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Old 09-18-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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This may have been asked before but I am trying to figure out which "ports" I have to jump to get the codes off the check engine light. I cant seem to find it anywhere on the net and am getting seriously frustrated. Any help please???
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It would help if we knew what year car you have.
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Sorry about that...it'* a 97 and I think that it has the OBD II so if I remember correctly you cant trip those. Its been one of those days...sorry
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That'* a OBD2 and you will need a code reader for that.
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I figured after I asked. I'm pretty sure that I fouled a plug or wire. Giving it a tune-up tomorrow so hopefully it will help. Thanks again!!
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Just stop by Advance Auto Parts. They can lend you a code reader, and you can clear your codes while you have it. (Autozone can do it, too, but they don't physically give you the reader.)
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Not a bad looking Bonnie for 143,000 Zeta, mine has just shy of 180,000 and counting. So far all I have had to fix besides regular maintenance is an intake manifold. I'm starting to think that maybe it'* an injector since the tune-up didnt help much. Dumping lot'* of fuel in the cylinder, smells pretty bad of gas on start-up. I guess Ill try to limp it into town tomorrow and see whats up. Heres to hoping it'* cheap whatever it is.
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I would start with changing the plugs and checking the wires. A injector can stick open, but it'* more likely the plug is firing weak. Pull all your plugs and inspect them, mark which cylinder it came from. If it'* a single cylinder it''* most likely a plug or wire, if it'* a pair of cylinders that share a coil, the coil might be bad.
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