I picked this car up a couple of weeks ago with just 36,000 miles on it,
unfortunately the engine check light is coming on intermittently. I
understand that you can't hook up a code scanner on this car, but you can
read codes through the message center on the dash. How do I go about
diagnosing this problem, or pulling out the engine codes?
Yes, you can use a code scanner, but it has to be OBD1 compatible; the scan
tool connector will be on the drivers side fender apron with the words "EEC
TEST "; the message center in the dash, I believe, is only for displaying
codes related to the climate control system. If this car has been sitting
for a while, no doubt with that mileage, and the engine runs normally, I
would just ignore the code for now, as whatever intermittent concern might
be there could clear itself.
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