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95 Escort LX sedan check engine light????


dwbailey
01-28-2010, 01:47 PM
Hey guys, gotta a problem. :crying: Check engine light came on my son's 95 Escort and I can't imagine what to check first. I understand you can't hook up a scanner to a 95 since they don't store codes like the newer cars do in the computer. Can anyone suggest a few places to check that would trip the check engine light? Was thinking maybe it might be the O2 sensor but don't know how to verify. Any suggestions or explanation of when it may have happened to you and what it took to make it go out would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

12Ounce
01-28-2010, 02:53 PM
........... I understand you can't hook up a scanner to a 95 since they don't store codes like the newer cars do in the computer. ........

You may be correct about this ... but make sure. Your car may be an "early model" and be set up just like a '96. Look for the scan-port underneath the instrument panel area.

If, instead, it is indeed a "pre-'96" (pre-OBDII), you can find a way to get the code from the car itself by looking in a Haynes. Don't try to "guess it" ... that could be very expensive ... there is data somewhere to be had.

This site will list some codes for both OBDII and EEC IV, ... but it does not show how to hook up the jumper to get the EEC IV codes.:
http://www.clubfte.com/users/screwy/

dwbailey
01-28-2010, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the site. I'm pretty sure though that the place where you hook up is on the driver's side near the firewall under the hood. Will check when I get home. :smile:

AzTumbleweed
01-28-2010, 04:08 PM
Thanks for the site. I'm pretty sure though that the place where you hook up is on the driver's side near the firewall under the hood. Will check when I get home. :smile:

That's where it is on the '93.

dwbailey
01-28-2010, 04:36 PM
That's where it is on the '93.

That's where it is on 95s too. Just checked and that's where its at. Unfortunately in the like 3 inch thick service manual I bought, it says to refer to the Powertrain Control/Emission Diagnosis Manual for diagnosis and testing of the electronic engine controls systems which is prolly where the destructions on how to run the jumpers to determine what code(s) it has stored. Anybody happen to have that manual? :uhoh:

12Ounce
01-28-2010, 07:25 PM
If you can find any Haynes for any early-ninties Ford product ... it will show where the single jumper-to-ground goes. The drawing/sketch is never the best ... a bit hard to decipher ... a photo would have been much better. But they didn't ask me!

12Ounce
01-28-2010, 07:39 PM
Here's a location that shows the hook-up ... you have to ignor the fact that they show testing something other than your model ... and you have to do a bit of looking:
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http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191861

mightymoose_22
01-29-2010, 05:08 PM
These might help you out. If you don't want to hook it up with the jumper you can still get a code reader for this car at the parts stores.

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:rj4KxLXGOXQJ:www.fordfuelinjection.com/files/self_test.pdf+EEC+IV+test+jumper&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESj9IQuP724Lc2LQZSYVCv6CW52puO5k44YN18XT CucpFo9ohvCk_-FLPUVlD23VLlyJ4OKRy6QMFinV6Cb6sTmIqdZlu3nS3npbNsrF ICXh6qU9U_voMIezemhq5D5lB1cSdQSt&sig=AHIEtbQk6tUTixLsDIW1qfdojDXs2N_nWA

http://www.gt350mustang.com/eec.htm

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