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The emissions light blinking..2004 Ford Escape

The emissions light has either been on steady, or blinking now and then, on my 2004 Ford Escape. I'm almost afraid to ask, but what would cause this?

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  • Bhappyynot Apr 21, 2009

    Thanks much for the quick response, mrmopar1! :) The engine seems like it is missing at times, would this info narrow down the possible solution to this problem?

  • Bhappyynot Apr 21, 2009

    Thanks so much for all your help, mopar1. I'll be taking it to the garage tomorrow. Just wanted to have an idea of what it could be. Have a great day!



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There is a great number of things that can cause this **** as an oxygen sensor. or charcole canister, gas cap,or even your catalatic converter you will have to have the car hooked up to a diagnostic computer to find the problem for sure.
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  • aaron johnson Apr 21, 2009

    the engine missing could be caused by a bad coil wich ford had trouble with on the v-8s the 5.4liter to be exact but you will still have to bring it in and have it hooked up to diagnostics. and they should be able to tell you what it is almost imeediatly.



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