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I was driving today and the check engine light came on, but went off, and this has never happened to me before, since I'm a young driver....should I got to autozone and see if there are any error codes? The car doesn't really seem to be sounding any different...anyways, any help is appreciated.
 
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Yep, autozone's your best bet. They'll tell you what's wrong with it and give you prices on what you need to fix the problem.
 

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my gen 2 gl has the same problem..and autozone said they cant do it cuz its too old for their lil thing or w/e they use to get the codes.....I think they are lying to me
 

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Damn, that sucks, cause mine is a 92, not a 94, so mines older, so it is even less likely to be able to be tested, so now I go postal... :ripped:
 

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The book on my Taurus says that the check engine light is emissions. I don't think it's an emergency. I have had the check engine light come on at different times mostly when the weather changes. Anyway I don't believe you have major issues unless that light comes on and stays on. Then probably an o2 sensor or something like that.
 

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I have in my hands an Actron code scanner purchased at Autozone today for $29.99. It plainly states that among about a million other applications it fits
1986 thru 1995 3.0

Also if you have a Haynes manual and an analog volt meter (one with a needle not digital) you can plug it into the module and do the key on igintion off test and the meter will sweep a number of times and then pause and sweep again and then pause and sweep again. This will give you the 3 digit codes that are stored even if your light is off now and you can then start from there.

I will advise you that just because you have a code it doesn't mean you change a part and everything is fixed.

For example code 182 says Adaptive Fuel lean limit reached at idle,system rich right side.

What does that mean? I don't have a clue.
Hope this helps

Mike
 

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Autozone's code scanner is for the OBDII processors. This means they're for cars about 1995 and newer, or thereabouts. 1994 Mustang V-6's had OBDII, but I'm not sure when the Taurus got it.
That relatively cheap Actron scanner works good for a home tool.
 
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