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Old 09-04-07, 01:54 PM
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Emissions\Engine Light

On my 2002 Ford Taurus SES, the Emissions\Engine light stays on.
I checked the Fuel cap and made sure it was on tight as suggested by the Owners Manual and I have about a quarter tank of gas in it. It is running good with no signs of trouble and has 45,000 miles on it.

Please advise what I can check next to fix the issue.
 
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Drive by a Autozone type store and they will scan your trouble codes for free. Often they will tell you what is wrong as well. Report back here with that trouble code.
 
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Thanks, I went to Advance Auto Parts and put the code tester in the outlet under the dashboard with the engine off.

It gave a reading of:

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Global OBDII
Vehicle

DTC (Codes)

P1135
Manufacurer Contrl.
Fuel Air Metering

DTC Pending(Codes)

No Faults Detected
 
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P1135- Ignition Switch Signal Missing or Improper.

Did the Autozone guy turn your key to ON but not start it when he read the codes?
 
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The Advance Auto Parts person gave me the Trouble Code tester and advised to not turn on the engine. I plugged it into the prong connection below my Dashboard and got the information which was transferred and printed inside the Auto Parts Store.

The guy in the parts counter said the "Fuel Air Metering" meant I might have an Oxygen Sensor problem.
 
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Are you sure it's not a P0135 code?

P0135 Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Heater circuit fault - Bank No. 1.


If it is a P0135, yes, it's a O2 sensor.
 
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Thanks for quick responses.

Yes, I am sure about the number because I have the printout in front of me:
P1135
Manfacurer
Fuel Air Metering

Maybe I should take it to another parts place and test it with ignition on?
 
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Odd.

Fuel/Air metering codes are P0100-P0199

I think he meant to put in P0135, but get it scanned again to double check.

I usually hooked the scanner up then turn the key to the ON position but not start it.
 
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Thanks (again) for quick response.

Do you think it is okay to drive 25 miles a day with this issue until I correct it?
Or is there no way of knowing at this point what damage I could be doing?
 
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You'll be fine.
 
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