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FORD ESCAPE EMISSION CONTROL WARNING LIGHT PROBLEM: I have a Ford Escape XLT, 6 cylinder, 2002 model, and the above warning light comes on, on the dash. The problem is, that it only comes on after the car has been started, but once this light is on, it says on for a long period of time. I have been advised by a mechanic that it could be the Oxygen Sensors, so I have had these two replaced, but this light still comes on. Do you agree with the opinion of this mechanic, or do you think it could be something else? The car has done over 200,000 kms. Thanks

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There is a problem being logged into your computer for the light to be on. Take a little advise and check your local parts stores for a code reader. Some parts stores will hook to your car with their reader and tell you the problem. If the mechanic did not hook to your car with an OBD II reader, then he is just guessing what is wrong. There are a lot of sensors that cause this light to go on. This will effect the drivability of your car too. So in short, I do not agree with this mechanic if he did not hook your car up to a ODB II reader/scanner.

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