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OBD II question
Posted 28 July 2003 - 12:24 PM
Posted 28 July 2003 - 12:34 PM
Many auto parts stores will allow you to use their code scanner for FREE. I fixed my mom's 95 Impreza's starting problem by using the scanner to find that the crank and cam sensors were bad. $50 repair and the car runs fine. You can also buy a scanner on Ebay for $75 to $100 bucks. Help your friends with finding out what the "check engine" light is trying to tell them. The OBDII scanner will work on just about all cars 1996 and newer.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 01:07 PM
It is a very simple one. You can pay $200 or $300 for a more sophisticated one, plus there is PC software for diagnosis.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 01:37 PM
Thanks again and Sailmariner, your tip gives me hope of find an affordable scan tool.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 07:45 PM
Now some questions if anyone has stuck around after reading the above. Would a loose gas cap create the code of P 0463, Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High Input. Second, if the problem had been eliminated (by tightening the gas cap), when the code was pulled, would it reset the ECU to clear the code. Or why would the check engine light go out?
Sorry for the length of this post, but lastly, AutoZone, they were helpful and more than willing to assist.
Posted 29 July 2003 - 03:08 PM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:29 AM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 11:13 AM
Some of the codes can naturally go away, the 95 Legacy that frequents my driveway seems to have a code that comes and goes that I will remedy with a new coolant temp sensor here soon as I can get the time to replace it. Have the part lack the time.
Posted 31 July 2003 - 01:37 PM
How long ago did they clear the codes? They are definitely not supposed to clear them.
Normally the codes won't go away, go away, but the light may go off, and a code will still be stored in memory
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