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Is there a way to read out engine trouble codes on a 1997 ford explorer withot a code reader. My old dodge van needed to turn key on 3 times without start to activate dash light flashing of codes. A jumper wire in a connector on my buicks and my camry caused dash light flashing readout. My wifes caravan requires holding trip odo button in on key switchon to read codes on the digi odometer. What about the ford?

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  • cheryldave Sep 15, 2009

    My mechanic also says if the oils up and clean and the milage is good and all other levels are right: ignore the light. If it really is bothersome: take the display apart and remove the bulb.



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No. yer lucky to get em with a scanner on those years...

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks much for info. On talking to my mechanic friend..he says likely problem is flakey oxygen sensor but this ford beast may have as many as 4 of em"


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