99 Taurus - Engine Light Rough Idle
My wife was driving our 99 Taurus 3.0 OHV last weekend when the engine light came on and the car started to run rough. The idle is really rough and it feels like it will stall. She also thinks she smells burning rubber and thinks it's the belt, but I can't imagine that anything wrong with the belt could cause a rough idle.
It runs the same as when we leave it for a few days without starting except it doesn't go away after a few minutes.
Is there a way to read the engine light codes without a scanner? I know on my 00 Maxima there is an LED on the cpu that flashes and tells you the code.
Other than going to a shop and paying for them to use the scanner, I'll start with a tune up, plugs & fuel filter.
We've had it for a year and I haven't done anything towards a tune up, but I did replace the thermostat, waterpump, & radator cap a few months ago.
Thanks for your help.