Check Engine light flashing - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
Register Home Forums Active Topics Topic Finder Photos Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto Loans
TaurusClub.com is the premier Ford Taurus Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-17-2013, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 48526
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2002 SE
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 16
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
BoomByAy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Check Engine light flashing

I have a 2002 taurus Vulcan engine so I was driving my usual driving and my check engine light started flashing for about a min than went off. Car was driving fine didnt felt nothing going on. Continue to drive and the light hasn't came on should I worry or take it in.
BoomByAy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-17-2013, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Technical Advisor
 
behlinla's Avatar
 
Member Number: 14275
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Chapter: Midwest
Drives: A blue car
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 7,507
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 80
behlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Yes, I would have it looked at. Flashing CEL means a severe misfire was detected that was bad enough to damage the catalytic convertors. If it flashes again take it real easy or pull over immediately.
behlinla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
Technical Advisor
 
Member Number: 11378
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 4,953
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 62
Jeff K has a reputation beyond reputeJeff K has a reputation beyond reputeJeff K has a reputation beyond reputeJeff K has a reputation beyond repute
Default

^^^ +1

Driving with a flashing CEL will quickly cause severe and EXPENSIVE to the cat converters. There will be a DTC (trouble code) stored in the PCM. Swing by a parts store and have them read the codes for free and report back with the code number or numbers.
__________________
05 Taurus SEL Duratec - my daily driver
04 Taurus SES Duratec - wifes car
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter car
Toy #1 - 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner) - LOTS of mods
Toy #2 - 88 Tbird Turbo Coupe - LOTS of mods
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
Jeff K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 48526
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2002 SE
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 16
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
BoomByAy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

It said it was a cylinder 2 misfire that happen
BoomByAy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 48526
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2002 SE
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 16
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
BoomByAy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

P0302 code
BoomByAy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
Technical Advisor
 
behlinla's Avatar
 
Member Number: 14275
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Chapter: Midwest
Drives: A blue car
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 7,507
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 80
behlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Okay, well I would think about testing for strong spark on #2 and pulling the spark plug to have a look.

How many miles on the spark plugs?
behlinla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
Crazy Devoted Member
 
Member Number: 10865
Join Date: Dec 2006
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 12,607
Trader Score: 1 reviews
Rep Power: 53
sheila is a glorious beacon of lightsheila is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Read the misfire sticky. Focus on checking/replacing plugs, wires and/or coil.
sheila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 10:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 48526
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2002 SE
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 16
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
BoomByAy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Yeah I haven't replace the spark plugs since 2009 the plugs prolly have over 50,000 miles. What's great Spark Plugs and wires I should get.
BoomByAy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 11:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
Technical Advisor
 
behlinla's Avatar
 
Member Number: 14275
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Chapter: Midwest
Drives: A blue car
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 7,507
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 80
behlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond repute
Default

For spark plugs use Motorcraft or Autolite double platinum plugs. Do not use Bosch plugs.

For wires I would get the Motorcraft set or ACDelco.
behlinla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 11:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
Crazy Devoted Member
 
Member Number: 10865
Join Date: Dec 2006
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 12,607
Trader Score: 1 reviews
Rep Power: 53
sheila is a glorious beacon of lightsheila is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Autolite Pro (Advance Auto) and Borg-Warner (O'Reilly) are good wire sets too.
sheila is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2