to the engine?
Try turning the switch off in the trunk on drivers side.
Was it making any kind of out of the ordinary noise? Likely burned out but check the wireing for breaks where it could ground out etc.
You have to check to see what codes are causing the check engine light to be flickering etc. that will be your starting point. Sounds like oxygen sensors though. the spark plug boots are cracked my 98 had the same problem $3.80 each