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Explorer: A powers rain malfunction came on when we were driving

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A powers rain malfunction came on when we were driving our 2008 Ford Explorer.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 2 years ago.
Are you referring to the Check Engine Light?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No the wrench indicator came on the dash. We were driving and the vehicle shimmied and then the indicator light came on.
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 2 years ago.
Ah, ok, the "Wrench" light. Gotcha! When this light is lit, this means the on-board computer saw a problem, but it was very intermittent and it does not know what the root of the problem was enough to set the Check Engine Light, but is pointing to a problem with the engine or transmission. The best thing to do at this point is to have the "p-codes" read from the on-board computer. These p-codes are what is used as a "starting point" for the diagnosis and will tell which part/sensor in which system has the fault. There isn't a Mechanic on the planet that can tell you what is wrong with the vehicle just by "looking" at the Engine Light. Every single Mechanic's first course of action WILL be to obtain the p-codes. Once you get these p-codes you can more accurately and efficiently diagnose the problem and then make the repair. You can have these p-codes read FREE (except in California) at any local "big chain" part store (ie. AutoZone, PepBoys, Advanced, etc).