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Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by Winston P., December 25, 2004.

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    1. Winston P.

      Winston P. New Member

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      Greetings, and Merry Xmas, Everyone!

      As some of you may already know, snow has fallen in Houston, Texas.

      Having said that, I drove my Explorer [for approximately 25-minutes] in this unusually cold-weather. To say the least, the "Check Engine" light came on [and has remained on.]

      Perhaps the cold-weather induced an engine failure. Anyways, I would appreciate any insight whatsoever.



      Many Thanks,



      C
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Scan and post the OBD trouble code that illuminated the CEL and someone will gladly help you.
       
    4. Winston P.

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      Thanks for the advice! I will buy an OBD-I reader, read the trouble-code(s), and post the results ASAP.



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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Your truck is a 200, correct?

      If so, you are OBD II.
       
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      Yes it is. Thanks for the advice, once again. I will head to Wal-Mart this afternoon.



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      Once Again, Greetings!

      So, anyhow, I went to AutoZone where this gentlemen scanned the Explorer (CEL). To say the least, the problem code is P0125 (if I remember correctly). Basically, the CEL activation can be attributed to the temperature-sensor.

      I bought it there for $13.99. I haven't replaced it yet (that is, because I don't know where it is; but, I'll soon find-out).

      In any case, once again, thanks a lot for the help!



      Regards,



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