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Why would a 93 Ford Tempo engine light come on after it has been driven 6 miles or more but not at start up?

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βˆ™ 2005-01-15 06:43:27

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Because the engine's electronics has gone into "closed loop" and one of the sensors is malfunctioning and/or sending a faulty reading to the PCM. Take the car somewhere that can use a code reader to find out what has gone wrong.

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