You need to see what the code is. Most likely it is an O2 code or EVAP code both are very popular on that model.
there is a crack (or cracks) on your gas filler neck (usually near the gas cap) and the computer is detecting that gas fumes are leaking. That's what the code was on my 2001 Explorer Sport.
If the check engine light is flashing that means an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
The check engine light comes on when the engine computer has detected a malfunction and set a trouble code.
Take it to advance auto and they will do it for free.
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.
You use a scan tool after repairing the cause of the code that turned the light on.
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.
After the Explorer is scanned for trouble codes to diagnose and then repair the malfunction , then the check engine light can be reset
Im guessing there is something wrong with your car!
If your check engine light is staying on , that indicates that a malfunction has been detected with the emission control system . You need to have your Explorer scanned for any trouble codes in order to diagnose and repair the problem , then the light can be reset
According to the 2000 Ford Explorer Owner Guide : No , a separate fuse for the check engine light is not listed
The light that shows an engine symbol is your check engine light . If the light stays on while the engine is running, the OBD II system has detected a possible problem with your emission system. If the light flashes on and off, an engine "miss" has been detected . Have your Explorer scanned for any trouble codes to find and then repair the problem.
sometimes after making a repair or replacement, the computer needs to be reset by a mechanic
On a 1997 Ford Explorer : CHECK ENGINE is just to the left of the " C " on the engine coolant temperature gauge ( Helpfull )
might need to check your engine soon
It has a " check gage " light if the fuel gauge is at or near empty , the engine coolant temperature is high , or the engine oil pressure is low
In a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac : The CHECK " GAGE " warning light comes on if the the oil pressure is too low , the engine cooling temperature is too high , or the gas tank gauge is near or at empty
If your check engine light is staying on with the engine running , a malfunction has been detected with the emission control system . Have your Explorer scanned for any trouble codes to diagnose and repair the problem
It allows the OBD II scanner to connect to your Ford Explorer to " read " any trouble codes when the check engine light comes on for one thing
I assume it is the same as the 1998 Ford Explorer four door : There is a " CHECK GAGE " light ( just to the left and above the tachometer ) The light comes on if the engine coolant temperature is too HIGH , the engine oil pressure is too LOW , or the gas gauge is at or near empty
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It's the " service engine soon " light to the left of the gas gauge instead of the " check engine " light , like it is on my 1995 Ford Explorer
Sorry , there isn't a reset button - you have to have the Explorer scanned to find the trouble code(s) that caused the check engine light to come on . The problem has to be repaired before the check engine light can be turned off by using the OBD II scan tool
my 2007 ford explorer sport trac has a check engine light on diagnosted as code PO741. What can I do to fix it.
No, the headlight bulb will just not turn on. The check engine light only comes on when there is a problem with the ENGINE, not the BULB.
Yes, there is an indicator light on the dash.