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97 ford taurus wagon does not accelerate ,check engine light on

I recently had an alternator put in my car ,but before doing so my car has the check engine light on and as i drive it seems to want to lose power and slow down can you give me some suggestions on what i should do

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You need to have a code scanner hooked up to see why the light is on. One or more sensors are faulty. If there is an autozone near you, go there, and ask them to scan the car, it will show what sensor is faulty, it's free, takes about 30 seconds. If not, call around, some places charge to have it done.

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THE ALTERNATOR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS YOUR EMISSIONS SYSTEM, WHICH MAKES IT SLUGGISH. HAVE YOUR OXYGEN SENSOR IN YOUR EXHAUST MANIFOLD CHECKED.

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