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My car has a slightly rough idle and the engine light is on?

Discussion in 'Trouble shooting' started by Soulwatcher, Jul 20, 2014.

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  1. Soulwatcher

    Soulwatcher Member

    May 16, 2012
    My car has 112k miles and never had a tune up and now it has a slightly rough idle and the engine light is on. Does anyone know what it might be I am afraid its going to need a tune up and if it does I am afraid to know how much its going to cost. Does anyone know how much a tune up costs for a 2005 Ford Taurus?

  2. mcjonesqwe

    mcjonesqwe Member

    Jul 18, 2014
    I'm not sure about the tune up part, but I kind of had the same problem about a month ago. I took it to Autozone, and they said it was just because the negative part of the battery wasn't on all the way. I fixed it in 5 minutes. I would go get a scan first and see what it's about. Yours may be a lot worse than mine, but you never know.
  3. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Apr 25, 2012
    Truck Driver
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    The first thing I would do is get it hooked up to a code reader to find out what is throwing the code. Then you can work from there.

  4. chrisfromwa

    chrisfromwa New Member

    Jul 18, 2014
    Spanaway, Washington
    Ya I was going to suggest running the code too, you can get the codes checked for free at most auto parts stores.
    Then once you have the codes, you can start your troubleshooting steps.
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