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2005 Ford Freestar Question: check engine light comes on????

 

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trish43, Loleta, CA, March 15, 2011, 15:55
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the check engine light comes on and it spits and sputters and they suggested i change the sparks and wires which I did and it still is not working. Any Ideas to my problem????

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    Superbob March 15, 2011, 16:12
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    Yes, take it to a Ford specialist and have the guy put a scanner on it and find out what the check engine light is trying to tell you. The check engine light indicates that the computer has detected a malfunction in the engine/emission control system and has diagnostic codes and data stored which would be essential in diagnosing the problem.
    Myself, at this point I'm suspicious of the ignition coils. I think you could buy a coil pack and slap it on there and it may likely fix the car. If all you are going to do diagnostically is replace parts until you hopefully get lucky, the coils would be next. I still recommend getting it checked by a pro.
    If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory ink for you:
    https://repairpal.com/directory?address=95551&car_bra...

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    Visitor, April 01, 2011, 16:40

    thanks i did this and my van is back working great

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    patrickfordfreestarman May 17, 2013, 19:46
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    it needs a new coil pack my moms did the same thing

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