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Old 07-09-2011, 02:29 PM
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Default Code Readers......Please help

What brand do you use to read codes on a 1993 ranger ? Advance
says they can't read a 93 model. I have trouble trying to read the
codes the way Hayes repair book says to. I went to O'relly's parts
and there machine would not read the codes....Thanks
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

Sounds like you need a reader for OBD 1 with a ford adapter. Brand has nothing to do with it.

Try these instruction to read it yourself
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

I had trouble reading the engine light. It is confusing to me. That's
why I would like to have a code reader. It will give you the numbers.

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Old 07-10-2011, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

Thanks a lot....I will try again
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

i have an autoxtra scanner it does obd-1 and obd-2 systems and it gives the numbers not just a flashing light. Ebay has a bunch of obd-1 scanners for like $40 with a digital disaplay
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:48 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

Thanks
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

no problem. our old trucks suck to get codes read on lol its either you own the scanner or go to a stealership
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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3l 5spd ext. cab. the loaner truck

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Old 07-13-2011, 04:30 AM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

Stealership is right...They want $81.00 just to read the codes.
Five minutes for $81.00...
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:48 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

yea i kno! if you plan on keeping the truck just get the ebay one and call it a day
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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3l 5spd ext. cab. the loaner truck

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Old 07-31-2011, 01:39 PM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

I jus picked up a CarMD for an OBD2 reader. works pretty good. Includes software and a website that breaks down the codes and give top suspects.
So far it's 2 for 2. MY Mazda3 and my ranger both had CELs and I fixed them both.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:07 AM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

I bought a code reader. I run codes and it showed 111..means system ok.
BUT DRIVE IT DOWN THE ROAD AND ITS NOT OK.?????????....Thanks
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

whats it doing?
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:26 AM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breadman View Post
Stealership is right...They want $81.00 just to read the codes.
Five minutes for $81.00...
F*ck that noise. Look in your mail for advertisements. There was a shop here doing them for free, nobody ever says you have to have them fix it.

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Seeing the Champion Auto Parts fender cover reminds me that this video was one in a series of VHS tapes that Champion Auto put out to it's customers, for them to purchase, and use at home, when they were open. Everything from basic tune ups to engine rebuild tapes were for sale. It was a good instructional library series, and would be great to have nowadays on DVD fornat.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: Code Readers......Please help

You shift first,second,& third everything is ok and in fourth & fifth it feels like a miss,
but it could be a surge.You can tell it more when you hold a steady speed of say 55. Its real bad when you are holding a steady speed (say 55) and you back off the gas a little to slow down to 50. The problem is worst when pulling my boat.When the truck is running in the yard you can rib it up and it sounds good...no miss or nothing.......Thanks
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