We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car. Tweet Video Description A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your Ford Escort. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics OBD plug on your Escort, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Escort. Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your Escort is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens.
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How to Reset Your Check Engine Light | YourMechanic Advice
Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. Even though the vehicle is under OBDII standards, switch the ignition off, then you can go to the plug in, located under the steering column usually to the right , remove the cap if there is one, and use a paper-clip, bend the paper-clip into a "U" and insert it into the very first two openings, the top and the bottom on the first column. Then switch the ignition back on and watch your check engine light, it should flash "one" then "one, two, three" indicating 13 that it is being read, it will flash "13" 3 times. Then it will flash the code, "one, two, three" and "one, two, three" would inicate diagnostic trouble code " You'll have to watch the check engine light, and steady look at it, and count how many times is flashes to see what trouble code it is displaying.
Engine Light Is On: 1997-2003 Ford Escort - What to Do
Albany NY Ah yes, you've got a 3rd gen, of course. In that case, probably the only way to clear codes is through a specialized device, like a fancy code checker. We've got an advanced auto parts in potsdam and they'll do that stuff for free for you. I'm not very familiar with the 3rd gen escorts, so you'll have to bear with me. I did a little research on your problem and made a few calls and here's what it means:
The "Check Engine" light comes on when there is a problem with the engine. Usually, once the problem is resolved, the light turns off automatically, but occasionally, the light will stay on even after the issue with the engine is fixed. In these situations, you have to manually reset the engine light with a socket wrench.