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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-04-06, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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AU Fault Codes

Hi all. Can anyone point me to the method for retreiving and the listings for fault codes on an AU? I've got a manual ute that stumbles and stalls occasionally such as when changing down gears to go around a corner. The idle revs dip, sometimes it recovers and other times it will stall. Instant change to heavy steering! Any clues?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-06-06, 06:30 AM
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You need to buy or build a scan tool and as it isn't OBD II compliant (it is an OBDII socket but not OBDII pinouts/signals) buying a cheap one from the US on the net may not work.

See How do I know whether my car is OBD-II compliant? - Powered By Kayako eSupport for a further expnanation. If you have a factory manual and the electronic know how you should be able to build one or at least a PC intrerface............ if you can source a sell OBDII plug (Jaycar no longer have stocks see https://secure4.vivid-design.com.au/...ame=Automotive). This article will help Silicon Chip Online - A Self-Diagnostics Plug For Your Car although it notes the circuit it describes wont work on Aussie made Fords as they are not fully OBDII compliant.

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See New Auto OBD / Fault Code Reader covers 95% of Asian vehicles....Guaranteed they claim to have scanners for Aussie Fords. As does Allview Automotive Diagnostic Equipment Specials. But I would get wriiten confirmations that it works with your AU before buying one.

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X431 SUPER DIAGNOSTIC SCAN TOOL should work as it is a Capricorn approved supplier but it might cost as much as the car.

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Re: AU Fault Codes

Thank you all for your replies. From what you are saying it seems to me to be a very different process to that was used on the E series using the "flashing LED" readout protocol. Sounds like it could be a case of "off to the dyno shed"!

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Yes; until someone develops a home brew code reader.

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how do you use this flashing led code read out???
first i have heard of it!!!!
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See ant Gregfory's Ford Workshop manual orhttp://www.corral.net/tech/maintenance/eecivtest.html
RUNNING EEC IV DIAGNOSTIC CODES
FordTech - Your Online Source For Your Ford Technical Needs
www.fordfuelinjection.com ? How To Run a Self-Test
Checking your Ford Mustang computer codes
[url]http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/OBD_I.html[/ur/]
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/Detailed/445.shtml
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or buy one of these Tools but these are better Equus Digital Ford Code Reader

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Notty, the flashing LED method is for E series Fords. The fault codes are indicated from the ECU via an output terminal on the diagnostic connector under the dash. The pulses are best observed and noted down using a 12 volt LED type test probe that is connected to the terminal. The codes displayed can then be interpreted by referring to the manual. Gregorys have all the info and the method, and I'm also sure there have been plenty of postings on this.

Mistakenly it seems, I thought AU's were the same. According to the help I've received here, they're not!!
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