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Check engine light comes on. 1996 Ford Taurus.

Do I need to worry about engine damage?

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  • steveannette May 22, 2009

    Thanks

  • steveannette May 22, 2009

    Thanks Louie3006. Heading to autozone to see if I can get at the solution.

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Hello, I would go to Autozone and get a free diagnostic check to see what codes are coming up in your system. Something as minor as bad O2 sensor can lead to a clogged catalytic converter in a matter of months resulting in bad gas mileage. So just for precaution I would get the codes ran just to make sure something minor won't become something major. To get the light to go off you can have a shop do it for you or you can unhook your battery for half an hour, then pump your brakes ten times and your check engine light should go off. I hope this gives you some guidance and help solves your question.

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    'Your welcome and if you need guidance through a repair send me an email.

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As long as the engine isn't making any loud clunking or rattleing noises, you'll be fine. The light will go off if any sensors are not operating correctly. But will not cause engine damage.

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