98 escort zx2 service engine light

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Recently the oil pan (which was totally rusted out) got replaced and when the car came back from the shop the service engine light was on. The car is 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 with a 2.0L DOCH zetek (spelling?) engine. We just bought the car about 2 weeks ago so we don't know much about recent service etc. My bf is wondering what to check (he's tried tightening the gas cap and resetting the computer). We're really hoping to not have to pay to hook it up for the codes because it's pbbly something small and dumb. We think it likely happened while the oil pan was being replaced and everything is running fine right now.

posted by  need_advice_81

Try taking it to Autozone and having them run the codes. You can't reset the computer without a scanner. Disconnecting the battery, contrary to popular belief, will not do it. Autozone will provide this service free of charge and also will tell you what the code means. They will also turn the code off. :thumbs:

posted by  97Talonchik

argh you beat me to it :clap: couldn't have said it better myself

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

:laughing: :badrazz: :banana:

posted by  97Talonchik

Are there Autozones in Ontario? I've never heard of them

posted by  need_advice_81

Ahh, that could be a problem. It's a U.S. store. I'm trying to find a Canadian counterpart....

posted by  97Talonchik

partsource

canadian tire

napa

autoparts plus

posted by  dodgerforlife

question for ford folks.... did ford go to a steel pan for the 2.0? b/c i know the 1.9's (up to 96 had aluminum pans) and w/ ford's "rusty pan" problem, i couldn't imagine why they'd go back to steel... anyone? did she get hosed?

posted by  dodger65

good point i'll see what a zx2 pan is like next time

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

Ztec engine has an alum. pan i just looked it up on ford repair DVD
ppauley/cobra freek
ppauley53@msn.com

posted by  ppauley

Ztec engine has an alum. pan i just looked it up on ford repair DVD
ppauley/cobra freek
ppauley53@msn.com
as far as the check engine lamp being on you have to have it scanned to find the codes before going any farther

posted by  ppauley

in light of that, i would definitely not take it back to the place that replaced the "rusted out" oil pan...

posted by  dodger65

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