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The engine management light has just come on in my 2000 'Y' reg ford focus!! wot is the likely solution?? it has done 85000 miles. the car was overheating recently also but just added coolant and water.. please help me...

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    my ford focus 2ltr engine warning light has just come on. car is not losing power or overheating? any help please.

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You need to have a code scanner hooked up to it to find out why the light is on.Anything can cause it. if you have one near you,go to autozone, or advanced auto parts,they will usually do it for you.
If not, go to a repair shop or dealer.

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The most likely is the cylinder head temp sensor...very common

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