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My friend just bought a 1999 Escort LX. The day she picked up the car she noticed the Low Fuel light came on so she stopped to get gas. On her way home the car was running real rough and the check engine light came on. We thought it was bad gas she bought. After having the computer read the message pointed to a possible vacuum leak could not find one, so the clerk at Auto Zone said maybe the junk from the bottom of the tank got into the fuel filter. A few days later we brought it by a Good Year and when he tried to read the computer with his reader it would not see it, however he did find the vacuum leak put on a new hose and said It may pass smog now the light is off. We went to have it smogged and it got rejected because it could not read and the Check engine light came back on. On the way home we noticed that the Odometer and speedometer stopped working. I had a friend who knows about cars look at it and said It may be a bad ground. Any Ideas?? Thank you in advance for any help you can give us.

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SOURCE: 1976 Ford F250 Emmisions

Whatever it had when it was sold in OR is what will be required in calif, it goes by engine calibration number, that is on a sticker on the valve cover, another way to get it is to run the VIN number on a Ford information computer, we call this the OASIS SYSTEM. Also check the emission sticker on the radiaor support under the hood.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

SOURCE: Codes P0171 and P0316

code po316 is a random misfire like plugs or wires po171 will cause po316 po171 is a lean o2 code on bank # 1 that is a vacuum leak need to check it better for a vac leak

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SOURCE: P171 and p174 check engine light

I think autozone gave you the wrong information. My manual shows that p171 is the oxygen sensor unable to switch, and p174 is the same only the switching is too slow. Change the oxygen sensor on bank #1, and see if that works.Make sure that it is a heated sensor, match it with the old one.

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SOURCE: 98 ford escortLX starts and runs for about 1 min and then stalls

check fuel pressure regulator.+ vacuum lines going to it look see if gas in vacuum line.if so regulator rupture.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: The check engine light stays on or comes back on

the problem you have is related to your EVAP valve, have it checked cause it can be a lot of things and might be necesary to replace.
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