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Getting codes without a code reader

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by SinNH, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    SinNH

    SinNH [OP] New Member

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    Hi to all--
    Check engine light comes back on every 40 miles or so after rebooting or using the odo button. Rebooting does turn it off. Fuel cap is tight and not beat up.
    The chevy I just got rid of would let you get the trouble codes out by jumping two of the terminals that the reader plugs into, then the check engine light would flash the code.
    Possible on my 02 3.4 L? (105k)
    thanks
     
  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    slmgt

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    I do not know the answer to your question, but some auto parts stores (like Pep Boys, NAPA, etc) read your codes for free.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    McBride513

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    I'm pretty sure that was pre OBDII. Go to autozone, they will read it for free.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Brunes

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    This. Far easier than jumping terminals and counting flashing lights.
     
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