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Service engine light has been on for many months. Mechanic who has serviced my 2001 Ford F150 with 240,000+ miles has not been able to fix.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: Not a problem. You can work with the Ford Mechanic to figure that out. Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I cannot fix myself. What I would like to know is how to get an estimate without spending a lot of money.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

Do you know the fault code and or codes that are setting when the light comes on?

What size engine is this?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
6 cyl rear wheel drive
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

Do you know the fault code and or codes that are set when the light comes on?

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