Having problems with your 2005 Ford Freestyle ?

Check engine light

\015 P series of errors. Which part of the car do those belong to (i.e. "P001-P008)?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 16-07-2018

Answers :

Pxxxx code refer at Powertrain Control Module stored fault codes; the four most common Check Engine Light scenarios and what to do:

* The Check Engine Light turns on and off or flickers.
If\012 the Check Engine Light comes on in the city but goes off on the \012freeway, then the fault is present during city driving conditions. Pay \012attention to whether or not the vehicle runs or drives any differently \012when the Check Engine Light illuminates. If vehicle performance does \012change, drive the car as little as possible and take it to be checked by\012 a service professional as soon as possible. If there is no change in \012vehicle performance, you can drive home, but have it inspected as soon \012as possible. In this condition, you run a risk of the vehicle dying or \012not starting.

* The Check Engine Light comes on and stays on.
If\012 the Check Engine Light illuminates constantly during driving with no \012noticeable driving or performance problems, there is a permanent fault \012in the emission control system. When this happens, the computer that \012controls the emission system usually has a backup program that runs \012while the fault is present. (These backup programs are often referred to\012 as "limp home" mode programs.) You should get the vehicle serviced as \012soon as possible, but in most cases, the vehicle will continue to \012operate, though you run a risk of it dying or not starting.

* The Check Engine Light illuminates, stays on, and there are performance problems.
This\012 means that a vital component of your emission control and engine \012management system has a serious problem. It usually involves a component\012 or system needed for the vehicle to run at all. In most cases, drive \012the vehicle as little as possible. In many cases, the vehicle is not \012safe to drive at all -it could stop or stall out at any moment. It is \012best to pull over to a safe place and have the vehicle towed to an \012automotive diagnostician for a thorough inspection and repair.

* The Check Engine Light light comes on and blinks in a steady pattern while driving.
Don't\012 confuse this steady pulsing of the Check Engine Light light (usually \012one or more flashes per second) with a flicker (see above). The Check \012Engine Light may stay on steadily or it may flash when the vehicle is \012accelerated. This is very serious. There is a severe failure of the \012emission control system that is causing the engine to misfire to the \012point that the catalytic converter is damaged each time the Check Engine\012 Light flashes. It may mean that the catalytic converter is overheating \012to the point that it will glow red or, in extreme cases, start a fire on\012 the underside of the vehicle. Immediately pull over to a safe place and\012 have your vehicle towed to an automotive diagnostician for repair. \012Vehicles can be severely damaged and even destroyed by fire if this \012condition is ignored for too long.

Pay attention at the self-read Jeep codes procedure, note the code numbers there and send it us for additional details:
- put key in ignition
- push and hold the odometer/trip mileage button (the little black one that comes out of the gauge cluster)
-\012 turn the key to the "ON" position (where all the electronics turn on / \012do not start the Jeep, just turn it to "ON" three times...
ON / OFF / ON / OFF / ON
- Check odometer and note the Pxxxx codes showed there.

Additionally,\012 if you have some Autozone or Autoshop early, they could make this job \012for free (sometimes) with OBD Scanner Reader Tool.

Hope\012 this helps; thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.
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