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You had your battery replaced in your 98 ford windstar and now your check engine light and abs light is on could this be from replacing the battery and what should you do to turn the lights off?

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2009-09-26 13:50:38
2009-09-26 13:50:38
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The check engine light could be from changing the battery. Some models will do this saying that there was some loss of power recently. My jeep does this. I would get a hold of a code scanner and check it, because you just wont know what it is until it is read. Autozone will read your computer for free, but I don't think they will reset it. The trouble code has to be erased with a trouble code reader. Also Make sure your emergency brake is also all the way off.


AnswerThe 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

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