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post #1 of 6 Old 02-01-2014, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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How do I clear a CEL?

My truck throws a cel when it gets really cold the computer thinks the truck is burning too much fuel. Apparently it's something Ford "is working on". Anyhow it's a pain in the *** cause the command start won't work till the cel is cleared.

Is there any way for me to clear it myself? Can I use an OBD2 scanner?
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Yea you should be able to use any OBD2 compatible scanner, What year is your truck and how cold are we talking ? I had a funny issue with my CAC sensor thinking the intake air was too cold so it would throw a CEL but it had the code written out of my tune.

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It's one of the reason I have an Edge CTS. Besides showing me the extra gauges that I want to monitor, It will retrieve and clear codes.

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Yea the dealer says its a thing that sometimes happens in our cold (central Canada) and its the computer thinking that fuel consumption is too high although I dont think I'm getting all that bad considering the weather.
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If you have an iPhone or iPad, check out an App - Engine Link OBD II.
You have to purchase a WIFI ELM327 unit for it to communicate with your ipad, but for $35, and $7 for the App, pretty cheap for a scanner. I ordered one today - with a usd cable so I can use it with my laptop as well.
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It's one of the reason I have an Edge CTS. Besides showing me the extra gauges that I want to monitor, It will retrieve and clear codes.
Anyone know if an H&S Mini Maxx will retrieve and clear codes like an Edge CTS?
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