PLEASE READ!!! Question about 1989 LTD Ford Crown Victoria

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  1. allensimona

    allensimona Newbie

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    ???Here recently, while driving. . . . the check engine light will flicker and then sometimes stay on. when it does so, my car kinda like loses power, especially when i come to a stop---it will act like it is bogging down and sounds like its about to quit. . . so i will hold my foot on the brake while giving it a lil gas until its time to go again. . . . when the car is in motion, . . it doesnt seem to act up as much, but it still does. . . I just need to know what this could be. . . im pretty aquainted with cars and my car in general, but i have never came across this specific problem, . . . so please help! I just know that its not a good thing when the check engine light illuminates, so i need to get it fixed asap!
     
  2. Darrenp

    Darrenp Jr. Member

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    First of all, you need to find out what the codes are that are being stored in the computer. This is an ODB I system, so you may be able to get the codes by reading the flashing of the Check Engine light. There is a procedure for this, but I do not know what it is for Fords. Another person on this site should be able to tell you. Or check the information pages on this site to see if you can get the codes. If not, most parts stores will run a scan for free. Do not give in to a sales pitch to buy a part until you really know what is wrong.

    Remember, just because a code says that there is a fault with a certain circuit, it does not been to just replace a certain part. Another problem may be causing the code to set. It is just a place to start looking.

    Post the codes back here and we will go from there.

    Good luck.

    Darren
     
  3. Darrenp

    Darrenp Jr. Member

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    Also, please let us know the following:

    engine size, milage, any add-ons or aftermarket mods, etc.

    The more information we have, the better we can help you.

    Darren
     
  4. crunch

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    Go to trouble codes upper right of this web page.
    Code info and how to read codes.
     
  5. crunch

    crunch wrench

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    http://www.troublecodes.net/Ford/

    Get the code and post it back here for more help.
    Crunch
     

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