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godavid
05-05-2008, 10:05 AM
New engine just got it running and the eng. light stays on all the time. Also the fan is running all the time. I'm running reg. water in it to help seal the gaskets, right now. What do I need to check concerning the check eng. light? thanks

fturner
05-05-2008, 10:11 AM
You have a sensor somewhere that is not plugged in or is dead and the car has gone into limp mode.

Check all of them, and hopefully its just one that was missed.

Frit

rickbtbird
05-05-2008, 10:17 AM
Pull the code(s) and trouble shoot.

godavid
05-05-2008, 10:34 AM
I have a code scanner but I don't know if that is what I need or not. I've never read any codes before so I'm not sure how to read them for trouble shooting.

rickbtbird
05-05-2008, 10:40 AM
I have a code scanner but I don't know if that is what I need or not. I've never read any codes before so I'm not sure how to read them for trouble shooting.

what code scanner do you have?

David Neibert
05-05-2008, 11:35 AM
Sounds like the temp sensor is unplugged or has a bad connection. It's the sensor in the middle of this picture.

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=7248&d=1088447301

David

Evan_90SC
05-05-2008, 11:48 AM
Yep, I second the temp sensor.

godavid
05-05-2008, 01:53 PM
I have a actron 2 or3 scanner. It says that it is for a domestic ford , lincoln & Mercury. Problem solved! I found the temperature connection and it was not push down all the way. It was the one below on the water line. The check engine light is off and fan stopped running, thanks.