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Just purchased a 2001 Expedition XLT for $2400. The Service Engine light is on. Does anyone know where I can go to get the codes and corresponding readings of the codes, FOR FREE? The vehicle rides well and the engine is smooth; it gets about 14mpg and has recently had an oil change. The only problem is that when it gets down to about 20-25 miles til empty on gas, if I'm on a hill, it will stall out as if it was already out of gas. I suppose this is due to the intake from the tank to the rest of the engine being set higher than the gas gauge indicator. TIA for any advice!
The key tumbler is where this issue resides. Hitting the key is NOT the answer, as you can damage the key tumbler. If it is on it's way out and you do this and you are able to start the car this time, it may be your last. If you are gentle with the key and firm with the steering wheel, you can turn the wheel and get the tumbler to engage. It's a test in patience, but it can be done. Our experience has been when the car was parked on a hill (down) with the wheel turned into the curb. The weight of the car was on the turned in tire (someone forgot to engage the Emergency Brake first, before putting the car in Park) and this made it very difficult to get the wheel to turn at all, but with time and patience we were able to do it.