does anyone know if auto zone checks the check engine light for the OBDI
cars??? i know they do the later model cars.. and if so where can i get
the codes definition on the internet.. i got a code scanner, but its one
of those beep, beep, and the flashing light, $25 ones and i cant use it,
loose count of the beeps and i guess it miss on the flashing light
also.... thanks for a reply....
I believe Autozone has only OBD II scanners, but your car doesn't have
OBD I but Ford's own interface, which doesn't even require the $25
scanner. See www.therangerstation.com/OBD_I.html for information
about reading and interpreting the codes by using nothing but a jumper
wire. You'll still have to count the flashes, but that isn't as
difficult as it seems (but not as easy as counting them on a GM),
although writing a mark on a piece of paper for every flash can help
you count faster.
The best manuals for fuel/emissions diagnosis are from the auto maker
and Mitchell, and the latter are available at all but the very worst
libraries. They'll not only list all the codes but also have several
hundred pages of iagnostic charts and information on testing each
component, usually with just a digital multimeter (the $25 would have
been better spent on one). Chilton's, Haynes, and Alldata are
especially weak for problems in these areas.
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