Question about 2000 Lincoln LS
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9-4V V8 156,000 miles excellent condition. Emission System Warning light illuminated yesterday. Car runs great. What is required when this light comes on. Is it something that I can resolve? After reading the owner's manual, none of the causes that are listed happened to the vehicle.
This means that there was a malfunction in the emission system,ignition system, or transmission. The computer has seen the problem and set a trouble code which would lead you to the system that is causing the concern.Now understand this, it tells you which system malfunctioned it does not tell you exactly what part is bad contrary to popular believe.
Now to retrieve this code you must do this with a scan tool. Some places like auto zone will retrieve them for free. However be aware that their equipment will only retrieve the code and no other information. The reason I mention this is on this vehicle when the light is set the computer records what is called freeze frame data. This is recorded data that tells the technician what conditions your vehicle was operating under when the code set. If your problem is intermittent then this information may be vital to him in diagnosing your vehicle. This information is erased when codes are retrieved.
So my recommendation is to have a technician you know and trust to check your vehicle.
Posted on May 15, 2009
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