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I my working on a 1998 ford taurus 3.

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i my working on a 1998 ford tauras 3.0 dohc the check engien light is on and has been and when i scan it it throws up a lot of code such as bank 2 is leen then i scan it a gen and it wont be thair a trans code and a theft code comes the car was runing fine but the light was on now the car runs fine if u reset the computer for about 60 miles then car sterts cuting out like no fule if gas is featherd the car will still run and sometimes the car will acelarte by it self if you turn the key off the car will run perfict for about 10 miles car never has problem starting or itleing and when the computer is re set the car runs great for 60 miles or a hour do u thank it is the computer (pcm) other car i have worked on would not run whith this theft code it has me buffloed please help a shade tree machanic
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago
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Hello there!

 

It sounds like you have multiple problems. I would start by clearing all of the codes and check to see which ones come back first. From there, you can handle them one by one. Lean codes are common on these vehicle. Transmission codes might have to be handled by a transmission shop. But I will be able to lead you in the right direction once we know the first code that comes back after they are cleared.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
when i re scan the same code never comes up again does this make a diffrince
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago
If it is not the same code, then we will just use the first code that comes back.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

so buy the car runing good when the pcm is reset this is commom and what is the theft code about

Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago
If you give me the code number I can get you some info about it.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
going to work on it be back
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago
SOunds good!
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
hay amedee about to buy a new scaner do u think i need live pcm main stream and is equus 3130 any good or do u pefer something diffrent
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago
Live data is always a good thing to look at when trying to diagnose a performance issue. I would strongly recommend to go that route. HOwever, I have never used the equus 3130 so I cannot say if it is good or bad. Being in the auto industry, I would be a little hesitant because I have not heard a lot about that particular scanner.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

which scaner would u sugest

Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago

Snap on... solus, modis or ethos.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
snap on is a little to much cost for me any i deal for a reasable price scaner $300.00 is max
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago
Do you have a laptop?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok i have been working on the car what would be the seanaro were the battery light would blink but alternater is carging
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 8 years ago
MOst of the time its just a bad alternator that causes this. Just be sure the battery tests out good and the wiring is in good shape coming from and going to the alternator.
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