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Old 01-31-2006, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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reading codes on 95 taurus; check engine light; higher idle

I have a 95 taurus with a 3.0 v6 in which the check engine light comes on
intermittently. i can't say went it comes on. also, my engine seems to idle
higher than it used to. is there a way to obtain the code readings without
buying a reader. iwent to autozone parts store, where they do it for free,
but they only have a reader for the newer cars, a type II reader. i know
the light means a problem with emissions parts usually, like an O2 sensor or
a map sensor or plug wire, but i'd like to discover the code readings so i
can fix it myself. is there a way to get the code readings without paying a
mechanic or buying a reader? please email reply to johnagner@hotmail.com


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Old 01-31-2006, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: reading codes on 95 taurus; check engine light; higher idle

"john" <agner1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 95 taurus with a 3.0 v6 in which the check engine light comes

on
> intermittently. i can't say went it comes on. also, my engine seems

to idle
> higher than it used to. is there a way to obtain the code readings

without
> buying a reader. iwent to autozone parts store, where they do it for

free,
> but they only have a reader for the newer cars, a type II reader. i

know
> the light means a problem with emissions parts usually, like an O2

sensor or
> a map sensor or plug wire, but i'd like to discover the code readings

so i
> can fix it myself. is there a way to get the code readings without

paying a
> mechanic or buying a reader? please email reply to

johnagner@hotmail.com
>
>


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Old 01-31-2006, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: reading codes on 95 taurus; check engine light; higher idle

Simple OBD 1 (EEC IV) code readers are inexpensive

You may have two different problems:

First look for a vacuum leak, that engine has a plastic vacuum line elbow
that tends to crack... it's located approx between the two banks on the
left-hand side. replace it with brass one from local H/W store.

The second, we'd need to see codes but I bet it will have to do with EGR
or EGR Pressure feedback.

symptoms are light will come on at low to intermediate engine speed, go
out once you hit the freeway.

DO NOT replace the EGO based on codes until you come back here with the
code.


"Steve W." <Dugdug56@what.com> wrote:

> "john" <agner1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:43dfca37$0$25068$822641b3@news.adtechcomputers.com...
>> I have a 95 taurus with a 3.0 v6 in which the check engine light
>> comes

> on
>> intermittently. i can't say went it comes on. also, my engine seems

> to idle
>> higher than it used to. is there a way to obtain the code readings

> without
>> buying a reader. iwent to autozone parts store, where they do it for

> free,
>> but they only have a reader for the newer cars, a type II reader. i

> know
>> the light means a problem with emissions parts usually, like an O2

> sensor or
>> a map sensor or plug wire, but i'd like to discover the code readings

> so i
>> can fix it myself. is there a way to get the code readings without

> paying a
>> mechanic or buying a reader? please email reply to

> johnagner@hotmail.com
>>
>>

>
> http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/OBD_I.html
> http://www.wellsmfgcorp.com/OLDSure%...eyoucan36.html
>


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