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Ford Escort 1997 my check engine light is always lit

My check engine light is always lit

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Run into PepBoys, autozone or similar big auto parts stores & most will scan for trouble codes free of charge. Write down the code(s) they retrieve and if they can't tell you right then & there what's wrong, get back to us & we'll help.

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U will need to get it on a computer there is an engine management problem

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