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2000 ford focus: surpentine belt broke, have replaced but check engine

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2000 ford focus, surpentine belt broke, have replaced but check engine will not go off, took out for a run everything seems ok, can u hsuggest
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Joe replied 9 years ago.

HiCustomer The check engine light probably came on when the belt broke, due to the alternator not turning. Once the light comes on, it needs to be cleared. To clear the light, you can try disconnecting the battery for a minute. If that doesn't work, you will have to have the code cleared using a scan tool. Many places(such as auto zone)will read the code and clear it for free. If you clear the code, and the light comes back on, we will have to troubleshoot it further.

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