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Service engine soon light on a 1996 Ford taurus. I just had the brake line replaced 2 weeks ago because it had completely rusted out

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When this light comes on it has nothing to do with the brakes it is an engine diagnostic faluire you must use an odb2 reader to read the codes see what the problem is and or reset the light! good luck!

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Ford taurus will not shift into gear drive or reverse and transmission makes no noise


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97 ford taurus: Cylinder 2 misfire


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When the "service engine soon" light comes,what


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Feb 10, 2011 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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The ABS light came on the car stop for a minute after a while I cut the car back on and it started. what is a ABS and where is it located on a ford taurus 1996 car.


The "ABS" or Anti-lock Brake System is exactly that. When the brake pedal is pressed in a harsh or panic manner the "ABS" senses the tires locking up or skidding. It releases just enough brake pressure to allow the tire to rotate thereby giving control back to the driver. It allows the shortest stopping distance. The "ABS" control module will be located next to the Brake Master Cykinder in the engine compartment and attached by steel brake lines. If the "ABS" light is coming on then the system is malfunctioning and should be checked as soon as possiable.

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Service engine soon light on 1996 ford taurus . how do I reset it?


Take the car to Autozone or similar business that offers free scanning of the car's computer. If the computer has no problem codes, then the scanner can turn off the light. If the computer has recognized trouble, then it must be corrected to keep the light turned off. Good luck!

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FORD: 1995-96 CONTOUR, CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, TAURUS, THUNDERBIRD
1996 MUSTANG LINCOLN-MERCURY: 1995-96 CONTINENTAL, COUGAR, GRAND MARQUIS, MARK VIII, MYSTIQUE, SABLE, TOWN CAR, TRACER LIGHT TRUCK: 1995-96 AEROSTAR, BRONCO, ECONOLINE, F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1996 EXPLORER This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to include the 1995 4.6L Thunderbird/Cougar. ISSUE: After a 1-4 hour engine soak time, long crank times and/or long crank to start followed by a stall may occur on some vehicles. No further stalling or rough idle will occur after the engine is running. The long crank and/or stall may be due to the Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve sticking.
ACTION: Replace the IAC Valve with a revised IAC Valve if no Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are present. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
  1. Perform normal diagnostics and correct any DTCs as required by referring to the appropriate year Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) Service Manual.
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