My 3.8L Regal is a cross between and OBDI and OBDII. I've been told that I
can't pull the codes. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 cranks to start. The check
engine light comes on and will stay on until I turn the car off and restart.
I would rather not take the care in to Buick and have the codes
pulled.......I would like to replace the suspect part myself. Any
suggestions on what parts to replace and/or parts to clean, to see if I can
make the problem go away. Can I pull the codes by shorting 2 leads on the
underdash connector? I'm fearful that I will damage the ignition control
Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
Any shop that has a Snap On MT200, a OTC/SPX Pathfinder 2000, or other
OBDI & OBD II Capable OBD read out and interface, can check them. Expect to
payt for it if you do not uae a shop on a regular basis.
BTW I am parting out a 95 Regal if you need any parts.
Dealer can read it for about 50 bucks. Autozone will most likely not have
the correct unit to read the code. You have an OBDI system but it has the
OBDII type connector. I bought an Actron scan tool that works with OBDI and
purchased a cable that fits the OBDII type connector. Works great.
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