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Old 06-08-2007, 17:51   #1 (permalink)
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How do I reset the computer in a 99 Ford Escort?

ok - I'm a car TARD, so please explain things c l e a r l y.
Thank you.
Here goes: I'm trying to sell or trade in my 99 Ford Escort, the Check Engine light is on, but I took it to the mechanic - he said it's fine (the light keeps going on if I let the gas go too low due to a faulty fuel sensor), but he forgot to do the reset thingy. Now they're closed until Monday, and I need to get this done ASAP (who's gonna offer me a decent trade in price with the check engine light on??).
I just know there's got to be an easier/better way to do this than disconnecting the battery, right??? Some secret button or something? Magic password? Pixie dust?
I hate the idea of having to find a new garage to take it in just for that...
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How do I reset the computer in a 99 Ford Escort?

Most local part stores will scan and clear codes for free. Try that.

There is no other magic way. Battery disconnect for 15+ minutes works sometimes.
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