why is my service engine light on? on 2006 Ford Taurus

my service engine light came on on tuesday, had the dashboard diagnostic done on tuesday. said there was a random backfire. light went off and now is back on today. there is over 98 thousand miles on car

by in Aurora, CO on January 13, 2011
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1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by , January 13, 2011
You probably mean misfire instead of backfire. It probably needs a tuneup?
COMMENT by , January 13, 2011
WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE OF TUNE-UPS? HOW LONG CAN SHOULD I GO BEFORE I GET THE TUNE-UP?
COMMENT by , January 13, 2011
I would suggest having a tune-up done asap?