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Tool light came on in 2007 Ford Explorer hesitated to go into second gear took foot of excretory and it went in yo second gear without problem what's going o
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Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago
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do you have access to a scan tool?

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No
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

do you have a auto parts store near you that can scan it for codes?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There is a auto zone close by but closed now. I don't know if they can scan. If so is it ok to drive there
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Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

yes it should be fine to drive there.The check engine light or wrench light comes on when the on-board computer detects a fault in engine driveability or performance, transmission control system or transmission, or the emissions system, and a fault code is set and stored in the computer. Faults that can set the check engine light can range from a vaccuum leak, engine mis-fire, low engine compression, faulty sensor such as O2 sensor or other engine sensor, hydraulic pressure loss in transmission, transmission shift solenoid, open/short in wiring harness, emission evaporative system leak, or one of over a hundred different reasons.
The only way to know what set a fault code and turned the check engine light on is to have a diagnostic scanner hooked up to the on-board computer and read it for stored diagnostic fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this service for free- (like auto zone)check with you local parts stores. If none in your area do, then you will have to take it to a shop and pay to have the computer read for stored fault codes.

Without knowing the fault codes numbers, it would be irresponsible to guess as to the cause as there are hundreds of possible causes

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