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I have a 2001 ford focus and the check engine light is on so it will not pass inspection. the speedometer does not work all the time and sometimes the odometer will be blank. I do not have the owners manual to the car. I took the car as is from a relative and would like to get the problem fixed if I knew what it was?

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You'll need to bring it to a garage (autozone, walmart, etc) to have it scanned for the exact code(s) to determine the cause of the light. the light can mean anything.

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You can view a full free online repair manual for your car if you register for free at www.autozone.com

It may be a faulty circuit or relay. It also may just be as easy as cleaning the speedometer/odometer sensor that is attached to the front wheel.

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